Wake Up! 31" wide x 29" long. Cotton and linen fabrics. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the average temperature of the oceans around the world has increased due to our oceans absorbing the increased heat in our climate systems. It is the largest animals – the whales - and the smallest – the krill that is their food - that are the most vulnerable to this change. Whales are essential for the health of the oceans, and us, as what is known as “whale pump” absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide and provides equally large amounts of oxygen to our atmosphere.
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.
Patience, Perseverance, Play: What We Can Learn From The Squirrels, 34" wide x 28" long. Hand dyed and commercial fabrics, colored pencil. The bird house is hanging in my yard and she moved in after chewing the hole out to fit her body, despite the cat face painted on it by the Cub Scout who made the house. He was sure it would scare off the squirrels. Selected for Sacred Threads 2019 and Working With The Muse at Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, MD 2020. Showing in Working With The Muse at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center October 9, 2020 - January 24, 2021.
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.
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. 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.
In The Woods, 46" wide x 25" long. Hand dyed and commercial fabrics, screen printed, embossed, hand and spray painted, fused, colored with fabric markers and wax pastels, satin and free motion stitched with solid and variegated thread. Award winner - Second place Art Quilts, Southern Comforters 2014 Quilt Show.