Sunday, March 18, 2018

A Walk With Grandpa 33"x25"

I never knew either of my grandfathers.  So I watch my husband (who is totally smitten with his three granddaughters) be a grandpa.  My quilt imagines how delicious it must be to go for a walk with a devoted grandpa.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Guitar Quilt

My youngest niece in Oz is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/swing dancer.  Of course she gets a red quilt from me!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Carrizo Plain 22" x 60"

It has been such a difficult, sometimes frightening, often appalling year under trump and the republicans.  So I am doubly pleased that my final art quilt of 2017 I consider one of my best.  I used my husband's panorama photograph of Carrizo Plain National Monument last spring.  The darkness descended upon us by the election of 2016 was pierced by a very rare wildflower super bloom so brilliant it could be seen from the space station.  It was all too brief and Carrizo Plain remains on trump's chopping block, but now I can rest my eyes upon that sublime moment any time I enter my living room.  Mr. trump, the first Law of Karma is whatever we put into the universe will come back to us.   

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Equality Matters 47" x 56"


It does, despite what the Republicans, the Pervert-in-Chief, and possibly the Supreme Court claim.
I like the idea that someone might snuggle under my message quilt.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bear Hugs



In my local quilt guild, Bear Valley Quilters, we call our donation quilts "Bear Hugs".
Recently I've been cleaning out my unfinished objects cabinet and found enough started/abandoned/orphaned projects to complete these three small quilts.  Hoping three people out there will feel hugged;-)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Prongs (throw size)

I don't have much to say about this quilt.  The front emerged from a small collection of Marcia Derse fabrics and an inclination to keep it simple.  But on the back I used some of my African tie dye with some of my own.  Pretty cool, eh?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Guitar Study. 13"x13" and 13"x17"

In preparation for a larger quilt featuring a positive/negative guitar shape, I thought it would be wise to make a smaller version in order to work out how to do it.  For some reason I was surprised by the weird shapes that emerged in the peachy color.  But I like how the guitars emerge and recede depending on how you look at it.