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Kalypso Kalamity

Entry Number: 178

Quilt Maker: Benjamin Evans

Quilted By: Quilted by Machine (Domestic or Longarm) that is Hand-Guided: Benjamin Evans

Techniques: Pieced

Design Source: Kool Kaleidoscope by Ricky Tims

Artist Statement

I began sewing as a small boy using an antique Singer machine to make little cushions for my Star Wars people. Largely self-taught, over the years I have endeavored to make a wide variety of fabric crafts and garments. I took my first quilting class in 2014. Although I favour making traditional quilts using precise patterns, I have pushed myself to try using more modern colours and techniques, including raw edge appliqué and improvisational curved piecing. Typically drawn to more masculine prints, any green or purple fabric, or one with moustaches on it, makes me exceedingly happy.

The "Kool Kaleidoscope" book by Ricky Tims was my first introduction to this master's designs. The quilt was a real challenge for me, as I learned a new (and relatively complicated) technique and pushed myself to use colours that I would not have otherwise dreamed of using.

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