Cuban Missile




Cotton, batting, Procion dye, acrylic ink, textile paint


Whole cloth quilt, painted with Procion dye, acrylic ink and textile paint.

Knots & Tangles

Painting with Procion dye is very different from the textile paints and inks that I am used to. The final color is not immediately apparent, for one thing. Another factor that I disliked was the chemical process – mixtures and safety precautions are much more exacting, so it takes away the feeling of spontaneity.


The quilt began with a dye painting class with Hollis Chatelain at Houston Quilt Festival. I used some of my photographs from a trip to Cuba.

  • Reliance on Reference Photos

  • Computer Usage

  • Paint Applied