It took a few days, but here is a shot of some of the quilting on the 'Best Friends' quilt. Still not quite sure what I am going to call this piece, but 'Best Friends' works for now. In this shot you can see the tablecloth, with sheer organza over the part that is in the direct path of the overhead light. The wine glasses got a wash of paint, a hint of glitter, then a layer of tulle. The cards are drawn with pigma pens on muslin, then pressed to set the markers. Where the tablecloth drops, you can see a thick band of thread paint to delineate the edge of the table top. Finally, the hands and arms are raw-edge applique with thread painted details. See the shadow of the arm? That is a piece of fabric under the organza--it added just the right quality. I hope to have the embellishments done and the piece ready for exhibit soon. I definitely plan to have it at Maine Quilts this summer--maybe other venues if something looks promising.
I discovered a passion for quilting in 1996, and have had at least one quilt in process since then. In addition to numerous quilts for family and friends, I began entering quilts in shows in 2000, and was thrilled when my first entry won a blue ribbon!
Having won honors both in Maine and nationally, my focus now is primarily on art quilts.
I occasionally take commissions, ranging from one-of-a-kind baby quilts to collaborative art quilts, and teach a variety of classes.
Maine Quilts, Augusta, ME
World Quilts New England, Manchester, NH
Art Quilts Maine exhibit, Saco Museum, Saco, ME
Road to California,Ontario, CA
Northeast Quilts Unlimited,Old Forge, New York
American Quilter's Society, Des Moines, IA and Grand Rapids, MI