From Albuquerque to Santa Fe
(153 X 151 cm - 2002)
This quilt was inspired by a trip to New Mexico and is made of cotton. It was shown at the National Quilt Championships and won third advanced and third geometric prizes. It was pieced, appliqued and quilted using a sewing machine.
Japanese Folk Art Quilt
(114 x 90 cms - 2006)
This wall hanging was inspired by a quilt I saw at the Festival of Quilts, which was displayed in the Japanese Nikon section of the exhibition. I loved the tiny American folk art designs and embroidered detail, and decided to make a smaller version for my self. It was pieced by machine, but the detail, applique and quilting on the quilt were all sown by hand. Note: The three embroidered cat designs on this quilt were taken from designs of "Woodcutters Daughter" by Barb Smith.
Shiny Happy Flowers
(115 X 115 cm - 2000)
Inspired by Judy Mathiesons book on "Mariner Compass Quilts", it represents the sun shining on flowers, with the name taken from a favourite REM song at the time. The quilt was the first one I made for a quilt competition and it received a "Judges Merit" which was very encouraging.