Our neighbors developed a relationship with a doe and her two fawns. Every evening, Monty would go out to the bayou and wait for her to show up with her little fawns. He would call to her and she would approach and eat the corn he scattered on the ground. This quilt was my Christmas gift to them, made from a pattern by McKenna Ryan.
This quilt was made in honor of Gary Yepsen’s ordination using the liturgical colors for the different seasons. It was sandwiched and tied by the ladies of Martha’s Quilters and presented to Gary on December 7, 2016.
Here’s a picture of the new dust cover for my Bernina.
This quilt was appliquéd and machine quilted on my Bernina 153. It was part of a collection of quilts in the book “Sideways Spirals” by Renee Merrill, published in July 2016. It was also juried into the Sacred Threads exhibit in 2017 under the category “Brotherhood”.
This quilt was inspired by a workshop with Laura Murray. In it we learned how to use Shiva oil paint sticks and rubbing plates to create designs on fabric. The designs were then cut apart, rotated and stacked to make large blocks. For this quilt I set the blocks on point and using a buttonhole stitch, hand appliquéd them to the background fabric. I machine stitched all the raw edges down and quilted feathers between the blocks. The binding is a black Kona cotton cut on the bias, the corners were rounded to emphasize the curves in the quilting.
Free motion feather quilting
Shiva paint stick block
This quilt was made by Martha’s Quilters using a pattern published by Paper Panache. It was paper pieced by a team of 6 women over a period of 6 weeks. It was auctioned at the church Fall Festival for a price of $2200. It was the most money we have ever made on a group quilt.