Elaine Walizer received first place in the Mixed Techniques category of the Hot Springs Area Quilt Guild show on July 12-13. She made this quilt to showcase both the vibrant African fabrics and embroidered blocks purchased from Tambani (a cooperative of South African Venda tribeswomen). The fabrics dictated the quilting. The quilt illustrates that simple 'framed square' and 'square in a square' blocks can be effective and even striking. Elaine said that working on this quilt was a joy. The quilt construction is primarily piecing with some applique embellishment; the outer setting triangles and border as well as the sashings are made from commercial fabric mfg in the USA.