The Japanese tsunami influenced this piece, although I did not realize it as I was making the quilt. We are impacted by traumatic events deep in our soul and they are sometimes revealed in our work. Quilt made in 2011 and exhibited at the Association of Pacific West Quilters show in Tacoma, Washington
Three Wee Figs
Painted fabrics from a workshop I taught were the starting point for this piece. I challenged my students (and myself ) to make an abstract quilt using the fabrics we created in the class. I based my composition on a small sketch that included many curving lines which I translated into the quilting lines. Techniques: […]
42″ x 42″ ‘Arabesque’ relates to the decorative melodies of classical music. My ornate quilting designs incorporate curves, swirls and intricate geometric patterns. Fabrics are commercial batiks, appliqué and quilting with cotton and polyester threads, bobbin quilting with Razzle Dazzle. Displayed at International Quilt Festival, Houston, 2006. Included in Ricky Tims’ Rhapsody Quilts, C&T Publishing.
The Cloth of Africa
61″ x 77″ Only a part of my vast collection of African prints were used in this original exotic design. Coloured beads add emphasis to the circles and ovals. Displayed at the American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah, Kentucky in 2005 and at Pacific Northwest Quiltfest, Seattle, 2006.
Blue Ocean Turquoise Sea
17″ x 22″ Machine curved piecing, sheer overlay, hand and machine embellishment, hand embroidery, beading. Cotton, silk, organza, silk thread, cotton thread, beads. Artist Statement: The great oceans cover three quarters of the earth and regulate global temperatures, shape weather patterns and are one of the most important food sources for millions of people. We […]
My contemporary work celebrates elements and growth in nature, most particularly the growth of trees and plants and my personal growth as an artist. I focus on visual texture of fabrics and surface texture created with stitching and embellishments. Adapted from a photograph taken by my husband on Canada’s West Coast, this piece also celebrates […]
Ocean Collage #4
10″ x 16 1/2″ Collage featuring batiks, hand painted fabrics, silk, sheers, machine quilting, hand embroidery, beading, couching and bobbin quilting.
This cloth book comprises pages of collage based on my photographs of doors. Doors open, doors close, doors are usually in the walls. My “installation” book inspires me to open the doors to creativity. Included in The Grand National Quilt Show, Off the Wall, Homer Watson House & Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, 2010
Collage of my birch tree photographs, hand dyed fabrics and batiks. Machine quilting, sheer overlay and bobbin quilting.
Collage: batiks, hand dyed fabrics, silks, sheers, velvet. Hand and machine embroidery, beading, painting.
The Japanese anemones pictured in this quilt grow just outside my studio and keep me company while I quilt. I took digital photographs of the flowers, adjusted the colour of some flower centers and printed the images on my inkjet printer. Hand-dyed, hand-painted, and commercial fabrics sewn in string fashion surround my printed images. This […]
Tall trees, deep forest, West Coast, Emily Carr. Colours change with time and light – from bluish green to yellow green. This is the first art quilt I made. Completed in March 1998, this quilt was invited to participate in The Grand National Quilt Show, Reflections of Canada, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, 2003 […]