Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs is #21 stitched by Berkeley Springs fabric artist, Rika Bennett. She decided to honor award-winning fabric designer, Jinny Beyer, with her creation.
Goose on the Pond is a queen-size quilt pieced in bold contemporary colors including black, greens and oranges with some purples and beiges. ?Once again I'm going with traditional patterns done with fabric pizzazz,? said Bennett. ?Using Jinny?s fabrics really makes people say ?wow.?
Art quilting was just getting started in Berkeley Springs in the early 1980s and a class taught here by Jinny Beyer in 1981 really gave it a boost. Beyer was a recent winner of a national quilt competition with Ray of Light. In 1999, that quilt was named one of the top 20 of the 20th century.