Made in America - This eagle was started in a Charlotte Warr Andersen class at Asilomar. Rather than a face of a person, I went for the eagle. Some have asked for a pattern, and believe me, they don't want it!
Adairs Quilt - Sandy Boinsib copied my daughters life images for me. This quilt was pieced in 3 days, then quilted at rapid speed for Adairs high school graduatiom. From her birth tothe days before she graduated, this quilt tells her story.
Fire Dragon Rhapsody - This quilt won the Best Machine Quilting Award at the 2006 AQS show and contest in Paducah, KY. The dragons are based on iron grillwork from the old post office in downtown Pueblo, CO.
South Cheyenne Canyon - I say adapted, because it was it was created from a photograph taken by Justin Shults of the South Cheyenne Canoy at Seven Falls, Colorado. It was made for the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum auction.
Eric's Autumn Splendor - One of my first attempts at quilting. It was made for a birthday gift and given to my son Eric. Eric is a licensed certified arborist with the ISA - owns his Tree Care business in Albuquerque, NM
Lime Squeeze - Original pattern by Ronda Kae Beyer and Jill Kroll (It Isnt Easy Being Green)
I designed the quilting elements as I progressed throughout the quilt starting with the feathered border which was done freehand. The background of the star blocks was chosen to give texture and not take away from the piecing. The feathered star is the focus of this quilt so I chose to use a commercially available stencil in the background enhanced by a feathered wreath. The designs within the star were custom designed to fill the space.
Primavera - This is an art quilt which I put on canvas stretchers after it was complete. It included images I manipulated on the computer and then printed on to cotton. The background is also hand-dyed and painted by me. I used a blanket stitch to applique the images onto the background.