It's A Happy Day When The Babies Arrive, 44" wide x 16" long. Layered applique stitched with silk and cotton threads. All Moda Grunge fabrics. The birds bouncing on the zebra butts are my rendition of baby lilac breasted rollers. This quilt was exhibited in the Smoky Mountain Quilt Show in Knoxville, TN, July 30 & 31, 2021 and was juried into Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, September 16-19, 2021.
$375.00. Adjusting to Changing Circumstances, 21" x 21". Shweshwe fabrics from South Africa, a painted and hand beaded mask design, trims, a Tambani hand embroidery from South Africa, circles made from hand woven scraps, and brass charms from Ghana. This quilt was in the 2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show in Cumberland, MD and won Honorable Mention in Creative Art.
Common Ground, 22" x 22". This quilt was created for and shown in A Sense of Community exhibit of Canadian and American Quilters at the Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C. in 2019. The grounds of the flags of the United States of America and Canada are united by their common colors of red and white, just as we are united by the continent we share, and the bonds of friendship between our people. I wove together the colors of our flags, creating four blocks to represent Canada and four to represent the U.S. The ninth block is an applique landscape of the Rocky Mountains, our common range.
$375.00. Georgie and The Twins, 23" wide x 27" long. Donkey and baby raven appliques made from Stonehenge and solid fabrics, shaded with Inktense pencils, layered on wool and cotton batting along with the fence pieces, satin stitched to hand painted fabric with silk and cotton threads. Machine quilting and hand stitched accents.
$600.00. When Sun Bear Saw the Bat Eared Foxes, 30" wide x 37" long. Inspired by the sun bear, a threatened species, native inhabitant of Asian rainforests and now conserved in zoos, that can appear to be laughing. The writing at the bottom reads "Hey Sun Bear! Didn't your Mama teach you not to laugh at someone's ears?" Cotton fabrics, silk and cotton threads, silk/cotton/tencel batting, colored pencil, textile paint, India ink. This quilt was in the 2016 American Quilter's Society show in Lancaster, PA.
Sometimes Friendship Can Be Sticky, 31" high x 24" wide. Hand dyed and printed fabrics from Ghana and Nigeria, batik and commercial fabrics, thread, folded paper, fabric paint. This quilt was in ArtQuiltsWhimsy!, PAQA-South's 2014 international juried exhibit of fine art quilts and was featured as the cover art for the exhibit. Award winner - First place Art Quilts, Southern Comforters 2015 Quilt Show. This quilt was chosen for Sacred Threads 2015 in Herndon, Virginia and was a finalist for the 2015 International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. It was selected for Art Quilts XXI: In Stitches - Seriously Humorous Art Quilts at Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ in 2016.
SOLD Ambassadors of Peace, 39" wide x 46" long. Hand dyed fabrics, commercial fabrics, tulle. Monarch butterfly populations are declining, drawing attention to the environmental challenges facing our world. Award winner - Second place in Applique Quilts and Vendors Choice Award from Phyllis Twigg Hatcher, Certified Quilt Appraiser, Southern Comforters 2014 Quilt Show. This quilt was selected for the 2014 American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, Kentucky and for Sacred Threads 2015 in Herndon, Virginia.