Elizabeth Dillinger, our first speaker for the 2011-12 season wowed us with her amazing collection of art quilts. Elizabeth’s quilts are a combination of piecing and raw appliqué. Paints and dyes are used to paint fabrics allowing her to create the color of fabrics needed to match the digital image she has created. Elizabeth’s thread painting and freestyle quilting are done on domestic sewing machines. Her quilts have won Awards of Excellence and Viewers’ Choice in Canada. She has won several awards in the United States including 1st place at the International Quilt Festival, the largest annual quilt show in the world. Elizabeth has been featured in Quilters Newsletter, Quiltmaker and is a regular featured artist in A Needle Pulling Thread, a Canadian magazine.