Story & Photography by Gail G. Collins
When asked how she began quilting 20 years ago, Joan Scott laughs and says, “I took a class, and it took over my life.” Looking around her Cliff Rose studio, it is easy to understand how the patterns, textures and palettes could mesmerize a soul.
They beckon with possibility. Spools of variegated, coiled thread shimmer with hues that capture a sunset, a river’s depths and floral fantasies. Quilt blocks tacked to a board in wheels of lavender and green harbor dragonflies and butterflies likening a summer meadow. Nearby, kaleidoscopic works spin and tease the eye in azure whimsy. And these are just the raw materials and latest works in progress. I laugh with Scott and sit down to let the quilting fever pass. Continue reading “Quilt to Last”