House On Willow Hill is a refined folk art quilt that was featured in McCall's
Quilting Magazine as a 5 part series in the March/April issue to the
November/December issues. It was also chosen as the cover of the Catskill
Mountain Region Guide, having won 1st place at the Hunter Mountain Quilt
Show. HOWH features many interesting and innovative methods for applique
and dimensional applique, making it a wonderful learning experience.
Quiet Village was featured in McCall's Quilting Magazine as a 3 part series
in the May/June issue to the September/October issues.
Quiet Village was designed to depict a hillside village in Tuscany. It
features a fun reverse applique method to accomplish the village accents.
click here to see other's versions of Quiet Village
Balenkay was featured in McCall's Quilting Magazine
May/June 2010 issue as part of a biography piece on my
Balenkay uses my manipulated bias method for achieving the
look of curved piecing without the work!
|"House On Willow Hill"
|Angel Food quilt was featured in McCall's magazine
America Quilts From the Heart
It was designed with the beginner in mind; but is also
enjoyable for the experienced quilter, which makes it a fun,
easy & quick quilt!
(Angel Food is one of the cover quilts)
A Layer Cake Quilt!
Green Meadows is where Peter Rabbit and his friends
play among the trees and flowers. This quilt was
designed for our second grandson, Joey.
Quilting Treasures' Beatrix Potter fabric is used along
with some batiks and tone on tone fabrics. The image
of a bunny is machine appliqued over hand appliqued
ovals where the blocks meet. Stylized aqua triangles
are hand appliqued over the orange corner triangles so
the complement of orange color peeks from behind
the triangles and dances around the quilt. I added a
dimensional butterfly to his label!
|Mia's Secret Garden"
"Mia's Secret Garden" was designed for our first
Mia Noel. I used Quilting Treasures' Beatrix Potter fabric for
the rich color palette and because I love Beatrix's beautiful
imagery. Soft pink roses surround the garden where Peter
Rabbit and friends live, giving this quilt a shabby chic look. I
added some appliqued flowers and butterflies to make Mia's
Secret Garden complete!
This quilt is featured in McCall's Quilting Magazine
March/April 2011 Issue
|I designed “Reflections” to feature words exemplifying
emotions and qualities that are beautiful to reflect on. They
represent the good mankind can possess and enjoy. At the
center of all this goodness is God!
The appliquéd tree was added for my love of trees. Whether
tall and strong, small and delicate, or twisted and gnarled,
trees that have withstood harsh conditions, are all beautiful!
This tree has weathered wind, rain and sun and has adapted
to all. It’s been shaped by its surroundings, giving it
character and adding to it’s beauty. We are much like trees -
adapting, changing, enduring & hopefully developing beauty