33″ x 38″ 2020 Creating this design helped calm me down during a stressful period in my life. I used textile paints on cotton sateen fabric to paint the sky, water, and sand. The palm tree was originally green, but I transformed it with Prismacolor Artist pencils.
Creating landscape wall hangings featuring seascapes is one of my favorite genres. As a fiber artist and landscape quilt artist, I often include other mediums, such as overlays of tulle.
Photo courtesy of Shawn P. Becker.
25″ x 27″ 2020 Nightglow in Hawaii celebrates my love of Hawaii and the Aloha spirit. I pictured this scene in my mind as darkness fell in an unpopulated Hawaii of yesteryear.
43″ x 49″ 2020 Constructed & Quilted by Jan Nield Panel designed by Deborah Edwards & Melanie Samra for Northcott Fabrics. This quilt shows how you can incorporate panels into your landscape quilts.
50″ x 52″ Summer 2000 This is my husband’s favorite quilt and one of my favorites as well. I created the sky with fabrics I hand-dyed and then married together with extensive threadwork. I designed the lighthouse and used organza over the light and soutache for the black trim. I hand-painted the commercial lighthouse a […]
52” x 36” Summer 2001 This piece was inspired by a photograph on a greeting card I purchased in New Zealand. The gifted photographer, Fay Looney, gave me permission to recreate her image using textiles. To see more of Fay’s stunning photographs, visit her website. My challenge was to recreate this photograph using only fabrics […]
December, 2016 My stepson, Mike Simmons, sent me a beautiful photograph he took on a trip with us to Bellows Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. It was so gorgeous, I sent the image to Spoonflower and had it enlarged and printed on a silk fabric. I added extensive machine embroidery to the quilt top and machine quilted […]
I used a photograph I took of Bellows Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, printed it on computer ready fabric and embellished it with Angelina, machine embroidery, and machine quilting. Original photo by Joyce R. Becker: Save
18″ x 18″ March 2000 This quilt was inspired by a photograph I took when visiting La Jolla, CA and painted when I attended a workshop with Vicki Johnson. P.S. This little quilt disappeared when I taught at the Quilting Symposium in New Zealand. Please contact me if it should resurface. Click to view detail […]
From the collection of Mr. J. W. Burgreen, my father, gifted to him on his 80th birthday I used Cindy Walter’s Snippet Sensation techniques to create this quilt. My father loves lighthouses so I decided to make this quilt using the Heceta Head lighthouse in Oregon as my inspiration. Cindy Walter included this quilt in […]
30″ x 15″ Fall 2003 This original piece was created for the Gig Harbor Quilt Festival Breast Cancer Awareness Auction. Proceeds from the auction went to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Washington State Chapter of Casting for Recover, and the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Tacoma. The theme for the auction was […]
15″ x 13.5″ Summer 2003 While in New Zealand teaching at Symposium, my husband and I did some sightseeing. When we came across an incredible “black” beach, I pulled out my digital camera and took a few photographs. I printed one of the photographs directly onto a sheet of computer ready fabric, following the instructions […]
44” x 42″ February 2004 Each year, my husband and I take an annual vacation to Hawaii. We scrimp and save our vacation money all year long so that we can bask in the sun and frolic in the waters of this tropical paradise. Aloha Spirit pays homage to this glorious, magical, beautiful place and […]
30″ x 25″ Spring 2004 Sometimes, fabrics just speak to you. Old World Charm was inspired by a line of fabric by Fabri-Quilt, Renoir’s Village. Using six fabrics from the Renoir’s Village line, plus a sky fabric, my task was to create a quilt of the impressionistic era without the sharp edges of a realistic […]
36″ x 36″ January 2008 From the Collection of Pat and Len Tobin Tropical Adventure was created as a workshop sample for a Panama Canal Quilting Cruise. This quilt was really fun to design and execute and includes some dynamite fabrics. I shopped for tropical prints while in Hawaii and once I found the water […]