Saturday, December 22, 2018

Frederick Wilhelm

The same photo of my great grandfather but printed on chiffon and distressed to show the fabric underneath.

Personal printed image on chiffon, lace, 
upholstry fabric, machine stitched
33" H x 28" W
November 2018


Fred W

My great grandfatherFrederick Wilhelm. He emigrated from Germany at the age of 11.

Personal printed image on cotton, whole cloth, lace, colored pencil, machine stitched
34" H x 8" W
December 2018


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Kitchen Conversation

Personal image, rick-rack, button, commercial fabric, machine stitched
70" H x 53" W
June 2018

A quilt based on the song The Times They are A Changin. The statement is about how communication has evolved greatly since the 50's. not necessarily for the better. The best conversations are in the kitchen with your mom!

Rosie II

Personal image printed on chiffon, commercial fabric, machine stitched
49" H x 30" W
August 2018


Another experiment with printing on chiffon. Rosie was my paint horse. A chubby mare with a personality, if she got tired of you she would roll her shoulder and tip you off. She never pulled it on me but I watched her do it to her new owners a couple of times.


Personal image on chiffon, commercial fabrics, machine stitched
33.25" H x 21" W
July 2018


My mom Bea when she was pregnant with my oldest brother Bill. Another print on chiffon. I love her smile.

Joe in the Roses

Personal image on chiffon, commercial fabrics, machine stitched
51.5" H x 26" W
June 2018


My appaloosa horse High Hand Joe. Great photo of him, he really taught me how to show a horse so I have a soft spot for him in my heart. I had this printed on chiffon and added the commercial fabrics underneath. Lots of stitching and it is a stunner. People ask, how did you do that?

Turning the Third

Personal printed image machine stitched
59" H x 49" W
August 2018

Juried into Quilt National 2019

This is a photo I took in the mid seventies, I always liked the yin and yang of the blurred rider and the stationary barrel. The effect of the shattered image and concentric stitching adds to the effect.