This quilt was made for an exhibit called “Doing Small Things”. I chose to depict a hand offering a last piece of fruit to someone in need, hence the title, “The Last Pear”. This quilt was machine pieced, appliquéd, and machine quilted. It contains all cotton fabrics, threads, and batting. There is a hanging sleeve on the back for a dowel which is provided with the quilt.
It measures 17 by 29 inches, or 42.5 x 47.5 cm.
The quilt will be shipped rolled up in a suitable container.
Do not hang in direct sunlight, and use a lint roller to remove dust. It should not be washed or dry cleaned.
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.