I live in a neighborhood where people take great pride in their gardens.  The gardens come in all shapes and sizes and each seems to reflect a bit of the owner's personality.  We have a shade garden in the back of our house.  It's lush and green and overgrown and scattered with pots that are yet to be filled and weeds that are yet to be pulled.  You can read whatever personality analysis you like into that description.

My favorite view of the garden is from the upstairs window.  The garden flattens out to a series of patterns, textures and color. And you can hardly see the weeds.

This bird's eye view of the garden has inspired three new wall quilts of imaginary gardens.

 Garden Map:  Full Sun

Garden Map:  Full Sun

 Garden Map:  Full Shade

Garden Map:  Full Shade

 Garden Map:  Partial Shade

Garden Map:  Partial Shade

These new pieces will debut at the Midsummer Arts Faire, June 24, 25, and 26, 2016 in Quincy, Illinois.  And while you are in Quincy, you may want to catch another great show of gardens, presented by Quincy Preserves.  You won't have a bird's eye view of these gardens, but maybe you can imagine their maps!

See you at the Faire!

Hat Tip to Deb Lacativa for the contribution of some spectacularly lush dyed fabrics.

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