Linda and I teamed up for another great beginner class this past Friday and Saturday. Building on the success of the charm quilts we did last year, this design started with a pack of charms and one-and-a-quarter yards of background fabric. Once everyone learned easy ways to create triangle blocks, they were off and running. The great thing about triangle blocks is the multitude of design possibilities. It is such a versatile block to have in your repertoire! Here are a couple of designs students came up with: Mariah's fabulous flannel and Charlena's quilt for a young granddaughter. Hard to imagine they were made in the same class! I was so inspired by triangles I went home and designed a double triangle border for a round robin I am working on--can't show you the whole thing as it is a secret until the great reveal in April, but look at all those 2" square triangle blocks! Our quick methods turned them out in no time.
Finished the commission piece and met up with the new owner for lunch to hand over the quilt. She was happy with the finished product which is what matters most when you are making a quilt for someone else. It is an interesting collaboration--taking their ideas and impressions and interpreting them through your own filter. Her vision was of a quilt that implied a person walking their dog on the beach but not a wall hanging or pictorial quilt, more something you could wrap up in. I love this photo of the beach-y quilt with snow in the background.
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