Summer 2010 A long time in creation, this design was “in my head” for years before I had the time to actually design it. The incredible hand-dyed fabric by Judy Robertson for the sky was actually the inspiration for this design because the influence of the sun in the upper left corner inspired me to […]
My pictorial and stitched landscape quilts run the gambit from serene scenes to panoramic frosty landscapes. My designs are free-motion stitched, raw-edge landscape quilts. Each of my landscape quilt books gives you insight into the techniques used for creation.
Photo by Mike Simmons - Simmons Video Productions
44″ x 40″ Winter 2001 The techniques I used in this quilt include: textile painting, sponging, three dimensional leaves, reverse thread-painting and machine embroidery. The background fabric is hand-dyed by Judy Robertson with additional sponging done by me. Click to view detail image larger: Save
67” x 43” March, 2002 Inspired by a beautiful photograph by Willard Clay, with his permission. This quilt is my favorite and creating it was pure joy. I used a Mickey Lawler SkyDyes fabric for the background sky, a wonderful commercial fabric for the trees and fence and created the barn fabric with textile paints. […]
28″ x 27″ Fall 2003 From the collection of Red Rooster Fabrics This quilt features many Red Rooster Fabrics and is now in their collection of quilts. I enjoyed playing with overlays of organza and net in the background over the fall foliage and painting with Tsukineko All Purpose inks to make the large tree […]
27″ x 30″ From the collection of the Shawn Becker family Winter 2004 This quilt killed two birds with one stone, so to speak. I was asked by the Tsukineko Company to create a quilt showcasing their amazing products – and then I recorded a DVD for them demonstrating how to use their products including: […]
I designed this quilt using a Dan Morris line for RJR Fabrics as a sample for Quilt Market in Houston, TX. I love the cows and chickens! Click to view detail image larger:
Ever since I saw Laura Heine’s cool animal collage quilts, I’ve wanted to try one of my own. I decided I wanted to put a different slant on my goat so I placed it in a whimsical landscape rather than a realistic landscape. I traced my enlarged drawing on Pattern Ease, as Laura suggests, and […]
I created this design for a special exhibit and auction for the Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters Quilt Fest. I planned on bidding on it for family who live near the mesas in Grand Junction, Colorado, but alas, my computer froze during the bidding process! DARN!
24″ x 36″ December 2007 This quilt was created for an invitational Living Colour traveling exhibit for the Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters. I created this quit using a digital image by my friend, Dan Neil, with his permission. Using Adobe Photoshop, I enhanced the photograph and printed it poster size onto sixteen computer ready […]
30″ x 30″ Asked to submit a quilt for consideration for a book with C&T Publishing, featuring innovative fabric imagery, I created Clover Lake. I am proud that this quilt is included in the book, Innovative Fabric Imagery – A Digital Exploration in Quilting by Cyndy Lyle Rymer and Lynn Koolish. It was featured in […]