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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Bauhaus I Quilt finished
It’s done! I quilted it with two thread colours: off white for the paler sections and dark blue for the darker and it worked out just fine.
I wanted to make a quilt for a friend and her husband selected “Bauhaus” out of the style inspiration options I gave him. I started with a sketch in prequilt.com and then made blocks to follow along with it, roughly. Being ale to compose on the design wall is a game-changer. I cannot overstate how amazing it is to look […]
Umigame collage art quilt
Made for a dear friend of mine, this small art quilt is based on collagist Susan Carlson’s pattern and technique. I used mostly Kaffe Fassett prints for the turtle itself because these prints lend themselves so well to this technique. After free motion quilting the piece, I used sashiko style quilting stitching in three floss colours to echo the form […]
Spiral Art Quilt collage
I love the work of Susan Carlson, a remarkable fabric collagist. I took her eworkshop on making a spiral collage, which is a wonderful introduction to her methods, with many very useful tips on choosing fabric, preparing the surface, adhering pieces, quilting the final work and binding an art quilt. I used scraps of reds and blues, trying to create […]
Seaglass Art Quilt
I finished this lovely art quilt — it’s Exhausted Octopus‘s Sea Glass quilt method! I did an online workshop on the technique and this was my first result!