This wall quilt measures 15″W x 21″H – I used raw-edge applique for the sailboat and affixed it to a batik background. The piece is then layered onto batting, stabilizer and backing and then quilted. A hanging sleeve is attached on the back.
My name is Meg Dalton and I am a fiber artist. I started quilting about 5 years ago and have exhibited at several venues locally. I enjoy photography and gardening and combine the 2 to create wall quilts of both botanical, landscape and abstract pieces. More recently I started creating wall quilts of pets for many of my clients. They have proven to be quite popular and make a unique and special gift.
I have always enjoyed sewing and became interested in quilting after reading a series of novels about quilters. After taking a few basic lessons at a local shop, I was hooked. Quilting awoke in me a creative side that I never knew existed. I began reading everything I could on the subject and watched countless videos on You Tube. I started with traditional bed quilts and began to experiment with different styles and techniques and eventually transitioned to art quilting.
I have been a gardener for quite a few years and enjoy taking photos of my garden. Combining these two interests, I decided to use my photos as inspiration for botanical wall quilts. When some of my initial quilts lacked the depth I was seeking, I tried adding more detail and shading using acrylic paint. It seemed to give my wall quilts another dimension.
I also enjoy making wall quilts depicting landscapes or cityscapes. My travel photos provide design ideas for many of these quilts. It seems to me the possibilities are endless.