Phillippa is, first of all, a master machine quilter (having won awards at the International Quilt Festival in Houston for "Machine Artistry" and "Merit Machine Quilting") but also her designs are most unique. It's difficult to describe her work precisely, so I'll quote from her website a statement of how she herself describes her own work: "I consider myself to be a 'contemporary' quilter rather than an 'art' quilter, and by that I mean that my quilts are very much a modern interpretation of traditional quilts of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspiration often comes directly from a traditional quilt, the design being updated by the use bright hand dyed fabrics, by curving all the seams and then stitching the three layers of the quilt (the top, batting and backing) together, by machine, with free flowing patterns."
Phillippa is a beautiful woman who dresses like a model in clothes we all suspected were her own designs. AND she gave a make-up lesson in the application of lipstick that lasts all day to her students! She could pass for a woman in her early 30s, but given the age of her son, we all figured she HAD to be in her 40s!
In addition to the awards mentioned, Naylor has won three other "big" prizes in Houston. Her work is breath-taking, and you have to see it up close to appreciate it fully. I'd urge you to go to her website to see more of her wonderful quilts and to check out the many awards that have been presented to her. Below are some quilts she brought for us to see at Quilting Adventures:
|This quilt illustrates the "skewed" nature of Naylor's quilt blocks.|
|One of Naylor's quilts|
|This shows the entire quilt from the close-up above. AND you can see how|
lovely Phillippa is and how stylishly she dresses!
|Here Naylor is showing the "whole cloth" quilt for which she won a major award.|
It is quilted extremely closely and intricately, and the thread she used on
this white quilt varied in pale colors.
|No, this isn't a quilt! This is a photo of a slide taken from Naylor's Power Point Presentation.|
It shows one of the many unique Halloween costumes that she and her son have together concocted over the years!