I have made a few small quilts. I won't dare call them art quilts. But at first I was bold enough to enter an "art quilt" into a quilt show. Apart from the border, the judge game me high scores; that was encouraging. I had copied pictures from my childhood, flower fairies, and I gave it a modern twist with a huge Marimekko flower.
I tried my hand on 'using found objects' on a tiny hand quilted fall quilt. The quilt I eventually named "Fall" was one with Isaac Newton watching the apple - in this case a button - fall from the famous apple tree. ( I can't help inserting a picture of the real apple tree, which we saw this summer,when visiting Newton's home)
Making that tree got me started making pictures - not quilts - using silk screening. I must admit that it has kept me away from quilting for some years. I have had several exhibitions of these pictures and sold many. I also experimented with marbling on fabric and made a quilt with the marbled fabric.
|My first "Fall" quilt.|
|The tree is silk screened|
|The apple tree in the orchard at Newton's home in England.|
|A collection of my pictures all done after I first discovered screen printing.|
|Twin among kings; size is relative|
|The Birmingham Quilters Guild send five quilts to this huge quilt exhibition every year.|
|I discovered how to make marbled fabric. So much fun.|
|More quilts to come, when I make some more fabric for them.|
|For those, who visit Paducah for the quilt show, I hope this bread shop is still in business.|
|I have my own trademark.|
|Happy Halloween 2007|