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A Beautiful Death

Fiber Wall Hanging

Created by Ann Harwell
Harwell's intricate quilts are inspired by astrophotography from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Each piece of cotton fabric is selected, individually precision cut, and sewn with a 1945 Singer sewing machine. Her quilts are constructed like fine garments, with great attention to detail—seams are strong and straight, corners are sharp, and points are precise. A surface design is added with a straight-stitch sewing machine. The quilts are hung by an aluminum bar inserted in a sleeve on the back.

This quilt competed at Artist as Quiltmaker in Oberlin, OH, and at the American Quilter's Society in Dayton Beach, FL. It won the Best Interpretation of Theme award at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA.

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