This quilt was first pieced using commercial fabrics, followed by extensive free motion quilting in a variety of organic patterns, then over-painted to create the feeling of a fall palette. I was inspired by the view of the rural landscape, textures, and colors in my neighborhood which is only about 2 miles outside the city limits. I chose a narrow format to emphasize the feeling of driving down a country road surrounded by drying crops at the end of growing season.
It is 17 x 39 inches, or 42.5 x 97.5 cm.
All cotton fabrics and thread and batting, acrylic paints. It has two triangle supports on the back corners for insertion of a dowel for hanging. The dowel is included. Do not hang in direct sunlight. This quilt can be cleaned by tossing it in the dryer on air only setting or using a lint roller. Do not wash or dry clean. It will be shipped rolled up in a suitable box.
I began making traditional quilts in 1986, and art quilts in 2005. My inspiration comes from my love of words, and natural elements that surround us everyday. I prefer abstract interpretations of my ideas. I continue to make both traditional and art quilts, and recently have begun tapestry weaving.
I am a lifelong resident of northern Indiana (USA), and have felt most at home living around trees, lakes, and other natural elements. I am a retired registered nurse, gift shop owner, and former nurse educator. I am the mother of four sons and five grandchildren and am enjoying my retired life with my husband in our comfortable home surrounded by the woods. My favorite room in the house is my studio. I enjoy teaching quilting to others and seeing their creativity grow!
I have been in several SAQA exhibits in the past, and am a happy donor of my work to raise funds for social causes dear to me.