Sunday, November 11, 2007

Inanna's Prayer Rug



layered fabrics
densely hand quilted
with chain stitch

Stitched as we went through the millennium.  I remember working on it New Year's Eve 1999 as it went into 2000.  My husband had to man the generator that was set up just in case something happened ...there was a lot of fear at the time and relief when the computers did not stop.  Do you remember?


Ontario Juried
Show Collection

2000

number fifty two

Blackwork

cotton, machine pieced and quilted
stitch and flip method






1987



fifty one

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Something More Magical Than it Ever Was

recycled family clothing, silk
photo transfer, fabric paint
log cabin in dark and light arrangement




1991





Fifty

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Protection Blanket for Africa

overdyed embroidered quilt
rayon, cotton, velvet, wool quilt batt
linen floss, thread, beads



2007

forty nine

February

family photos, lace, corduroy, thread, paint
machine and hand stitched



1991
forty eight

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Counting My Blessings


Cotton, velvet, velvet cord, chain stitch embroidery, hand quilting
1999





forty seven

Each Stitch is a Prayer

hand dyed rayon, Amish diamond in a square pattern, hand quilted and embroidered.
2002

forty six

Our Lady of the Beasts

Paper, cotton, thread, foil.
In private collection.
1994

then donated into public collection

Our Lady is in the permanent collection of
the Grimsby Art Gallery


In 2015, it was one of the inspirational
pieces selected from the gallery's
collection for an exhibit of new work.

Artists were asked to respond to the work
using their own materials and style.

number forty five

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Desire



overdyed fabrics, layered, stitched
2002



forty four

Friday, January 12, 2007

When you walk on a Tightrope






cotton, fabric paint
machine pieced
hand painted
hand quilted
1985




forty three

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Protection Blanket

hand dyed rayon, sequins, rayon cord
machine pieced, hand quilted and embellished
2005



forty two


back of quilt

Star

cotton, thread
hand pieced and quilted
1984

Excited about inventing my own pattern, this is one of two star quilts I made during the same time period. The other one is called Movie star - I don't have a photograph of it. This quilt was eventually made into a large tote bag for the beach.


forty one