Quilts: 2000-2004

This is a list of quilts and other fiber art that I have made from 2000 to the present.

2000
Sampler Quilt, detailThe Sampler (1986-2000) is my first quilt. It is hand and machine pieced, and hand quilted. This quilt won Honorable Mention at the San Mateo County Fair and was also shown at the 2000 Marin Quilt and Needlearts Guild Show. Larger Image & More Info Spiky Stars, detailSpiky Stars: Interlocking Triangles #2 was inspired by a Doreen Speckman workshop taken at EBHQ. It is the second in a series of Interlocking Triangles quilts and probably my favorite piece to date. This quilt won Honorable Mention at the 2000 Marin Quilt and Needlearts Guild Show. This quilt is on long term loan to the Library at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, LLP, San Francisco, Calif. Larger Image & More Info
2001
Fireball, detailFireball is the fourth in a series of woven quilts. Created in response to the events of  September 11, 2001. Included in the book, America From the Heart.  This quilt was part of a display in the American Embassy in Costa Rica. Take a look at the Diary of the exhibit. Larger Image & More Info
5 of Swords, detail

5 of Swords, detail

Five of Swords is one of a group of Tarot card quilts for the TAQP Project. This quilt is for sale. Please contact me if you are interested. An official appraisal is available.  Larger Image & More Info

Original Bullseye Top

Original Bullseye Top

Original Bullseye is the first in a series of Bullseye quilts. It was started in 2001 and was ajoint project with Julie Zaccone Stiller/td>

Four of Cups (2000-2001) is another in the group of Tarot card quilts created for the TAQP Project. This quilt is for sale. Please contact me if you are interested. An official appraisal is available. Larger Image & More Info Mother Warrior (2000) and Artist Warrior (2001) were created in two separate CQFA workshops. They are related to the artist’s later quilts on Women’s Work. Shown at the Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Arts Show, 2001.  Larger Image & More Info Woven 3: Purple is the third in a series of woven quilts. Embellished with hand dyed rickrack, and quilted with Oliver Twist variegated thread. Shown at the Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Arts show in Mountain View.  Larger Image & More Info
2002
New Orleans Garden Gate was created in an EBHQ class with Lorraine Torrence in 2001 and shown at the EBHQ show in March 2002. Piece uses Ms. Torrence’s Multi-view Image technique. The design of the piece started with a picture of a garden gate. This quilt is on long term loan to the Library at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, LLP.  Larger Image & More Info What Comes Next is a follow-up quilt to the quilt, Fireball, which is part of the America from the Heart Exhibit. What Comes Next won an Honorable Mention at the Marin Needlearts Guild show in August 2002. The quilt shows what the artist thinks the world needs. Larger Image & More Info
2003
Colorblocks 2 is an exploration of the interplay of color and pattern. Colorblocks 2 is an adaptation of a pattern by Sandy Bonsib. It is also a follow-up quilt to Colorblocks,  which I completed in 1990. Although this is a simple design, the interesting part of this quilt is how the colors react with each other. I saw Bonsib’s version on Simply Quilts and thought it would be interestng to try with a black background and in solid & tone-on-tone fabrics. I plan to follow it up with a version in silks. Colorblocks 2 was magnificently machine quilted with feathers by Colleen Granger. It received an Honorable Mention in the Marin Quilt and Needle Arts show in 2003. Larger Image & More Info Jennifer’s Quilt is Fourth in a series of Diamond Chain quilts, this quilt was made for a special healer. Quilted by Colleen Granger. Larger Image & More Info Punk Rock Quilt is another in the Diamond Chain series. The piecing was a collaboration with Jeanne Neptune of Seattle, Washington. The quilting design was inspired by the quilting on Eleanor A. McCain’s Blue/Green/Yellow Rectangles, which was shown in Quilt National 2001. Larger Image & More Info
Seeing Red started out as a round robin block exercise with Julie Zaccone Stiller and Adrienne Acoba. the exercise was inspired by another bullseye project done by the Quilt Mavericks quilt group. We sent each other squares of red fabric and proceeded to add circles to them in the bullseye pattern. When the blocks were complete, we cut the squares up and kept some of each block and sent other parts to the others, so the quilts are truly ‘sister’ quilts. The arrangement of the blocks are our own. Colleen Grangerdid a masterful job quilting this quilt.The project has expanded to the point where we plan to create a bullseye quilt for many colors. Feelin’ Blue was the next in the series. The interesting thing about this pattern is the way one can play with color. It is interesting to see the colors change as additional layers of fabric are added. Larger Image & More Info Women’s Work 1 is the first in a series of quilts about women’s work and the way it is depicted in American society. Despite women doing work outside the home, the home is still perceived as the domain of women. The work associated with the home mostly reflects on the woman of the house. The motifs in current fabrics are perfect for this series because many of them glorify tasks that most women find tedious. The blocks for this quilt were begun at the 2003 Marin Needle Arts Guild symposium in a session with Gwen Marston. The freedom of her techniques is fun and ‘liberating.’ Colleen Granger did an excellent job quilting this piece. Larger Image & More Info

2004

The Mardi Gras fabric bowl was made in a class with Laurie West Roberts at the July 2004 CQFA meeting using the techniques of Linda Johansen. I was curious about the technique and found it a good way to use large conversational prints. This bowl received Second Place at the San Mateo County Fair in the sewn accessories class. Larger Image & More Info

Change of Seasons is one of my favorite quilts. I love the concept and the dimensionality. For a long time, I thought about how entitites (people, plants, animals, etc) change as the year progresses. Change of Seasons was started in a class with Judy Sisneros, who is known for her landscapes. I had a firm idea in my mind of what I wanted to do when I arrived in class and could not be persuaded to create a landscape. I had been thinking about the idea of the one tree depicted in different seasons for a long time. It was a challenge to choose the correct fabric to reflect each season. I used Sisneros’ ‘scrunching’ technique to create dimension in the bark. I also used the quilt/appliqué technique to apply the leaves and blossoms. This quilt was shown at the Marin Quilt & Needle Arts Show 2004 (Special exhibit for theme).