The lunch lecture we attended during Quilt Fest was by Melody Crust.I was unfamiliar with her and did a little research to find her specialty is embellishment and fabric dying. She did a fun lecture about her journey into this aspect of quiltmaking and has a sort of dry sense of humor. She poked fun a bit at herself and the quilting world in general.
She told a bit about her slightly off-beat creativeness and her first experience at making a wonky sort of checkerboard border and the quilter's dislike of trying to quilt such a crazy biased sort of edging. LOL
She is now doing much smaller pieces and really loves the threadplay of quilting and embellishment.
I loved the color mix of the greens and orange and purples on this piece