Smith River  34″ x 29″

Smith River Quilt

We often travel toward Oregon and pass this beautiful river along the road.

Techniques: Mosaic Picture Piecing using a picture as a photomap. Heavily quilted.

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

Grandfather Giant

Grandfather Giant   45″ x 90″

Once again I’ve headed to the forest for inspiration.  The Idea of this quilt was to make it tall.  I actually considered making it taller than this, but this just barely hangs a bit off the floor in my house.

I found the inspiration tree in Sequoia Park.  It was covered in burl at the bottom making it look pretty rough.  That’s why I chose the name–it looked like it had been there quite a while.

Techniques: Mosaic picture piecing foreground, painted sky, applique trees and foliage using a picture as a photomap. Heavily quilted. Tiny piping surround with binding.

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

inspiration photos–this is the top, and then the bottom – there is a whole section between.  These trees are SO big that you can’t get them in one picture!

Azalea Lagoon

Azalea Lagoon

Proudly displayed at the National Quilt Museum Exhibit, 2017

My husband took this picture from an azalea park looking back on Big Lagoon.  Oh, how I love that area.

60”x 24”

Techniques:  Free form Picture Piecing using a picture as a photomap. Azaleas are hand painted and appliquéd. Heavily quilted.

California Gold

California Gold

57″ wide x 45″ tall

Gary, my husband planted many California poppies under the church sign.  I decided they deserved a quilt.

Techniques: Machine pieced, appliquéd flowers, some threadwork, beads, and crystals.  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.