'Inspiration-Transformation', the collection of quilts created by members of Art Quilts Maine in response to 2011's challenge, are on display at Portland Public Library, in the children's area, through the end of February. The challenge, taken up by 15 guild members, was to create a quilt inspired by your favorite children's book. Books selected ranged from Miss Rumphius to Go Dog Go. While some artists chose the same book as their favorite, the resulting quilts could not be more different. The renovated Library is wonderful, and the children's section lends itself beautifully to art, with wall space above the book shelves and plenty of natural light. If you are in Portland, you must really try to stop in!
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