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Gabrielle Swain

Gabrielle Swain is a studio quilt artist, whose award-winning quilt designs have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She became a quiltmaker after a career in the performing arts and now lectures and teaches applique and quiltmaking at shops throughout the the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Her work is non-traditional, and applique is her favorite technique. Gabrielle is one of the founding members of North Texas Quilt Artists and is a member of the Studio Art Quilt Association, American Quilt Society, and Quilter's Guild of Dallas.
Gabrielle and her husband, Ron, share their home in Watauga, Texas, with two sons and Dahli, the family cat.

Applique in Bloom

Gabrielle Swain, 1994

Published by: That Patchwork Place

Now you can applique a breathtaking contemporary floral quilt!
Follow the step-by-step instructions of award-winning quilt artist Gabrielle Swain to create a stunning quilt. The asymetrical arrangements and detailed rendering of the flowers, leaves, buds and vines on a variety of background fabrics result in a quilt with incrediable visual impact.

To order a copy of Applique in Bloom, call That Patchwork Place at 1-800-426-3126 or (206) 483-3313 or write to :

That Patchwork Place
PO Box 118
Bothell, WA 98041-0118 USA

Applique in Bloom retails for $22.95

Gabrielle's Quilts

La Petite Fleur

1994. 50" x 32". Six of the 8" floral blocks, combined with an asymetrical floral barder, create a delicate quilt, perfect for a beginning applique project.

Barbara's Blooming Birthday

1994. 36" x 36". Applique blocks offset with pieced checkerboard blocks, make this a striking example of how to use just a few blocks to create a smaller quilt.

Fresh Cut Flowers

1994. 16" x 16". Individual blocks, quilted, bound and placed in combination with other blocks make a beautiful arrangement in any room. The dramatic background fabric allows this block to stand alone.

Gabrielle's Lectures and Workshops

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