Gateway to Mongolia
Maggie Ball, Instructor
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Registration Fee: $66
($5 Pattern Fee collected in class)
The Ölzii, or never-ending knot, is a traditional Mongolian motif symbolizing the dynamic expanse of the universe and the endless cycles of life and death. It brings long life and prosperity, and drives away wild beasts and evil spirits. This symbol is used widely in Mongolia as decorative art and the pattern for the quilt, including the border, was taken from the door of a Mongolian ger (yurt). You may use either a dark or light background with contrasting Ölzii and border. Shading with similar values in the Ölzii adds to the subtle woven effect.
Maggie is from Bainbridge Island in the Northwest, but she originally hales from the UK. She says she likes to bring innovative techniques to imaginative traditional quilt-making. Her quilts are beautiful and a trip to her website would be well worth the time spent there.
She will be speaking to our Guild on Tuesday, April 24th. Join us to hear about her amazing quilt journey.