Leland Burnham

I Know A Village
fabric, hand appliqué, machine piecing, hand quilting, embroidery
40 x 40 in.

Quilt-making has been my way to say “I love you” to family and friends for 40 years. Almost all of my quilts are gifts that mark a birth, a wedding, a graduation, a birthday or a similar rite of passage. My picture quilts are hand-appliquéd, hand-embroidered and hand-quilted. That intensity provides a great deal of time to meditate on the recipient, our relationship, and the stories we share. I believe that as the quilt grows, our bond is strengthened and the finished product becomes a symbol of our future.

© Leland Burnham