Karla Alexander's work influenced this quilt. Fabric that I found in North Carolina makes this sing.
A class at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology with Hilde Morin, one of my favorite quilt artists, has influenced my work more than I can say.
Modern fabrics in neutral colors make this a favorite quilt in my living room.
I have experimented with making handbags. This uses some lovely Japanese fabrics.
My baskets keep evolving and using colored rope with unique designs may be a new direction for me.
This quilt was inspired by a quilt I saw at the Tokyo International Quilt Expo in 2012. The neutral background is woven fabric.
Whenever I have a bit of wrapped clothesline remaining after making a basket, I make a few coasters.
This improv quilt was made with a quilting group that I belong to called "Loosely Bound."
I keep boxes of fabric scraps that become quilted cards periodically. I include a card as a gift with every basket or quilt that I sell.
This bowl was also influenced by my class with Hilde Morin.
Another experiment in basket-making with regular clothesline. The shapes and designs can be endless.
The fabric of Marcia Derse is used in many of my quilts and table runners. Her designs are unique and I have become known for using Derse fabrics in much of my work.
This wall-hanging was a gift to a cousin who lost her husband very suddenly and prematurely. It represents the sunrises and sunsets that bring her peace.
This quilted wall-hanging was a challenge quilt for the Marys River Quilt Guild.
This quilt uses all Marcia Derse fabrics and was inspired by a quilt that I saw in Krefeld, Germany at the studio of Claudia Pfeil, another of my well-known quilting instructors.
More Marcia Derse fabrics in this fun table runner.
My very favorite quilt, New York Beauty, by Karen Stone, which took me a year to complete. Beautifully quilted by Jean McDaniel.
I always wanted to make an optical illusion quilt. And now I have checked that off my bucket list.
This quilt hangs in my living room and was inspired by a quilt I saw in Tucson, Arizona.
This quilt was a gift to my stepson and his fiancee who like neutral colors. It is my ultimate improv quilt.
During my months of quarantine, I have experimented with other projects to fill my time. I have made several of these balls using a pattern I received from Shizuko Kuribayashi when I joined the Bay Quilters' Guild of Urauasu, Tokyo, Japan.
One of my Covid quilt projects, using hand-dyed fabrics.
This quilt was commissioned before I traveled to Japan and Thailand. I was able to buy silks for this quilt while traveling. This quilt currently lives in a lovely home in Madison, Wisconsin.
This is another commissioned wall hanging where the fabrics were selected by the person who purchased it.
This fabric was purchased mostly in Amsterdam at a shop that specialized in home decorating fabrics. It was a treat to find these unusually dyed fabrics.
Jean Wells is the inspiration for this quilt and my hand-dyed fabrics make it work nicely.
Here are more of my quilted cards. The possibilities are endless.