September 24, 2018

This quilt expresses the fear felt by so many of us in the summer of 2018 in Northern California, when the biggest forest fires ever were raging towards countless homes.  The homes (log cabin blocks) seemed like big targets for the relentless fires coming down on them...

May 25, 2018

This 12 x 12" piece was donated to the SAQA Benefit Auction for 2018.  It is composed of my hand-dyed and discharged cottons, and machine quilted with variegated threads.  The main motif is designed by my hand with a chalk pencil, and hand stitched with perle cotton....

May 25, 2018

These three simple pieces each measure just 10.5 x 14.5".  They will be shown at a show in Reno, NV this summer.  I call them Piece and Quilt, Nos. 1, 2 and 3.  No. 2, the middle one, has been donated to a charity auction.

January 30, 2018

"Streaming No. 5:  Meandering" is as small a quilt as I have ever made (6 x 8").  It's my contribution to the SAQA Spotlight Auction at the annual SAQA conference in Texas in spring 2018.  Embellishment is designed by hand (no computer) and stitched by hand with perle...

January 27, 2018

I am expanding this series with some new ideas.  In this piece, I drew an outline, and kept the center threadwork within it.  It gives a different feel to the technique.  Adrift is constructed to two separate panels, with the center panel attached after completing the...

January 27, 2018

This is the third piece in my "Streaming" series, feature hand stitched images made with pearl cotton.  This one is constructed with various designer silk scraps, some batiks and hand-dyed and discharged cottons.  The ethereal threadwork seems to be lifted off the back...

November 4, 2017

Side By Side has won a big award at the Northern National Art Competition, a Fine Art show at Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI.  What a nice surprise!  Better yet, it comes with a $1,000 check.  Yahoo!  

October 5, 2017

My new piece, Whispers, features a considerable amount of handwork with perle cotton.  It is done on a pieced background of hand dyed cotton sateen and one piece of Setacolor sun-painted cotton.  I machine quilted the entire piece before starting the handwork.  The thr...

July 18, 2017

Here's something new and different from my usual work.  This small piece consists of twenty 5.5" blocks made with just two fabrics.  They are a hand-dyed cotton sateen with many colors, and a black cotton, discharged with a simple design.

The blocks have skinny lin...

May 22, 2017

This new piece is composed of six separate layers plus four strands of beads.  It is rich with highly textured fabrics and lots of curved piecing, even pleating.  It has silks, upholstery fabrics, hand dyeds, an old striped table cloth and more.  I quilted and finished...

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