Traditional Quilts

Cabin Branch Friendship Quilt 2010 Blocks from my Cabin Branch friends in Woodbridge, Virginia. The gem tones sing the praises of these friends - who are gems!

Cabin Branch Friendship Quilt 2010
Blocks from my Cabin Branch friends in Woodbridge, Virginia. The gem tones sing the praises of these friends – who are gems!

A Mariner's Tale 2012 65 x 85 A celebration of my husband Dick, and all his nautical loves, from astronomy to whales. I colleceted the fabric for many years including the backing, which is a map of the world.

A Mariner’s Tale 2012
65 x 85
A celebration of my husband Dick, and all his nautical loves, from astronomy to whales. I colleceted the fabric for many years including the backing, which is a map of the world.

Celebration 2013 81 x 98 Made as a celebration of my 50th birthday, this Judy Martin pattern, Shakespeare in the Park, is a great tessellation that I loved in blue and yellow.It reminds me of Van Gogh's Starry Night.

Celebration 2013
81 x 98
Made as a celebration of my 50th birthday, this Judy Martin pattern, Shakespeare in the Park, is a great tessellation that I loved in blue and yellow.It reminds me of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

Circle in the Square 2011 Done in a workshop with Mary Mashuta called Working with Stripes. It was a great lesson in how to use elements like repeated color and shape to calm the potential “busyness” of stripes. The fabric is some I had hand dyed in a previous workshop with Pauline Frey Davy.

Circle in the Square 2011
Done in a workshop with Mary Mashuta called Working with Stripes. It was a great lesson in how to use elements like repeated color and shape to calm the potential “busyness” of stripes. The fabric is some I had hand dyed in a previous workshop with Pauline Frey Davy.

New England Sampler with Barn Raising log Cabin center, Maple Leaves inner border and Flying Geese outer border (2002)

The metallic veins in this fabric line seemed perfectly suited for Linda Hahn's New York Beauty pattern. The quilting in the borders echoes the arced spikes in the blocks. Second Place ribbon in the Narragansett Bay Quilters' Association Show in 2012.

Ra – Sun God 2012 48 x 48 The metallic veins in this fabric line seemed perfectly suited for Linda Hahn’s New York Beauty pattern. The quilting in the borders echoes the arced spikes in the blocks. Second Place ribbon in the Narragansett Bay Quilters’ Association Show in 2012.

Alpine Tunnel 2013 48 x 81 A modern quilt based on the disorienting feeling of the alpine tunnels in Switzerland, where bright white snow suddenly switches to a dizzying mosaic of floor tiles and overhead lights.

Alpine Tunnel 2013
48 x 81
A modern quilt based on the disorienting feeling of the alpine tunnels in Switzerland, where bright white snow suddenly switches to a dizzying mosaic of floor tiles and overhead lights.

 

Friendship Tree 2004 Made from friendship blocks given on my departure from Oman, where I organised three quilt shows and co founded a quilt guild, the Muscat Sew and Sews. The blocks are from friends from South Africa, Botswana, Oman, Scotland, England, Iceland, India, and the U.S. (2005)

 

Jazzy Jewels 2005 The directions for this mystery quilt workshop called for three colors. Whoops! I had fun using my hand dyed fabrics I had created in a gradation dying class. I love the orange peel secondary design that is created with the orange and black.

Toile Sampler 2014 I love toile and toile inspired fabric and so created a smaller quilt to showcase it all.

Toile Sampler 2014
I love toile and toile inspired fabric and so created a smaller quilt to showcase it all.