Begonia Picotee Lace

Begonia Picotee Lace

50″ x 41″ tall

Proudly displayed at the National Quilt Museum Exhibit, 2017

My husband Gary took a beautiful shot of this begonia and I decided it would be an interesting subject.

Techniques: Paint on white fabric, heavy machine thread play, appliqué border, heavy quilting.

All wall quilts have a “sleeve” attached at the top back for easy hanging using a dowel, or curtain rod.

Cloudy Day at Hidden Lake

Cloudy Day at Hidden Lake

24″ x 18″ tall

Proudly displayed at the National Quilt Museum Exhibit, 2017

Inspired by a photo taken near Steamboat Springs, CO

Technique: Painted Wholecloth, heavily quilted

All wall quilts have a “sleeve” attached at the top back for easy hanging using a dowel, or curtain rod.

Foot of the Giant

Foot of the Giant

30″ x 40″ tall

We’re back in the forest again in Prairie Creek Park.  Walking in the woods is one of the things we do for fun. I thought above the root portion of this tree was interesting.

Techniques:  Paint on wholecloth, heavily quilted.

All wall quilts have a sleeve attached to the top back.  This is used to insert a slat, dowel, or curtain rod for ease of hanging.

Into The Woods

Into the Woods

63″ wide x 43″ tall

A forest scene inspired by a picture in Sequoia Park, Eureka, CA. This is a location that I visit frequently and enjoy, oh, so much.

This quilt was juried into the Houston International Quilt Festival, and sold there.

Techniques: Commercial cotton prints combined in a collage form, Warm cotton batting,  and then heavily quilted with Superior threads. The edge treatment is binding with a tiny piping highlight.

SOLD

All Dressed Up

All Dressed Up

34″ wide x 31″ tall

April 2024 – Redwood Art Association Exhibit -Best of Show

glad to be honored in this way.

Again I’ve painted a begonia for a quilt top.  They just intrigue me with their frilly pedals and edges tinged with color.

Techniques: Paint on cotton fabric, thread painted and then heavily quilted.

Beside the Still Waters

Beside the Still Waters

88″ x 44″ tall

Proudly displayed at the National Quilt Museum Exhibit, 2017

When I was 12 my family got a ski boat.  I loved to race it, and water ski – what wonderful family times we had.  Many of those times were on “Stone Lagoon”.  So I had Gary take some panoramic shots of the lagoon from the 101 side and set out to make this quilt.

Techniques: Mosaic Picture Piecing foreground, painted water & sky with multiple tulle overlays, threadwork & heavily machine quilted.

All wall quilts have a “sleeve” attached at the top back for easy hanging using a dowel, or curtain rod.

Sequoia Duckpond

Sequoia Duck Pond   77″ x 87″

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This quilt was inspired by a photo taken by my husband, Gary.  I’ve visited the duckpond in Sequoia Park, Eureka since I was a small child.  Many memories are stitched into this quilt.

Proudly displayed at the National Quilt Museum Exhibit, 2017

Techniques: Mosaic picture piecing, applique, thread embroidery.  Heavily quilted.

All wall quilts have a “sleeve” attached at the top back for easy hanging using a dowel, or curtain rod.

Ominous Beauty

 

Ominous Beauty quilt
Ominous Beauty   Careful of the mushro”oms

32″ x 34″

This is my quilt from the Ominous Beauty group project.  I sure enjoyed doing it.

The background is my Mosaic Picture Piecing technique, with overlays of grasses.  The mushroom is appliqued with extra stuffing and ruffles and beadwork to enhance.

32″ x 33″

As always there is a sleeve sewn on the top back for ease of hanging.

Come Sit With Me

Come Sit With Me

42″ x 34″ wide

Proudly displayed at the National Quilt Museum Exhibit, 2017

While in Kentucky our adult children came to visit with us and we spent some time on Kentucky Lake.  I made this quilt to remember the beautiful scene and the fun we had as a family.

Techniques: Pieced sky, painted patio, applique trees and details, thread sketched leaves. Cotton batting. Heavily quilted.

All wall quilts have a “sleeve” attached at the top back for easy hanging using a dowel, or curtain rod.

Vanishing Homestead

Vanishing Homestead    50″ x 33″

Proudly displayed at the National Quilt Museum Exhibit, 2017

While traveling in Northern Oregon, we happened to see this old farm, which looked perfect.  I imagined that the family had just walked away from it and it was slowly deteriorating. We were intrigued by the beauty and sadness of it.

Techniques: Painted scene on fabric. Heavily quilted. Piping and binding at edge.

All wall quilts have a “sleeve” attached at the top back for easy hanging using a dowel, or curtain rod.