In spring 2016, I took a course called "Art, Activism, and Social Justice" at Texas Woman's University where I live. For the final project we had the option of making an art piece accompanied by a six-page essay on a social issue that continues to plague the United States. My paper had to do with patriarchal tactics used to silence women throughout the development of this country. This is the quilt I made to accompany the writing. The center is composed of a dimensional screaming face oozing from the background of the quilt. Within her mouth is written the word "silence." Quilted within the black borders of the background are the titles of books written by African American women from the '30s to today. The point...even with the male-dominated rule, women have been speaking.
This is a wool applique quilted wall hanging that I made after taking a class from Sue Spargo in the summer of 2015. It started as a depiction of my little fairy garden, but I just couldn't stop adding to it. There are five fairies who depict my grandchildren as fairies. Check out the cat peeking from behind the upturned garden pots on the lower right. Over by the tree on the left you'll see Snow White. I collect memorabilia that depicting so her and they dwarfs and just couldn't do this piece without her. I feel that this is one of the most enjoyable and best pieces I've ever done.
The Gateway Quilt Guild in Merced, CA has a "challenge fabric" contest each year. The quilts are displayed at our annual quilt airing held in May of each year. The members vote and the winner receives a prize. My quilt won 1st place this year. My son-in-law has the "hUE" Hair Salon in town and the quilt will be hung in his shop. It was really fun to do something completely different from what I usually do.
I had loads of left over scraps and any size suitable of making a yo-yo the pile grew- so made up a quillt with vases of flowers - If I remember there are over 300 yo-yos-
I have lost "precision" nowadays but do not care anymore about that, my quilting is not my forte and I put this quilt together row by row if I remember easier to handle the size
The inspiration for this quilt came from a photo of old architectural ventilation blocks. What if I overlapped and stacked the blocks? I drafted the basic "Tumbling Block" with an "Attic window" style center and five different orientations of the window. I played around with them on my design wall, overlapping, traditional with no overlap, meandering etc. I chose to stick with my design inspiration and overlap them in rows so they appear to be balanced on top of each other. I quilted the blocks in the ditch and the wavy background lines to give it the look of floating through space.
"Peek-a-Boo" - resident bandit (raccoon) in his ivy den. Originally designed art quilt constructed of new cottons, mixed recycled fabrics and crafting felt. 95 free-motion stitched ivy leaves. Shown in 2016 Victoria Quilters' Guild Show "Colour in Motion" - Georgia Andrews, Fêteshui Studio - 2016.
This quilt was inspired by the Victorian tradition of bringing Tussie Mussie bouquets when you came to call.Tussie-Mussies are unique and personal. Every sprig and blossom in each little nosegay conveys a “meaning” with the language of flowers. Depending on which herbs are included, a wide variety of personal messages can be sent. Every well bred lady of that era was armed with a floral dictionary. I wore out 3 confusing and sometimes contradictory dictionaries doing the research for my “Language of Flowers” quilt. Surprises met me everywhere. Who knew that snapdragons meant Deception?
On a lovely day-- the forest is enchanting. This bright scene called to me to make a quilt. It was experimental in that I decided to do panels. It seemed like I'd be able to display it in different sized areas, but in reality I haven't ever taken the panels apart.
It has been a successful quilt in that it has won prizes in many of the places it has been displayed and has been published as well. It's nice when a quilt is appreciated by others.
For a wedding gift, my son and his wife requested a red quilt with a dragon. This is the quilt I designed for them. It is machine appliqué, satin-stitched onto a pieced background. It arrived about two years late, but they loved it...my daughter-in-law cried when she opened it!
The challenge of this quilt was to make it entirely from my stash except for the background. I ended up adding 3 fabrics for the border. The beauty of Erin Underwood's Diamond Star is in the construction that used no "Y" seams. It went together very easily. The large open areas in the background gave quilter, Sheri Zalar, room to work her magic with her longarm. She used both computerized and hand guided original quilting designs.
Made as a gift for John and Diana Osborne and their new cabin. The idea for this wall quilt was inspired by their view of the San Pedro River Valley. I imagined their view of sunrise over the valley. (I forgot my camera).
This wall quilt was the focus of a class with the "awesome" Rose Hughes, January 2016 thru the Tucson Quilter's Guild workshops. It also showed at the Tucson Quilt Fiesta in Feb. 2016 as one of many class project examples offered thru the guild.
A scrap quilt. It is strip pieced and when I was cutting out the wedges to sew them together my 3 year old grandson thought they were pieces of wedges and tried to eat one. It was adorable and naturally it because his Pizza quilt.
I learned how to make my own cotton fabric using acrylic paints and a Gelli Arts Printing Plate. The round circles are made that way. The outer fabric is hand-dyed. This is an original design for the quilt top and the quilting. The quilt is embellished with colorful hot glue crystals