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Woman quilts stories of Grand Junction

Sharon Sullivan
Grand Junction, Colo.
Sharon SullivanAt her Grand Junction home Ruth Ann Feild stands in her living room next to a quilt she is in the process of finishing for St. Mary's Hospital. The quilt will be displayed in the neonatal intensive care unit lobby.

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Look hard and you’ll find a tiny picture of Ruth Ann Feild’s face somewhere on the art quilts she creates – several of which can be found around town.

She copies her photograph onto fabric and then sometimes applies it to a button attached somewhere on the quilt. It’s her signature.

Feild loves buttons. While working on a piece for Marillac Clinic, Feild enlisted the help of local school kids by asking them to save buttons for the project. The 17-foot quilt includes 16 pounds of buttons sewn on by kids.

The memorable quilt tells the story of Louise de Marillac, the saint for whom the clinic is named and the founder of the Sisters of Charity.

The donated quilt hangs on the wall in Marillac’s lobby.

Feild gave another quilt to the Mesa County Justice Center in 2000. The 6-by-9-foot sewn panoramic view of Grand Junction took her about a year to make.

“I wanted to do a big piece for the millennium,” Feild said.

A friend suggested the justice center would be a good home for it.

“It was a good home for it. It really was,” Feild said.

Another one of Feild’s quilts hangs at Enstrom Candies, 701 Colorado Ave.

She was commissioned by employees there to create a memorable quilt for owners Jamie and Doug Simons.

“It’s kind of the history of Enstrom,” Feild said.

A copper pot pours out melted chocolate that turns into a ribbon that winds through the piece. The quilt includes photos of the family along with the different candy boxes used throughout the years.

“That was a real fun piece to do. It’s hard to let them go a lot of times,” Feild said.

Look hard and you’ll find a tiny picture of Ruth Ann Feild’s face somewhere on the art quilts she creates – several of which can be found around town.

She copies her photograph onto fabric and then sometimes applies it to a button attached somewhere on the quilt. It’s her signature.

Feild loves buttons. While working on a piece for Marillac Clinic, Feild enlisted the help of local school kids by asking them to save buttons for the project. The 17-foot quilt includes 16 pounds of buttons sewn on by kids.

The memorable quilt tells the story of Louise de Marillac, the saint for whom the clinic is named and the founder of the Sisters of Charity.

The donated quilt hangs on the wall in Marillac’s lobby.

Feild gave another quilt to the Mesa County Justice Center in 2000. The 6-by-9-foot sewn panoramic view of Grand Junction took her about a year to make.

“I wanted to do a big piece for the millennium,” Feild said.

A friend suggested the justice center would be a good home for it.

“It was a good home for it. It really was,” Feild said.

Another one of Feild’s quilts hangs at Enstrom Candies, 701 Colorado Ave.

She was commissioned by employees there to create a memorable quilt for owners Jamie and Doug Simons.

“It’s kind of the history of Enstrom,” Feild said.

A copper pot pours out melted chocolate that turns into a ribbon that winds through the piece. The quilt includes photos of the family along with the different candy boxes used throughout the years.

“That was a real fun piece to do. It’s hard to let them go a lot of times,” Feild said.

Look hard and you’ll find a tiny picture of Ruth Ann Feild’s face somewhere on the art quilts she creates – several of which can be found around town.

She copies her photograph onto fabric and then sometimes applies it to a button attached somewhere on the quilt. It’s her signature.

Feild loves buttons. While working on a piece for Marillac Clinic, Feild enlisted the help of local school kids by asking them to save buttons for the project. The 17-foot quilt includes 16 pounds of buttons sewn on by kids.

The memorable quilt tells the story of Louise de Marillac, the saint for whom the clinic is named and the founder of the Sisters of Charity.

The donated quilt hangs on the wall in Marillac’s lobby.

Feild gave another quilt to the Mesa County Justice Center in 2000. The 6-by-9-foot sewn panoramic view of Grand Junction took her about a year to make.

“I wanted to do a big piece for the millennium,” Feild said.

A friend suggested the justice center would be a good home for it.

“It was a good home for it. It really was,” Feild said.

Another one of Feild’s quilts hangs at Enstrom Candies, 701 Colorado Ave.

She was commissioned by employees there to create a memorable quilt for owners Jamie and Doug Simons.

“It’s kind of the history of Enstrom,” Feild said.

A copper pot pours out melted chocolate that turns into a ribbon that winds through the piece. The quilt includes photos of the family along with the different candy boxes used throughout the years.

“That was a real fun piece to do. It’s hard to let them go a lot of times,” Feild said.

Look hard and you’ll find a tiny picture of Ruth Ann Feild’s face somewhere on the art quilts she creates – several of which can be found around town.

She copies her photograph onto fabric and then sometimes applies it to a button attached somewhere on the quilt. It’s her signature.

Feild loves buttons. While working on a piece for Marillac Clinic, Feild enlisted the help of local school kids by asking them to save buttons for the project. The 17-foot quilt includes 16 pounds of buttons sewn on by kids.

The memorable quilt tells the story of Louise de Marillac, the saint for whom the clinic is named and the founder of the Sisters of Charity.

The donated quilt hangs on the wall in Marillac’s lobby.

Feild gave another quilt to the Mesa County Justice Center in 2000. The 6-by-9-foot sewn panoramic view of Grand Junction took her about a year to make.

“I wanted to do a big piece for the millennium,” Feild said.

A friend suggested the justice center would be a good home for it.

“It was a good home for it. It really was,” Feild said.

Another one of Feild’s quilts hangs at Enstrom Candies, 701 Colorado Ave.

She was commissioned by employees there to create a memorable quilt for owners Jamie and Doug Simons.

“It’s kind of the history of Enstrom,” Feild said.

A copper pot pours out melted chocolate that turns into a ribbon that winds through the piece. The quilt includes photos of the family along with the different candy boxes used throughout the years.

“That was a real fun piece to do. It’s hard to let them go a lot of times,” Feild said.


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