I've really enjoyed the time I set aside for myself to create new designs and quilts not tied to a deadline.  One of the projects I was able to work on and complete, which is always a bonus, is my Swatches quilt!

This quilt was inspired from my oil painting days; sketches, painter palettes, paint tubes, canvases, brushes, lighting and other images both concrete and abstract.  I designed this quilt to convey a feeling more than actual objects tied to painting.

I’m finding that more and more I’m merging my first creative love, oil painting, with my current creative love in my quilt designs.  I've even started working with watercolors again mainly because the clean up is so easy. 

I chose the quilting to add interest and depth to the design. I took some risks, like black thread echos around the paint swatches and hand quilting the small grey squares. Most of the quilting is fairly dense and I was shocked when blocking the quilt to find out the length shrunk by 3”.

I reall…

Published Quilts


Colonnade - QuiltCon Magazine 2019

Ordered House - Curated Quilts  Jan 2019 Issue 6


Mountain Scene - Simply Moderne Issue 15

Dockside - Modern Patchwork Nov/Dec 2018

Clockworks - Curated Quilts Oct 2018 Issue 5

Misprint - Simply Moderne Issue 13 2018

Diamonds on Display - Modern Patchwork Jul/Aug 2018

Lemon Drops - QuiltCon Magazine 2018

Citrus Play - Curated Quilts Issue 2

Modern Stepping Stones - Modern Quilts: Designs for the New Century (book)


Tectonic Shift - Modern Patchwork January/February 2018

Scandinavian Pathway - Modern Patchwork September/October 2017
Intersections 2.0 - Curated Quilts Issue 1

Focus Frame - Make Modern July 2017

City Planner - Modern Patchwork May/June 2017

Peaks + Horizons - Simply Moderne #8

Modern Stepping Stones - Simply Moderne #8

Urban Trek - Modern Patchwork March/April 2017

Modern Stepping Stones - Quiltcon Magazine 2017


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