45″ x 40″


Cotton fabric, fusible web, batting, acrylic paint


Fused raw edge applique, painted, machine and hand stitched


Knots & Tangles

Progress came to a complete halt when I insisted on having a hiker with a red backpack crossing the stream. It wasn’t until I was sorting through some family photos that the solution arrived. I spotted a photo of my kids in a pose that would fit in so much better than the hiker idea. Once I abandoned my initial plan, work proceeded much easier.


The natural beauty of Appalachia is truly inspiring! After a family vacation, I had many photos to provide ideas.

2006 – National Quilting Association (NQA) SHow – Columbus, OH – 3rd Place award for Realism, and award for Most Notable Handling of Realistic Subject Matter

2007 – 27th Annual Rocky Mt. Quilt Show – Pigeon Forge, TN

2008 – included in “500 Best Art Quilts” published by Lark Books

  • Reliance on Reference Photos

  • Computer Usage

  • Paint Applied