Ruby Tuesday’s Tree
Designed and made by Thom Atkins
The winning 2019 opportunity quilt ticket was drawn by Thom Atkins at the end of our quilt show on Sunday, February 24. The lucky winner is Marie Costa, a PVQA member. Marie purchased the winning ticket at Judy’s Fabrics.
She stated, “I am humbled and honored to have won a Thom Atkins of art. She has always admired his work and didn’t ever think that she would own a quilt made by Thom. He is the best artist and she is elated and thinks that it’s “unreal” to own his quilt. – Thank you PVQA for the opportunity to win!”
It all started with a PVQA Ruby 40th anniversary quilt challenge, its must-use selection of fabrics, and a Jacobean tree on a napkin. Thom began with a small tracing of the napkin design, and then enlarged this to a full scale cartoon. The flowers were made and arranged before the tree was drawn; for the jewel ovoids Thom used a Kaffe Fassett challenge fabric. The quilting design evolved after making a small practice piece. The result: Ruby Tuesday’s Tree, embellished with beads, beads, beads and more beads! You have a chance to win this quilt, designed and made by Thom Atkins, winner of 2nd place in Best Quilt of the World in 2015 for his dragon quilt titled Greed.