Because you have asked…
by SIEGLINDE SCHOEN SMITH
This quilt is also an Advent calendar. MANY of the doors, windows, and pieces fold open to reveal a number or a little hidden surprise. There is even a hand stitched doll tucked into a satchel that is removable. MUCH to look at and discover with this quilt!!! Do you see the similarities between this quilt and Sieglinde’s “Mother Earth and Her Children” quilt?! ; )
I had the opportunity to be a Quilt Angel for the Mother Earth quilt when it won in Houston in 2006. Lord have mercy! : ) And, I had dinner with Sieglinde at Ninfa’s the night before I angeled. Sieglinde has an affiliation with the family that makes/made Hummels. Can you see that in her work? She also designed and stitched costumes for rodeo in the past. I think these colorful influences can be seen in her work. Neat-o, huh?! Enjoy!
P.S. She has stitched some little red hearts on the back of this quilt. Sweet!