Friday, December 18, 2015

Quilts, quilts and more quilts

These are recent small quilts made with scraps.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

banner of EMERGING STAR 3

40" x 80" reproduction on fabric of  EMERGING STAR 3
A church called to suggest a banner from Emerging Star 3 and after learning some new tricks on Photoshop and working with a great sign company, this is the result. I am pleased with it and so is St Elizabeth Seton in the Chicago area.

Monday, September 14, 2015

My September art opportunities


This piece is included in the Calvin show this fall "50 Alumni in 50 Years"

This work is included in the fall Celebration show at First United Methodist Church in downtown GR this fall.


This image from my series of Advent Starry Night paintings is being printed onto a large banner. I've never done this process, so I'm excited to see the results!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Another disappearing nine patch

This lap quilt is for my son Tom.

Two more Brocante quilts

These brocante pattenrs alternate with nine patch blocks. The top lap quilt is for my son Steve. The one on the bottom is for my friend, Kattie. The bottom one incorporates four friendship stars and a North Star in the center along with the nine patch blocks.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


This is a presentation I did at our church. It's a PowerPoint presentation. Click on the link:


It moves rather quickly, but you can click on the bottom of the screen to see the progress and stop and start it with the Play/Pause button on the bottom left so you can read the text. I hope you enjoy it. 


Monday, June 29, 2015

Brocante quilt

This pattern is called Brocante. I love the illusion that the  diagonal square goes behind the sunflower material. I want to do this pattern again with a more limited pallette. This lap quilt is for my daughter Angie.

Quilt repair

I'm repairing an old quilt. Above is one edge before and after the repair. The idea is to not do anything that can't be undone, so I'm sewing new cloth on top of the old. I'm doing it by hand, since the whole quilt is hand made. I see some other places where the quilt has been repaired in the past. I wonder about the maker of the quilt and the people who used it. Obviously, it was a well loved and well used item.

This is the edge before the repair.
During the repair.


Batik triangles

I made two of these for two of my favorite Saras.