Frafting photo,fabric collage, threadwork, quilting. This iceberg was “10” stories high and “3” blocks long. As we were photographing it, it began to calve (dripping water and dropping chunks of ice). It collapsed before our eyes, rolled over, and became a sea of ice chunks. Amazing! Design Source – Original, taken from own photo.
This piece was totally stitched. Picture is an original design from my sketchbook. After a workshop from our guild with Carol Naylor, I decided to try this technique of thread embroidery in a more abstract form. Design Source – Original window design.
Enlarged map of Botanic Garden. Collaged silk and cotton fabrics. Quilted on machine. Part of group project of Botanic Garden elements. Having spent many hours in this garden, it is fitting to make an art piece about it. This is part of our group project. Design Source – Chicago Botanic Map – blown up andContinue reading “The Chicago Botanic Garden – A Happy Place
Top is thread painted with thread to enhance & create texture. Machine quilted. Original picture I took. Cropped into a new composition. Zoomed in on a few large & colorful leaves with interesting veins.
Bead embroidery techniques on hand dyed fabric. Hand made paper lining the inside top. This was a sampling of beading & embroidery techniques made into an undersea scene.
Applique, much threadwork on top, then quilted. Some fabric is hand dyed, some commercial. Original design from my personal photograph. It was a beautiful iris in my sister’s garden in the Pacific NW. Immortalized in this interpretation.
Felt pieces arranged into composition, then machine quilted and embellished. This was inspired by a picture. Techniques were machine quilting & unique edge treatment.
Original design – abstracting from picture I took. Done with fabric, sheers & thread work (quilting). This is abstraction, taking 3 shapes from a photo and making a composition. The original photo & my composition have little resemblence.
Block piecing with batik fabrics. Machine quilted on a longarm by longarm quilter Barbara Deletzke. This quilt was an exchange block with 2 friends. It is finally quilted & finished after many years.