April 7, 2017

"Abstraction" is a newly finished piece made from my own hand painted and hand dyed fabrics.  It is slightly irregular in shape, because I couldn't think of a good reason to "square it off".  Why not let the piece be the shape it is?  It's 29.5 x 44" more or less!...

March 10, 2017

This rather large piece, 40 x 58", expresses my hope for greater communication and respect for all people, during this time of confusion in our country.

I discharged black cotton for the background, added curved strips of dupioni silk, and, after quilting it, hand appli...

November 12, 2016

This new piece is titled "Side by Side", as it developed as two related but distinctly separate designs.  I wanted to experiment with Shiva Paintstiks, to do some shading for interesting effects.  I drew that big arc freehand on the first try (on freezer paper).  It me...

September 13, 2016

I spent a day putting together this little 7 x 10" piece, called Dry Brush, for the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show.  It's made of lots of scraps of my dyed, painted, discharged, stenciled, soy waxed, potato resist patterned and multiple processed bits and pieces!  Fun to pull ou...

September 13, 2016

I just finished this piece for the Mountain Art Quilters challenge called Into the Woods.  It is composed of 156 "units" (12 x 13) and a dark strip along the bottom.  It's so much fun to work with values to create an impression of light shining through the quilt....

August 23, 2016

This is a new piece made from discharged black fabric plus one commercial border print.  The discharging was done with ice cubes and chlorine bleach.  The facial lines were stitched with rayon thread repeated many times to build up the width of the lines.  The borders...

June 23, 2016

I'm so excited to have a piece of my work accepted by the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA.  That's been on my bucket list for quite a while.  Crossed Purposes  will be there from August 17 through September 24, 2016.

May 24, 2016

This new piece, called "Face It!", is made from an unused panel leftover from "Indigos". It was just too dark in contrast to the rest of the quilt, so I saved it to make another work.

 

I added the chartreuse pieces with hand applique, then quilted them like cr...

May 16, 2016

 "Exploring Circles #6:  Indigo" is a much bigger piece than the others in this series. All of the fabrics were hand-dyed, most of which I did in an indigo bath at Ginny Lee's home last summer.  They are supplemented by some pieces done with Procion MX navy blue, which...

April 12, 2016

I just finished another piece combining pieced fabric with painted sateen. Some of the painting was done after the top was sewn together.  I want to experiment some more with this look.  I like the effect.  I used Setacolor for the painting, some sponge work and some w...

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