Monday, April 30, 2007

SAMPLER#1—28”X44”—1995--$3,000

I made this piece for an exhibit which began at the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA and traveled throughout the US. I decided that I wanted to use as many techniques as I could think of. I embroidered, rubber stamped, painted, sewed buttons and made braids. I used all recycled fabrics and materials.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

MONSTER QUILT NUMBER 4—54”X59”—1985--$3,000


There were five of these “Monster Quilts” of which this is the last. I wanted to express my inner most gremlins! The first four of this series are all in private collections. I would love to sell this one, also!

The materials and techniques are machine appliqué, fabric, thread and acrylic paint.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


GRATITUDE—64”X64”—1990--$4,000

In 1990 I made a series of six “Affirmation Quilts”, all 64”x64”, and each beginning with a central mandala square with buttons and embroidery in the middle. At the time I was studying to become a Religious Science Practitioner. I learned to use affirmations in my life and to reprogram my mind and think more positively. My intention for this series was to make beautiful quilts with affirmative titles. This piece, “Gratitude”, was to inspire myself and others to have an attitude of gratitude.

This Affirmation Quilt’s materials and techniques are machine appliqué, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, buttons and embroidery.

Monday, April 23, 2007

JAPANESE FELINES—38”X38”—2004--$3,500


This is one of my puzzle interchange quilts and I have used some beautiful hand made Japanese shibori fabric that I bought at Kasuri Dyworks in Berkeley while I was teaching a weekend workshop. The fabric is very precious and well made by individual artists in Japan. For a long time I did not want to cut it up for a quilt. But finally I did and this is it!

The materials and techniques are machine appliqué, fabric, thread, machine quilted.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

JAPANESE FLOWERS—38”X38”—2004--$3,500


This quilt is mostly made of Japanese Fabrics, some of which I bought when I was in Japan. Others, I bought in San Jose: I used to live in Japan town, where I could walk down the street and go to a store and see a good assortment of Japanese fabrics! The materials and techniques are machine appliqué, fabric, thread, machine quilted.

Monday, April 16, 2007

“YES DRESS”, 43”x58”, 2006, $10,000


With “Yes Dress”, I am saying “yes” to life, to a new art, and “yes” and to “Give and Take”, i.e., belonging to a group of artists busily influencing each other to lift the art quilt to a new level of sophistication.

In collaborating with other artists, I am opening to new partnerships in creativity by using the work of a teacher of mine, polymer clay artist, Susan Terry. I also made use of the expertise of Jenny Michael, who machine quilted the piece. I felt challenged by Arturo Sandoval’s lecture in 2004 in Colorado to extend my creativity to participate on a deeper level by experimenting more with shaped artworks. I love to Improvise and allow my art to grow and evolve and to cross new boundaries. “Yes Dress” grew into the shape it is by this type of improvising. I admire the folk art of Rev. Howard Finster, who painted messages on the surfaces of his canvases. I dare myself to paint words on the surface of my quilt.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Earth Dance, 38”X38”, 2002, $1,200



Power Patches (see www.quiltpower.com), Machine appliqué, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, fabric paint, machine quilted.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cup, 62”X72”, 1989, $4,000


Machine appliqué, fabric, thread, acrylic paint.

Monday, April 9, 2007

"Bowl", 84”X84”, 1988-, $4,000


Machine appliqué fabric, thread, acrylic paint

A container of energy.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Abundance, 64”X64”, 1990, $4,000


An Affirmation Quilt, Machine appliqué, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, buttons.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

"Elf Quilt",38”X38”, 2004, $3,500


“Elf Quilt” is one of my series of “The Quilted Portrait” or “puzzle interchange machine appliqué” quilts. This piece would look great in a children’s room or on a hospital wall.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Ed, Dave, Maxine & Kelly, 38”X38”, 2003-, $3,500


Another Quilted Portrait; machine appliqué, fabric, buttons, machine quilted.