Saturday, January 13, 2018

Art Quilt Portrait of Florida Osprey

Title: Lookout
Size: 40 inches high by 30 inches wide
Materials: Embroidered organza, cotton fabrics, paper, embroidery floss, interfacing
Techniques: Hand applique and embroidery, machine quilted
Currently for sale at The Bowery Art Gallery, Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850-653-2425;

Monday, November 27, 2017

Button and bead mullet fish plaque

This fish measures 12 inches long by 5.5 inches high. It's for sale at the Bowery Art Gallery, Apalachicola, Florida (

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Art quilt portrait of eastern screech owl

Title: "Screech"
Available for sale at The Bowery Art Gallery (

Saturday, January 21, 2017

La Passacaglia Quilt Variation

I made this quilt based on the La Passacaglia pattern in Willyne Hammerstein's book--Millefiori Quilts. It measures 64 inches wide by 77 inches long. Where I differ from her pattern is that I did not cut the outer rosettes to make straight edges. Instead, I appliqued them onto a border fabric. The rosettes were pieced by the English paper piecing method and hand-quilted with an embroidery chain stitch. I titled this quilt, "A Lot of Too Much."

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Free-form, beaded crochet lizard

This wall hanging titled, "Tropical Vacation," measures 21 in H x 18.5 in W and was completed in 2016. Materials are cotton fabrics, yarns, beads, clothesline, and threads. It made its debut at the 69th Annual Members Exhibition at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center (Gainesville, Georgia) and will be on view through November 26, 2016.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Miniature grandmother's flower garden quilt with rabbit

This quilt was made as part of a guild challenge for the 2016 Heart in Hand Quilt Show (Dawson County, GA:Sept 30-Oct 28). The quilt measures 12 inches wide by 18 inches long. I assembled it using the English paper piecing technique with hexagons that measured 1/2 inch in diameter. I then machine quilted it. The bunny rabbit was purchased for one dollar from a Goodwill thrift shop.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Garden quilts inspired by a class taught by Jean Wells Keenan

I started the quilt titled "Purple Alliums" in a 2016 Empty Spools Seminars class ( with Jean Wells Keenan where she taught us how to make an abstract design from a photograph. My photo was of purple allium flowers. I made the second quilt titled "Summer Solstice" after I returned home from the workshop. The design was based on my childhood memories of my mother's summer zinnia gardens. Both quilts  measure about 24 inches wide by 26 inches high and are constructed from quilt cottons and designer fabrics. The allium flowers are embroidered with a blanket stitch of red embroidery floss. They are currently on display and for sale at the Bowery Art Gallery & Studio in Apalachicola, FL (
Purple Alliums

Summer Solstice