Sunflower Blues: Inspired by Van Gogh’s Sunflower painting, I chose one nearly expired flower to challenge my creativity for this quilt. The flower was cut freehand and applied using raw edge applique methods to an organically pieced substrate. The composition was highlighted with various colored threads, two tone fringe and fabric dust made from the scrap fabrics,The piece measures 20 inches square.
Eco Elegance: A fabric collage that features an original designed and quilted substrate of embroidered silk in green and off-white. The eco printed cloth that hangs on the left is contact printed with eucalyptus, cranberries, rose leaves and marigold petals. This mono print sidepiece is made of raw silk in contrast to the embroidered silk of the background. The piece is embellished with hexagon shapes and seed pods. It measures 19.5 inches wide and 28.5 inches long and is ready to hang from the lilac branch. 1/17
This collage uses a recycled substrate and features ghost contract printed paper blackberry leaves that have sewn highlights. The print on the top is of a single blackberry leaf with marigolds producing the yellow color. The print on the bottom is three blackberry leaves. It is embellished with recycled butterfly wind chime pieces. The piece measures 7 inches wide by 17 inches long and is ready to hang from the green ribbon. The prints on paper are examples that could be made in a four-hour class and could be used for note card prints. 12/16
Three scarves that show examples of the eco-print process. The one on the left is contact prints of cranberries, rose leaves and marigold petals printed on cotton with an unfinished hem. It measures 14.5 inches wide by 54 inches long. The center scarf is printed with eucalyptus, oak leaves, cranberries and various plants printed on a ready-made hemmed silk scarf and measures 8 inches wide by 54 inches long. The scarf on the right is blackberry leaves, ivy leaves and marigold petals printed on cotton with an unfinished hem. This scarf measures 10.5 inches wide by 54 inches long. All scarves were printed in October 2016.
Create is the artistic interpretation of the very beginning of how the earth was formed when hot molten rock formed dry land and that dry land brought forth green grass.
This project uses the design elements of line, color and texture and the design principles of repetition, rhythm, movement and arrangement to make an interesting composition. Analogous colors play well together and are next to each other on the color wheel. Usually three, five or seven colors are used in an analogous composition. Personality of a Line uses four colors; yellow-green, green, blue-green and blue to create the analogous color scheme used in this composition.
One of the fabrics in this composition was the National Quilt Association show Batik challenge fabric of 2014. This composition was used as a final project for a 2D class at Austin Peay State University, and won a second place in a juried art show at the 2014 Clarksville Riverfest show. This piece was part of a special exhibit called Color Play at the Courthouse Quilt Show in October 2014. It was juried into the 2014 Student Show at Austin Peay State University. The piece contains cotton and silk cloth, cotton batting, repurposed prom dress and a felted wool sweater. Pin tuck pleats were used to make the small pleats and embellishments of felted sweater pieces make the interesting highlights of the pin tucks. This piece measures 20 by 20 inches.
The challenge for this piece was how to use complex complementary colors (any two colors side by side on the color wheel along with their direct opposite color on the color wheel) in a composition and to learn to weave on a 30 degree angle, a technique developed by Rami Kim. This piece was part of a special exhibit called Color Play at the Courthouse Quilt Show in October 2014 and was selected for a display at Austin Peay State University to celebrate Day of the Dead. This piece measures 20 by 20 inches, made of cotton cloth, batting and thread with jewel embellishments, applique and big stitch quilting.
Stretching my knowledge of the color wheel lead to exploring the use of a Multi-Faceted Four Color Scheme. Tetrads are four colors on the color wheel, equal distance from each other on the color wheel and are pairs of direct complementary colors. Using yellow and yellow green as the two colors side by side in the warm side of the color wheel led to the direct complements of violet and red violet. It includes squares using two different types of origami techniques, is an original design.
Memories of many mornings working in the garden were the inspiration for this quilt. Leaf shapes in the garden and colors of flowers and vegetables in the garden are highlighted in this piece. It measures 20 by 20 inches and is made of cotton cloth, black wool batting and cotton thread. The leaves are appliqued onto the black background and embellished with black and variegated couched yarn.
Conflict over where I am going with my work was the inspiration for this quilt. Everyone has choices to make in their life, and mine is should I stay in the quilt world or go completely into the art world. I like the traditional world where I started, but find the modern quilts more interesting and forgiving. This design came to mind to be developed with the cotton couture line of Michael Miller fabrics for the Modern Quilt Guild as part of a challenge for Quilt Con 2015. I did not meet the deadline and it was constructed and completed as a final project for a class at Austin Peay State University in May 2015. The back is also Michael Miller fabric and I experimented with reverse dye methods on the blue fabric. It measures 43 inches wide by 65.5 inches long.
Watching and capturing a perfect Hawaiian Christmas Sunrise of 2013 was the inspiration for this mixed media piece. Using an original photograph by Carl Papenfuss as the focal point, depth and dimension were created by color choices and placement of the photograph. The background fabric is a recycled blouse and found items enhance the sun rays. The piece measures 20 x 20 inches and is hung using twist ties on a dried blackberry cane. This composition won a second place in the Mixed Media category at the 2014 juried Riverfest Art show in Clarksville, TN and was shown at the 2014 student show at Austin Peay State University in the Trahern Gallery.
Color transparency techniques were used to create this quilt using the 10 minute block method. This piece was part of a special exhibit called Color Play at the Courthouse Quilt Show in October of 2014. The piece measures 20 x 20 inches, and is made of cotton cloth, batting and thread.
Monochrome quilt design
Inspiration for this piece came from watching the fan blades overhead on a hot summer night. The goal for this piece was to use value and texture through neutrals and play with balance. This piece was part of a special exhibit called Color Play at the Courthouse Quilt Show in October 2014 and was selected for a display at Austin Peay State University to celebrate Day of the Dead. The piece measures 20 x 20 inches, made of cotton cloth, batting and thread.
Works include a variety of pieces.
Cool colors of blue and violet along with neutrals and a furry polar bear give a feeling of calmness and coolness as inspired by a trip to Alaska. Made from cotton and polyester fabrics, cotton batting and various threads make this Alaskan Aurora Borealis come to life.
Works include soft sculpture and more.
A collection of four prints on various brown and artist’s papers shown as examples that will become part of a mixed media collage. The size of each print is about four inches’ square. 9/16