Pastoral Disturbance


44″ x 52″


Cotton, fusible web, tulle, batting


Fused raw edge appliqué, machine and hand stitched


Knots & Tangles

There is no paint used on this quilt, as I was going through a phase where I thought painting was cheating. I expanded my collection of fabrics and enjoyed the challenge of creating everything, even the caution tape, through collage.


Pastoral Disturbance focuses on a Pennsylvanian Amish schoolhouse where a massacre occurred in October, 2006. The perpetrator randomly victimized the children within, and surprisingly, even after ten girls were shot and 5 of them died, the community responded with forgiveness.

2008 – 500 Best Art Quilts  –  published by Lark Books

2009 – AQS (American Quilter’s Society) – Paducah, KY

2009 – Sacred Threads – Reynoldsburg, Ohio

2015 – Vermont Quilt Festival, “New England Stitches” – Essex, Vermont

2017 – Visions Art Gallery, Invitational Figurative Show – San Diego, CA

2019 – Grace Chapel Art Gallery, “Endings” – Lexington, MA

  • Reliance on Reference Photos

  • Computer Usage

  • Paint Applied