Exuberance

2006

43” x 88”

Materials:

Cotton fabric, fusible web, acrylic and textile paint, batting

Techniques:

Fused raw edge applique, machine and hand stitched, painted details

 

Knots & Tangles

I did not want a border as I wanted the emotion to be without bounds. I needed to learn how to make a knife-edge finish, along with an irregular shape (the trees on the top.)

Quilting something of this size with a domestic machine is difficult. After this, I began to look more seriously at long-arm sewing machines.

Inspiration

A photo of my son chasing bubbles around the front yard had captured a moment of sheer joy. I wanted that in my quilt.

2007 – Vermont Quilt Festival (photo features in the show brochure) – Essex Junction, VT

2007 – Denver National Quilt Festival  (“The Peak of Perfection”) – Denver, CO

2008 – MQX- Machine Quilter’s Expo – Manchester, NH

2008 – Images – Lowell, MA

2008 – Quilt Odyssey – Hershey, PA

2008 – 500 Best Art Quilts, Lark Books

  • Reliance on Reference Photos

  • Computer Usage

  • Paint Applied