New Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle

Welcome to this week’s quilt jigsaw puzzle from Quilt Alliance! We are creating new quilt jigsaw puzzles for you that are both fun to solve and inspirational, too!  The beautiful quilts in the puzzles have all been contestants or quilt donations in current or past Quilt Alliance contests and auctions. Be sure to sign up for our blog notifications, so that you don’t miss any of the upcoming puzzles.

The Quilt Alliance presents a contest, exhibition and auction of small wall quilts every year. This key fundraiser supports our mission of documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers, and is an important opportunity to showcase and record the work of quilters in the U.S. and all over the world.

You can browse the 2017 contest quilts here to start picking out your favorites for our annual online auction that begins on Nov. 13, 2017.

Endangered by Nancy S. Brown

This week’s puzzle quilt is entitled Endangered and was made by Nancy S. Brown of Oakland, California for the 2017 Quilt Alliance “Voices” contest and auction. Nancy hand appliquéd and quilted her piece using 100% cotton fabric,. It was machine pieced with embroidered whiskers. She used Tsukineko ink in the eye.

Artist’s Statement

“Endangered” by Nancy S. Brown

The quilt was made for all of the endangered species who have no voice. This is an Amur Leopard which is critically endangered. This leopard lives in southeast Russia and northeast China and it is estimated that there are only about 60 of these leopards remaining in the world.

Judge’s Choice

Judge Marlene Ingraham, founder of Original Sewing & Quilt Expo selected Brown’s quilt as her Judge’s Choice Award, saying:

I fall for any quilt that truly captures “cat-itude”, and this one does exactly that.  Spectacularly.  Always quietly observing, this cat and so many of us remain silent in the face of great fear or tragedy.  Someone has to speak for them (us).  I also truly enjoy seeing so many techniques used so artfully by this maker.  The dark colors in the background set the tone …. and we seek out that single, hauntingly beautiful eye, speaking volumes.  Wonderful!!

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