My Garden Serendipity quilt won first place in the 2011 Minnesota State Fair as well as first place in its category in the Minnesota Quilters 33rd Annual Quilt Show and Conference. It also won the Capitol City award for small quilt. I adapted Mary Sorensen's Simple Gifts quilt pattern by creating a purple lattice border to frame the needle-turned applique flowers enhanced with beads and the vines, bees, butterflies, dragon flies, snail, grasshopper and frog. This garden serendipity makes me think of spring.
What cuties. Every bulldog has unique markings. By choosing where the black
and white fabric are placed, you can make yours look just like your favorite
Boston Bull Terrier. I loved my little bulldog, Betty, and this quilt is a tribute
to her. The little pink tongues are 3-dimentional making it look as if they
might lick your face, at any minute.
During 2012 TQS announced a half-square triangle exchange due to the enthusiasm of members for quilts designed by Edyta Sitar. I mailed in 588 HST to the group in Texas who had offered to sort them. I was thrilled to receive back 588 HSTs - all different. Most exciting was that they were from all over the world! I have HSTs from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Finland, Canada, Scotland and the UK. I named the quilt "Square Dance" as I sensed quilters around the world moving in harmony in concentric circles. I began in the center with a red and white HST from Alex Anderson and formed a red square. I continued to surround that square with larger and larger squares, each in a different color. Ricky Tims' purple HST is in an outer purple square.When I ran out of the exchange HSTs, I made black and white HSTs to form a frame around the squares, then added a border of red and black flying geese. I quilted "Square Dance" on my Bernina 730 with red thread. (In my studio, red is a neutral!) It was a joy to make.
I made this for my brother and his wife who are "Snow Birds" in Arizona during the winters in Minnesota. I ventured outside my comfort zone of traditional quilts to make this landscape quilt. No rules were needed here. I used paint, fused fabric, machine embellishments and free motion quilting to complete the quilt.
Customer quilt. I quilted several quilts for a family who lost their sweet aunt this past spring. She was making a quilt for each of her children before she passed away. Her niec-in-law finished piecing them and I was honored to quilt them all. In each quilt I quilted a hidden "Love, mom". They didn't know the name of this pattern and after much research, I found it to be a 2000 Thimblberries "Safe Haven" BOM! Here is the quilt ready for binding.
I was not a member of TQS when Sue Garman's BOM Ruffled Roses was going on but when I saw it a few years later I knew I had to make it. I thought it was the most beautiful quilt I had ever seen. I purchased the pattern and scoured the internet for the fabrics used in the quilt...by now they were discontinued but I was able to find everything. I am so happy with my finished quilt. It won Best Of Show last Sept. at the Boise Basin Quilt show in Idaho. Quite a thrill for me!
This little wall quilt started in a 'Tiny Houses' class with Laura Wasilowski in Houston, 2015 (http://artfabrik.com/workshops-lectures/workshops/). It is very loosely based on a cabin on my in-laws property where the cub-scouts used to meet when my husband was young. It is fused, embellished with hand-stitching and then machine stitched.
This wall quilt uses EPP hexagons to represent a DNA sequence that is appliqued onto a background and then quilted. The layout was prototyped using EQ7. The A's, C's, T's and G's are represented by 'logo pairs' carved onto stamp material and then stamped on the central hexagons with Tsukineko Ink. The sequence is a small part of the estrogen receptor gene (ESR1), an important gene in normal life but also a driver in breast cancer. It includes a mutation, shown in black ink (K303R), that causes an amino acid change at the 303 position and may lead to therapy resistance. The quilt was made as a gift for my friend, Dr. Suzanne Fuqua, who pioneered the study of ESR1 mutations and has scientific publications on this variant (listed as the background of the label) spanning 25 years. The background, backing and binding fabrics are all used with the 'wrong-side' out to tone down the designs and mute the colors. https://susieturn.blogspot.com/2016/10/esr1-k303r.html
This quilt was inspired by a sculpture that I saw and set out to recreate in fabric. It is made up of approximately 20 different blue fabrics in odd-shaped 2x2 pieces, to make it like a puzzle. I then used a free motion meander to quilt all the pieces down, doing detail quilting on the eye, nostril and mane and vertical quilting on the background. It is 27" by 38".
Hope you enjoy!