Hand painting, turned appliqué, machine quilted, hand-embellished with netting, chenille yarn, sequins and beads. When my daughter showed me some “cool” internet photos of various nebulae and dead stars, I became fascinated with the beauty of the colors and shapes out there in the cosmos.
Hand painted fabric, machine embroidered, machine quilted. My husband’s grandfather built two log cabins in the Northwoods of Wisconsin in the 1930’s. This is the view from them that is enjoyed every summer evening as the sun gets lower in the sky.
Machine pieced; hand embroidered, embellished with beads. This was made during the 2017 “Women’s March” and reflects the changing role of women over time; women giving women “a hand up” and the struggle against gender discrimination. It is unfinished along the top edge because “the work” is…unfinished. Design Source – Original design.
Machine pieced background; hand appliqued flowers; embellished with hand embroidery, beads, buttons. I received some upholstery fabrics and enjoyed mixing them with regular cotton fabrics. Design Source – Original design.
Machine and hand-pieced; hand appliqued; hand embroidery, embellished with ribbon, buttons, beads. Used techniques taught by Judith Baker Montano. Design Source – Original design.
Machine appliqued. Developed in a workshop with Jane Sassaman, who teaches about stylizing items in nature. Design Source – Original design.
Raw edge appliqué, beaded. My studio is in a second floor sunroom with windows on three sides, so I have a constantly changing vista!
Raw edge appliqué, beaded, hand embroidered. My studio is in a second floor sunroom with windows on three sides, so I have a constantly changing vista!
Machine pieced, raw edge appliqué, hand turned appliqué. This piece was done in a workshop with Rosalie Dace. Our inspiration was the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a proponent of organic forms, color and broken up spaces.