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This “Taxi” quilt was made for a guild challenge. We were only allowed to use two colors. Since I regularly visit New York City, I felt that this quilt represented both the taxis and the road construction that give NYC its charm.
“Remembrance II” is my first attempt at a waterfall quilt and also my first attempt at a series. (See “Remembrance” below.) While it wasn’t as eye-catching as the first quilt, I worked hard to create a look of light around the cross.
“Swimming With My Friends” This wonderful Brandon Mably fabric cried out for an innovative treatment. I used four colors to create this large quilt.
This 8.5″ x 11″ turtle appeared in Quilting Arts Magazine.
“Remembrance” — This quilt is based on the poem, “In Flanders Fields” by Canadian physician John Macrae. This poem reflects his feeling about the death of his friend in World War I. Since then, many countries have adopted the poppy as a symbol of remembering veterans.
“Sixty-Four Shades of Grey.” These 12″ by 12″ quilt was made as a challenge to learn how to work with black and white prints, as well as grey.
“My Pet Llama.” This quilt is featured in the Quilting Arts 2012 calendar.
“My Poopy Puppy.” This quilt appeared in Quilting Arts Magazine, in response to a challenge about pet peeves. The model for this quilt is Lancelot, one of our rescued miniature dachshunds.
“Christmas Tree, Brightly Lit.” This multi-colored tree was made with the Little Twisters tool.
“Feathered Christmas Tree.” This delightfully modern tree was made from a pattern by Cherry Blossoms.
“Sandals in the Sand.” This delightful quilt shows nine pairs of sandals, wonderfully embellished with buttons and trim.
“Naked Cowboy.” The Empire Quilt Guild in New York City challenged members to create a quilt based on a New York icon. Most of the members made quilts of building. I, of course, had to be different!
“Self Portrait.” Everybody needs to see their face in fabric!
“Many More Butterflies.” When my friend Gillian was teaching a class about the holocaust, she used a book called “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Hana Volaukova. This book depicts art and literature from some of the 15,000 children who passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp; less than 100 of these children survived. I wanted to create an art quilt to reflect the loss of these children, but also their hopes for the future.
“New York, Congested.” My friend Parvathy moved from Arizona to downtown Manhattan, where her 39th floor overlooked the Empire State Building. This quilt, which was a gift to her, depicts the congestion and craziness of downtown New York — including the endless line of taxis on the road below.
“Chocolate Muse Doll.” When Quilter’s Home Magazine challenged readers to create a doll that showed their muse, I knew that chocolate wrappers would be in order. I fashioned the doll fabric from Hershey’s peanut butter cup wrappers. The dress is made from Cadbury Easter Cream Egg wrappers. Clearly the editors appreciated my willingness to gain weight for my craft!