This is the first time I have tried to make a quilt inspired by a book. I found the process challenging. The book, Kapitoil, by Teddy Wayne, contains such a variety of ideas, images, and words that it was a problem to choose just one. Finally I focused on one theme which is found throughout the book. Karim’s mother, whose death greatly affected him, sang him a song by the Beatles when he was a child. That song, Julia, is finally identified near the end of the book, and one line from that song became the inspiration for my quilt. “ . . . Her hair of floating sky is shimmering, glimmering, In the sun . . .” I chose background colors of blue and tan from photographs of Qatar and the image of a woman using metallic thread and beads to capture the shimmering and glimmering of her hair.
~Linda Mulholland

A Quilt by Linda Mulholland




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