Made a small art quilt for the Lunenburg Art Gallery’s Foot Show next month. Seaglass shapes free motion quilted on sand-coloured cotton and stretched on a 12″ x 12″ frame.
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Figure Poem: Testimony
about a year ago i read an article about medieval figure poetry, an abstracted arrangement of letters into shapes that suggest the subject matter. many of them used actual squares. in interpreting this convept as an art quilt i started with four 16 character phrases related to social justice, plus the nine letter words amplified and testimony.
Flying Geese Quilt
This is the result of my first Stash Bee Quilt Block exchange, a year-long quilting project that brings together 11 people from across North America. Each of us was assigned a month, during which we were Queen Bee — we gave instructions for a block, up to 16.5″ square, that each of the others would make for us. On the […]
Collaboration with Steph Kincade
Steph and I have worked together for years in opera and theatre, and I’m thrilled to work with them on this art quilt, Haven.
I was part of the Third Block Swap on Reddit recently, and just finished one of two polaroid quilts! This one is for my granddaughter. Participants in the swap were organized in groups of 12, and we each made 48 basic Polaroid blocks, fussy cutting novelty prints into the subjects of the photos and then framing them with white. We […]
Japanese Wedding Quilt
Finally done! Front of quilt adapted from Simple Simon’s Peaches and Cream quilt pattern. I sized everything up to make 12″ blocks and added a strip of coins at the top to fix the aspect ratio and give me a nice Queen sized quilt for the happy couple. The bride picked this pattern and the basic fabric and colour way. […]
Rise Palimpsest 2021
I created this piece in early 2021 for the SAQA Atlantic exhibition on the theme “Commotion”. It was accepted into the exhibition on April 30. 2021, and is the first piece of mine to be accepted into an exhibition. Inspired by the events of 2020, and the history of protest movements, Rise Palimpsest is a rough, raw piece that explores […]
Coral is my favourite colour and I wanted to play with some wonky stars, so I’m working on this new quilt! It’s scrappy, because I had just bought all kinds of coral fabrics and couldn’t wait to deploy them. I played with a little sketch (which doesn’t do justice to just how scrappy this is going to be) but I […]
Chiisai I, a tiny art quilt
I’m sending this to Studio Art Quilt Associates for their Spotlight auction at the 2021 virtual conference next month. It was a fun project to do and the tiniest thing I’ve ever quilted. Chiisai I, 2021 6″ x 8″This tiny abstract landscape is made of Japanese textiles. It is hand stitched with sashiko thread and embroidery floss in a style […]
Carpenters Star started
A dear friend and admired artist and artisan recently gave me three bags of beautiful cotton fabric and her large hand quilting frame! I’m so very grateful for her kindness, so I’ve decided to make a small throw quilt for her, using some of her fabrics and to hand quilt it! I’m going to make a Carpenters Star for her, […]