Butterflies and Flowers

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Quilter and fiber arts artist Marie Z. Johansen of Z Quilts in Washington State has been quilting for around 30 years. She started after seeing an exhibition of Amish quilts at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Marie loves to make traditional quilts and art quilts. marie-banner.jpg

Marie recently participated in the Houston Quilt Festival.   She exhibited several pieces including “Butterflies & Cream” which was in an exhibit called In The American Tradition. She said, “I can’t think of a more quintessential traditional American Quilt pattern than these butterflies that were so popular during the last great depression.”

Lucky for us, Marie is also a great fan of Clairefontaine paper and Quo Vadis notebooks.

“Although some folks might think it odd; I generally travel with two journals. One is strictly my written (and sometimes illustrated) personal journal & one that I bring along for taking notes on things that catch my eye, observations, thoughts to develop for quilts or felted pieces – that sort of thing.”

“For the Houston trip this was the little beauty that I used to capture those scattered thoughts, and to hold all the information I needed for the trip. It’s a lovely notebook that’s available in two colorways from Exaclair.   Called the Quo Vadis Robert Le Heros this journal definitely has a lovely European flair. I love the Clairefontaine paper – works great with just about any ink I use in it – including some watercolor washes.”

Read her whole blog  entry here.   We loved the  image of the  Robert le heros flower patterns against the butterfly quilt!

Please visit her site and see all her beautiful quilts, artwork and hand-made pieces.  

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