Change of Seasons

Change of Seasons
Change of Seasons


  • 100% cotton fabric
  • 100% cotton thread


  • Machine pieced
  • Machine quilted
  • Appli-quiting


  • Year: 2004
  • Size:?”x?”
  • Fabric: various

Quilted By:

  • Jaye Lapachet



For a long time, I thought about how entities (people, plants, animals, etc) change as the year progresses. I had been thinking about the idea of the one tree depicted in different seasons for a long time. 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. 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 (appli-quilting) technique to apply the leaves and blossoms. This technique involves appliqueing leaves and other parts on at the same time as I quilted the piece.

This quilt was shown at:

  • Marin Quilt & Needle Arts Show 2004 (Special exhibit for theme)
  • Primal Green 1, 2011

Collection of the artist