Stargaze
Stargaze

Inspired by traditional "Ohio Star" block and Civil War reproduction fabrics. Cotton fabric, wool batting, and quilted with silk thread.

2nd Place Award, Bed Quilts Home Machine Quilted, American Quilter's Society Show, Paducah, Kentucky, 2015.

1st Place Award, American Quilter's Society Show, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2015

72" x 80"
 

On the Sunny Side
On the Sunny Side

Traditional log cabin pattern created with hand-dyes and Cherrywood cottons. Quilted with Aurifil 50 wt. cotton thread. Wool batting.

48 x 48

In Focus
In Focus

Inspired by the traditional pattern "Delectable Mountains." Cotton batik fabrics, original quilting designs and traditional feather pattern in the border. Quilted with Aurifil 50 wt. cotton, wool batting.

54 x 54
 

Pennsylvania Amish
Pennsylvania Amish

Traditional pattern using colors found in many antique Amish quilts, although the palette is much brighter. Cotton fabrics, cotton batting, hand quilted.

74 x 82

Celebration
Celebration

Traditional "Ocean Waves" pattern created with contemporary batiks. Machine quilted with nylon thread, cotton batting.

65 x 79

Cockscombs, Tulips, and Berries
Cockscombs, Tulips, and Berries

Original appliqué four block quilt. Cotton fabrics, cotton batting, hand quilted.

65 x 75
 

Born to Be Wild
Born to Be Wild

Traditional "New York Beauty" block with a modern interpretation. The pieced border was drafted on freezer paper using a technique created by Karen Stone. Individual block units were paper pieced. Cotton fabrics, wool batting, Aurifil 50 wt. cotton thread.

79 x 96

Learning Curves
Learning Curves

Blocks created using Karen Stone's fusible appliqué pattern. The undulating ribbon in the border was machine embroidered using a technique developed by Libby Lehman.

Cotton batik fabrics wool batting, rayon and cotton threads.

56 x 56
 

Scarlet Garden
Scarlet Garden

Floral fabric squares bordered with alternating deep red and orange red strips for six inch finished blocks. Heavily free-motion quilted on the longarm machine with feathers and a "garden fence" in the floral squares.

77 x 99

Aurora
Aurora

Created using a technique in Ricky Tims' book Convergence Quilts and hand-dyed fabrics. Free-motion quilted with an original swirling star design.

71 x 49

Flowers for Matti
Flowers for Matti

This is a Carol Doak paper-piecing pattern. Heavily machine quilted with organic shapes using cotton and nylon threads. Cotton batik fabrics, wool batting.

53 x 53
 

Red Squared
Red Squared

Quilt pattern from the book "Quilts Made Modern."

69 x 69

 

Sailors' Delight
Sailors' Delight

A slice of sky, water, and earth at sunset. Stitched in are swirling clouds, the jet stream, ocean waves, and water and stone in bedrock.

Hand-dyed cotton sateen fabric, wool batting, and silk thread.

21 x 39

Treasure Boxes
Treasure Boxes

One yard of cotton hand dyed fabric cut apart and stitched together creating value variation in the background. Three satin-stitched boxes of treasure flow through the fiery tempest beautiful and untouched. Machine quilted with rayon and cotton threads, embellished with Swarovski crystals.

27 x 31
 

Skipping Stones
Skipping Stones

Created with two yards of hand-dyed cotton sateen fabrics: one from bright turquoise to deep teal the other from light gray to black. Free-form rotary cutting and improvisational piecing. Machine quilted using a walking foot.

Captures a memory of throwing stones into Lake Superior.

19 x 32

Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida
Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida

Simple half-square triangle background embellished with satin stitched medallion and motifs and Swarovski crystals.

Quilted with a combination of traditional feather motifs and free motion quilting.

Cotton batiks and hand-dyes, wool batting, polyester, nylon, and cotton thread.

49” x 49”

Crab Nebula and Constellations
Crab Nebula and Constellations

A chance discovery of a photo of the Crab Nebula and the almost simultaneous purchase of a hand-dyed piece of fabric lead to the creation of this piece.

Created using free-motion machine embroidery techniques and then embellished with gold Shiva Oil Paint. A graphic overlay was bobbin-couched into place using a metallic yarn. Two layers of tulle were stitched down then burned off with a heat gun. Heavily quilted using silk thread.

Swarovski crystals create named constellations: Ursa Major and Minor, Pisces, Cassiopeia, Orion, Virgo, and many more!

Cotton fabric, wool batting, cotton, nylon and silk thread.

40 x 24

The Zen of Fans
The Zen of Fans

Inspired by the "No Patience Block" as taught by Anita Grossman Solomon. Cotton fabrics include Japanese indigos. The blocks look like they're dancing but they are perfectly square! Quilted edge to edge in a traditional fan pattern.

75" x 85"

It Might As Well Be Spring
It Might As Well Be Spring

A pattern from Quilts Made Modern by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. Cotton fabric, cotton batting, and quilted on the longarm with cotton thread.

63" x 77"

Modern Monkey Wrench
Modern Monkey Wrench

Modern Monkey Wrench was pieced using Anita Grossman Solomon's paper piecing technique.  Stitching onto vellum I created precision points. The quilt appeared in Anita's Craftsy Class Quick Techniques for Modern Blocks. In my haste to bind the quilt and send it Colorado in time for recording of the class, I applied the binding quickly, not realizing my seam was too wide, cutting off all the points in the outer blocks. I thought about fixing the binding ... but instead I'm using this quilt on a bed.  Modern cotton prints, Dream cotton batting, and Aurifil thread.

