19″ x 23″ 2017 I initially created this quilt for an appearance on Quilting Arts Television. I wanted to demonstrate that you can incorporate beautiful digital panels into your landscape quilts with other landscape fabrics to create a very pleasing quilt. I included extensive free motion embroidery to add texture and dimension to this quilt.
Creating landscape quilts including mountains is so much fun and easier than you think!
19″ x 15″ 2020 Photograph by Dan Neil, used with his permission I created this stunning, realistic quilt from a digital image that I sent to Spoonflower to have enlarged and printed on organic cotton sateen fabric. I sandwiched the quilt and quilted it with Maderia’s Monofil Invisible clear and smoke-colored threads. Instead of a […]
Reflections of Frenchman’s Mountain in the Wetlands
23″ x 27″ 2020 From the collection of Barby and Donald G Becker Frenchman’s Mountain is located near Las Vegas, NV. My daughter-in-law, Barby, enjoys looking at the mountain so I created this especially for her and my stepson, Don Becker Jr. After researching the area, I discovered that there is a wetlands located under […]
The Smoky Mountains
17″ x 23″ 2020 This quilt is a study in values and scales. I created it for inclusion in my new book, Beautiful Landscape Quilts. It is based on a memory when I taught in North Carolina. I used primarily Northcott Fabrics Stonehenge Gradations Ombre fabrics and a lush forest print by Elizabeth’s Studio.
A Winter’s Night
June, 2019 33″ x 29″ Created with raw-edge applique. Manipulated a Japanese forest print and included an ombre fabric, painting, and rhinestones
Mt. Rainier Reflecting in Tipsoo Lake
I designed and created this quilt specifically for the cover of a quilting novel I have written. Cross your fingers for me and maybe I will find a publisher soon! I painted the sky fabric with textile paints and also enhanced the water fabric with textile paints and wax pastels. I used my slick method […]
Dryer Lint, Etc.
18″ x 18″ 2008 Have you ever wanted to create a unique quilt, just for the heck of it…..This is a “green” quilt, using an extensive collection of dryer lint collected by myself and many of my quilting friends. Most of the quilt, excluding the sky, is made up of dryer lint, overlays of Angelina, […]
Doorway to Heaven’s Gates
55″ x 42″ March 2007 Inspired by a calendar by Douglas Leighton, with his permission This quilt was made as a sample for a workshop I taught at Quilt Art in the Rockies in 2007. This quilt was inspired by Douglas Leighton’s amazing photography of the Banff, Alberta, Canada area. I incorporated ultra-suede for the […]
Moods of Summer
44″ x 43″ Summer 2005 Here’s another case when fabrics seem to dictate a new quilt – A lover of SkyDye hand-painted fabric by Mickey Lawler, I had a delightful yellow and lavender piece on hand. When McKenna Ryan designed her wonderful line with reflections of trees, I knew the two fabrics were meant to […]
Twilight at Paradise
24″ x 28″ 2002 Inspired by a watercolor painting by William Winden, with his permission, Twilight at Paradise reinforces my continued infatuation with Mt. Rainier. Twinkling stars in the sky are actually “hot-stones” set on a commercial sky fabric that I over-painted with textile paints. The rock formations on the mountain are actually dryer lint […]
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes unto the Hills
66″ x 47″ By Joyce R. Becker From the collection of the Silverdale Lutheran Church, Silverdale, WA This three-dimensional piece incorporates a myriad of surface design techniques including; bonding, fusing, overlays with tulle and polyester organza, stamping, extensive thread work, machine embroidery, dye and textile painting and machine quilting. Commissioned to create a piece incorporating […]
Cabin in the Woods
Here’s another sample I designed for RJR Fabrics using the Dan Morris line. The hardest part was making all of those pesky trees! Click to view detail image larger: Save
Panes of Winter
31″ x 31″ Fall 1999 This quilt was made as a “Challenge Quilt” for the Evergreen Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s annual show. The challenge was to use only gray, white, and black fabrics – with just a “touch” of red. I won First Place and Viewer’s Choice with this piece. I used many techniques including: textile […]