- I had these chicken blocks for several years and finally was motivated to put them together into a quilt for our 2016 bird-themed quilt show titled, Feather Your Nest With Quilts”. The blocks are from That Radical Roosters quilt patterns by Florine Johnson. I found great fabrics to highlight the fun roosters in the quilt. Quilted by Lori Johnson of Redding.
"Erythema Migrans Rash" is one of fifty-two quilts in the series "52 Yarns of Lyme - The Lyme Dis-Ease Series" by Susan Jaenen-Griffin that includes traditional quilts, contemporary art quilts, 3d fiber pieces, abstract and mixed media pieces. The series tells the 'yarns' or stories of my journey with Lyme disease and how engaging in fiber art assisted in my recovery. The following is the artist statement for the quilt:
Fabrics are used in this quilt to express the rage of the EM rash which is only the beginning of worse things to come. Medical journals report that the presence of an Erythema Migrans Rash is “sufficient to make the diagnosis of Lyme” however; it is the controversy around the treatment and the bigger issue of the long term consequences of Lyme that is the real storm.
Holiday Vase This is appliques of the flowers in my gardens. I wanted a picture to put up on my dinning room wall for the holiday season. I painted many of the fabrics to get the blends that were needed. The candy in the dish is machine embroidery. On the flowers I did a lot of thread painting.