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

Monday, October 16, 2006

When asked, she replied



wool, cotton,recyecled jeans and t-shirts, buttons, yarn
hand pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
1997











fourteen

quilt of quotes

hand made paper (by moi)
type writer ink
cotton print
thread

This is a paper quilt that gathers together the
reading I did in the mid 80's when I was a mom to
four young children. Quotations by
women artists were typed onto
hand made paper and made into
a quilt. The piece was purchased by an artist in Thunder Bay. I hope that she is still enjoying it.
"My work is emotionally based. There isn't a theory, but there is a language of emotions." Joyce Wieland
1988

thirteen

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sonnet XIV

cotton, silk, satin, photo transfer, sequins
machine pieced, hand pieced, hand quilted

This quilt was made to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.  There is text by Margaret Atwood along the bottom that reads:

"when you are in the middle of a story, it isn't a story at all but a roaring a blindness"










and there are sections from sonnet XIV by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the back.  One of the 44 sonnets that she wrote for her husband Robert Browning.

1998

number 12

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Blue-eyed satin journal


Satin, silk, taffeta, antique beads
personal journal pages, found magazine paper
Machine paper pieced, papers left in
1999




eleven

Friday, October 13, 2006

Hearth rug for Hestia



over dyed cottons
machine pieced, hand quilted
1998








ten

I saw a butterfly, there can be more to life


cotton, embroidery floss
machine pieced, hand applique, batik
hand quilted
1988







eight

Emily Carr visited me


rayon, cotton, fabric paint, embroidery floss
machine pieced, hand painted, hand appliqued
hand quilted with blanket stitch embroidery
2005








seven

September


family photos, found paper from nursery rhyme books, thread, cotton
1990








six

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Fragile as a Leaf in Autumn


shibori dyed linen, cotton, embroidery floss
machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
2004







details of this piece
It sold into private collection almost immediately, and has not been exhibited since 2005.
It will be included in the book Abstracts, thirty contemporary quilt artists by Martha Sileman in 2016, published by Schiffer

five

Cooper Cup


shibori dyed cotton, embroidery floss
machine pieced, hand quilted with chain stitch
2006




four

Cry Me a River


Cotton, satin, photo transfer, beads
machine pieced, hand quilted
2001








three

In the Centre of the Body is the Soul

Cotton, buttons, embroidery floss, fabric paint
Hand pieced, hand quilted
1996






two

Order Belies Chaos


Cotton, silk, buttons, embroidery floss
Hand Pieced, hand quilted
1990






one