87" x 94"

Stargaze
On the Sunny Side
In Focus
Pennsylvania Amish
Celebration
Cockscombs, Tulips, and Berries
Born to Be Wild
Learning Curves
Scarlet Garden
Aurora
Flowers for Matti
Red Squared
Sailors' Delight
Treasure Boxes
Skipping Stones
Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida
Crab Nebula and Constellations
The Zen of Fans
It Might As Well Be Spring
Modern Monkey Wrench
Stargaze

Inspired by traditional "Ohio Star" block and Civil War reproduction fabrics. Cotton fabric, wool batting, and quilted with silk thread.

2nd Place Award, Bed Quilts Home Machine Quilted, American Quilter's Society Show, Paducah, Kentucky, 2015.

1st Place Award, American Quilter's Society Show, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2015

72" x 80"
 

On the Sunny Side

Traditional log cabin pattern created with hand-dyes and Cherrywood cottons. Quilted with Aurifil 50 wt. cotton thread. Wool batting.

48 x 48

In Focus

Inspired by the traditional pattern "Delectable Mountains." Cotton batik fabrics, original quilting designs and traditional feather pattern in the border. Quilted with Aurifil 50 wt. cotton, wool batting.

54 x 54
 

Pennsylvania Amish

Traditional pattern using colors found in many antique Amish quilts, although the palette is much brighter. Cotton fabrics, cotton batting, hand quilted.

74 x 82

Celebration

Traditional "Ocean Waves" pattern created with contemporary batiks. Machine quilted with nylon thread, cotton batting.

65 x 79

Cockscombs, Tulips, and Berries

Original appliqué four block quilt. Cotton fabrics, cotton batting, hand quilted.

65 x 75
 

Born to Be Wild

Traditional "New York Beauty" block with a modern interpretation. The pieced border was drafted on freezer paper using a technique created by Karen Stone. Individual block units were paper pieced. Cotton fabrics, wool batting, Aurifil 50 wt. cotton thread.

79 x 96

Learning Curves

Blocks created using Karen Stone's fusible appliqué pattern. The undulating ribbon in the border was machine embroidered using a technique developed by Libby Lehman.

Cotton batik fabrics wool batting, rayon and cotton threads.

56 x 56
 

Scarlet Garden

Floral fabric squares bordered with alternating deep red and orange red strips for six inch finished blocks. Heavily free-motion quilted on the longarm machine with feathers and a "garden fence" in the floral squares.

77 x 99

Aurora

Created using a technique in Ricky Tims' book Convergence Quilts and hand-dyed fabrics. Free-motion quilted with an original swirling star design.

71 x 49

Flowers for Matti

This is a Carol Doak paper-piecing pattern. Heavily machine quilted with organic shapes using cotton and nylon threads. Cotton batik fabrics, wool batting.

53 x 53
 

Red Squared

Quilt pattern from the book "Quilts Made Modern."

69 x 69

 

Sailors' Delight

A slice of sky, water, and earth at sunset. Stitched in are swirling clouds, the jet stream, ocean waves, and water and stone in bedrock.

Hand-dyed cotton sateen fabric, wool batting, and silk thread.

21 x 39

Treasure Boxes

One yard of cotton hand dyed fabric cut apart and stitched together creating value variation in the background. Three satin-stitched boxes of treasure flow through the fiery tempest beautiful and untouched. Machine quilted with rayon and cotton threads, embellished with Swarovski crystals.

27 x 31
 

Skipping Stones

Created with two yards of hand-dyed cotton sateen fabrics: one from bright turquoise to deep teal the other from light gray to black. Free-form rotary cutting and improvisational piecing. Machine quilted using a walking foot.

Captures a memory of throwing stones into Lake Superior.

19 x 32

Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida

Simple half-square triangle background embellished with satin stitched medallion and motifs and Swarovski crystals.

Quilted with a combination of traditional feather motifs and free motion quilting.

Cotton batiks and hand-dyes, wool batting, polyester, nylon, and cotton thread.

49” x 49”

Crab Nebula and Constellations

A chance discovery of a photo of the Crab Nebula and the almost simultaneous purchase of a hand-dyed piece of fabric lead to the creation of this piece.

Created using free-motion machine embroidery techniques and then embellished with gold Shiva Oil Paint. A graphic overlay was bobbin-couched into place using a metallic yarn. Two layers of tulle were stitched down then burned off with a heat gun. Heavily quilted using silk thread.

Swarovski crystals create named constellations: Ursa Major and Minor, Pisces, Cassiopeia, Orion, Virgo, and many more!

Cotton fabric, wool batting, cotton, nylon and silk thread.

40 x 24

The Zen of Fans

Inspired by the "No Patience Block" as taught by Anita Grossman Solomon. Cotton fabrics include Japanese indigos. The blocks look like they're dancing but they are perfectly square! Quilted edge to edge in a traditional fan pattern.

75" x 85"

It Might As Well Be Spring

A pattern from Quilts Made Modern by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. Cotton fabric, cotton batting, and quilted on the longarm with cotton thread.

63" x 77"

Modern Monkey Wrench

Modern Monkey Wrench was pieced using Anita Grossman Solomon's paper piecing technique.  Stitching onto vellum I created precision points. The quilt appeared in Anita's Craftsy Class Quick Techniques for Modern Blocks. In my haste to bind the quilt and send it Colorado in time for recording of the class, I applied the binding quickly, not realizing my seam was too wide, cutting off all the points in the outer blocks. I thought about fixing the binding ... but instead I'm using this quilt on a bed.  Modern cotton prints, Dream cotton batting, and Aurifil thread.

87" x 94"

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