Saturday, December 23, 2006

The water is my grandmother


cotton, rayon, recycled clothing
hand pieced, hand quilted

2006

chain stitch embroidery
on reverse

forty

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Katie's kaleidoscope

Cotton crib quilt
hand pieced and quilted


1984


thirty nine

NIne Patch

cotton crib quilt
hand pieced and quilted


1984



thirty eight

Baby Quilt

kwik print on satin
(large negatives and real lace was
sun printed)
Hand quilted
1986

thirty seven

Monday, December 18, 2006

My Children


recycled women's blouses
polyester crepe, fabric paint
rick rack, thread

1987


thirty six

December


Velvet, Taffeta, wool, family photos
threads, pinecones

thirty five

1990

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Moisture and Greenness



dyed linen, shibori dyed cotton
batik cotton, sequins, cotton floss
machine pieced, hand applique,
hand embroidery

slashed and repaired shibori quilt


2006




thirty four

Pinwheel on the Beach


cotton, acrylic and fabric paint
machine pieced, hand applique, painted
A round robin medallion quilt
made by Judy Martin, Barbara Fraser,
Anne C. Morell, Janet Rice Bredin, Judi Burly
Jean Boyd, Pam Godderis, and Carol McLean
1996
thirty three

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Gaea Enthroned



Triptych Quilt
cotton, silk, metallic, fabric paint
machine pieced, hand painted,
hand applique
1992

Commissioned by the Government of Ontario




thirty two

Friday, December 01, 2006

Winter Solstice



layered fabrics, hand and machine embroidered
millennium journal series


2000




thirty one

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Flesh and Blood


Cotton, overdyed cotton, polyester sheer,
embroidery floss, buttons
2003










thirty

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The future is not ours to see


cotton, fabric paint
painted, hand applique, hand quilted
1990








twenty nine

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Mother, the child

linen, black and white family photos,
water
colour
painting,
thread,
polyester
sheer,ink
painted,
assembled

1988


twenty eight

Monday, November 06, 2006

husband and wife


dyed cotton, cotton floss, beads
hand appliqued, hand pieced
hand quilted with chain stitch embroidery
2004








reverse of quilt



twenty seven

July Garden



cotton, overdyed cotton
machine pieced, hand quilted
1997






twenty six

Sunday, November 05, 2006

richness

cotton, heat transfer
hand pieced and quilted
a miniature
1996




twenty five

Friday, November 03, 2006

The House with the Golden Windows: West Wall

metallic fabric, magazine papers, thread, dyed artist canvas, machine stitch and hand stitch, 1993, installation





Ned had already moved to Manitoulin when I stitched this house in 1992 and 93. It's an idealized replica of our house in Kenora


Feathers are stitched into the West wall's golden metallic fabric windows. A beautiful and most traditional quilting stitch.






The papers on the outside wall are from home decorating magazines. They have been arranged as sunshine and shadow, a beautiful and traditional quilt pattern.






the inside west wall
silk and cotton fabrics, buttons, cotton quilt batt, machine sewing threads, embroidery threads and beads, photographs. 1993
This piece measure about 5 feet across and 6 feet high if you count the thread fringe.





Every day during the year 1990, I stood at one of the windows in my house and took a photo. The photos from the west windows show our neighbour's house and yard.

solar images
chain stitch



The west symbolizes middle age, dusk, autumn...all those cyclical things.





twenty four

Thursday, November 02, 2006

November



cotton, paper from nature magazines,
family photographs, thread
1990







twenty three

Monday, October 30, 2006

family life

cotton, recyled clothing, variety of fabrics
thread, machine pieced, hand quilted
1990




twenty two

Sunday, October 29, 2006

velvet journal: secret garden



taffeta, velvet, floss,
ribbon, beads

journal papers, paint, thread

English paper pieced,
the paper left in

2005





reverse side




twenty one

on the lake


photographs, thread, satin
assembled by machine,
hand finished
1988
twenty

Friday, October 27, 2006

I love you to pieces


cotton, over dyed cotton, thread
machine pieced, hand quilted
1988







Number nineteen

Zen Ecstasy


cotton, variety of fabrics and found objects, threads
layered, hand stitched, embellished
two sided wall hanging
part of the the Millennium journal series

eighteen




2004

Self Portrait


Cotton, fabric paint, recycled maternity clothing
hand painted, hand pieced, hand quilted
1986








seventeen

Monday, October 23, 2006

Most of November



cotton, variety of fabrics, embroidery floss, metallic threads
layered fabrics, hand stitching,
two sided hangings,
part of the millennium journal series
1999

sixteen

Between the leading note and the tonic

cotton, embroidery floss, buttons
machine pieced, hand applique
hand quilted with chain stitch embroidery
1998

fifteen