Mama Lion

Mama Lion, ©2015 by Suzann Thompson
24 x 28″
Knitting, crochet, quilting, embellishment; many fibers, cotton backing and binding, buttons.

This wooly mammal quilt is in honor of my exhibit’s sponsor for the 2015 Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Show in Portland, Oregon, and the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Lion Brand Yarn Company supports textile arts through sponsorships of knitting and crochet events, as well as supporting projects of individual textile artists.

When I began designing knitting and crochet projects professionally in the 1990s, Lion Brand bought several of my designs. Since then, I’ve used Lion Brand yarns in many designs for magazines, for my crochet books, and for personal projects. At the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York, I’ve been privileged to sign books and present programs about crochet, writing, and designing.

For Mama Lion, I knitted with Lion Brand Yarn Company’s Amazing, Cotton-Ease, Fishermen’s Wool, Vanna’s Sequins, Wool-Ease, LB Collection Superwash Merino and Angora Merino.

Lion Brand has lent support to my design and artistic career. I hope I have brought some business their way, too. Thank you, Lion Brand.

Mama Lion is in a private collection.