The "Merlot" dress is constructed of rayon and cotton fabrics hand dyed and hand printed with metallic fabric paint. The dye process involves pouring dye over vertically hanging fabric to create the unique color combinations. The bodice has princess seams with self piping, and is machine quilted and hand beaded. Lace trim along the bodice front, neckline, and wrists has been hand dyed, then accented with metallic fabric paints and glass beads. The bias cut rayon skirt is slightly flared.
International Quilt Festival 2004, Houston, Texas Pacific Northwest Quilt Fest 2004, Seattle, WA - Third Place 35th Anniversary National Quilting Association Annual Show, Peoria, IL Husquvarna/Viking Fashion Show - International Patchwork and Quilt Expo, Den Haag, Netherlands 2004 Mid Atlantic Wearable Art Competition 2004, Williamsburg, VA - Honorable Mention