by Kate McRostie
Kate McRostie's world view is a reassuringly gentle and nostalgic balm, especially when she is inspired by the gardens and antique textiles in the Colonial Williamsburg collections. She visited Williamsburg and was enchanted by the embroidered floral motifs in the collections of period needlework. She has sensitively combined this stitched inspiration with the famous shaped parterre gardens, heirloom flowers, and historic houses that adorn Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, painting her impressions of an "embroidered garden" theme.
Kate's take on Colonial Williamsburg's garden bowers (floral and antique) suggests an era of American innocence. Quilters will find the combination of this popular artist's interpretation of one of the country's most enduring and endearing historic sites irresistible. Like quilting, the fusion of Colonial Williamsburg inspiration and McRostie's art offers a delightful soothing antidote to the stresses of 21st-century urban life.
With beautiful designs, enticing colors, and timeless appeal, these fabrics will help quilters create their own piece of history.
© 2010 Kate McRostie
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