The design of Golden Lily is based on the photo that I took several years ago. I chose a lovely hand-dyed piece of pastel green sateen with golden highlights and painted the lily with Setacolor paints. After heat setting the paint, I quilted the perimeter of the lily, and then over-painted the piece to add more definition. Once again I heat set the paint for permanence before quilting the inner details of the lily .
Golden Lily was included in a collection of original art pieces designed for CQA/ACC's It’s Time For Colour! fundraiser. After the collection was shown in a number of venues across Canada prior to Quilt Canada 2015, the proceeds from the sale of these small quilts and the replica cards were donated to the Canadian charity, “The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada”.