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