Adriana Tavares: Quilter

May 17, 2019

In Clothing and Design students get to use their creativity.  Projects have to include written instructions, be something they can finish in the semester, and help them learn a new skill.  This article is featuring one student, Adriana Tavares. She took Clothing and Textiles last year so she was ready to go this spring semester.  She decided to make a quilt.  Not only did she decide to make a quilt, she wanted a queen size quilt. She picked out a difficult Skill Builder Series quilt pattern called SHIFT that allowed her to color in her own design. She chose black, turquoise and violet and 670 pieces of fabric later her quilt top was complete.  The patchwork used squares, rectangles and half square triangles.  Adriana never faltered.  She worked tirelessly.  Marty Kloeppinger, of Elwood quilted the quilt with a stars and swirls pattern and Adriana completed the quilt with a patchwork binding.  Adriana also made two mini pillowcases to go with her quilt.