Lisa Ellis has had a long love affair with the textures and complexity of the overlapping circles of the Cathedral Window design. She was inspired to create this collection when she unearthed a quilt her grandmother made in the 1970s, a Cathedral Window made by hand on a muslin background. She tried playing with the method her grandmother used to design the blocks, but realized that she needed to take a different approach. Ellis developed her own construction technique which can be pieced entirely by machine and allows for up to thirteen different fabrics to appear in a single block. She has been working within this series since 2015 and is still exploring and loving the process.
Reception: June 10, 2023 from 4 - 6pm
Lisa Ellis - Effervesence
Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801