Ann Horton
Guardian of the Lost Garden

37.5" w X 44" h

This quilt honors the weaving women of Guatemala and the beautiful textiles wrought from their hands and looms. My daughter traveled to Guatemala in 2008 for graduate research and brought back a stack of beautiful hand woven fabrics and stories of her visits to rural weaving cooperatives. I was touched by the beauty of the fabrics as well as the description of the weavers’ poverty and living circumstances.

Machine piecing and appliqué, machine quilting, digitized embroidery and hand-guided thread painting. Guatemalan fabrics, cottons, cotton batting and backing. Wood buttons. WonderFil Speciality Threads: cottons, rayon, metallic and polyester.