Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Border Wall Down

36" x 36" x 10"   Entirely hand stitched.  On antique linen I dyed.  This piece is off to the Sebastopol Center for the Arts through early February.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Better Late Than Never

This show will be closing soon but if you are in St. Louis please swing by.  My piece Ohio 1 is on view.

Thursday, December 5, 2019


Come One, Come All!!!

2 more quilts

These are 2 quilts I made in 2-19 and somehow neglected to post.

Murano is based on a photo I took in guessed it: Murano, Italy, last year.  Tons of appliqued peeling paint and other hand stitching.   The second is a pieced quilt I painted over then appliqued a form on top of.

Escape By Moonlight

These are 3 of the 12 pieces in this subset of Incarceration my great big solo show at the Long Beach, CA, Jewish Community Center all of January.  They're 6" x 6"


I made these pieces to submit to the Art Cloth Network exhibit that begins at the Minneapolis Textile Center in April and tours for 3 years.  The first 2 were accepted.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Space Junk

I started this piece when we got back from Denmark a few years back and finally found time to put it together.    Just fun, no real commentary on how earthlings are managing to pollute the cosmos now that we have pretty despoiled Earth!  Ahem, ahem...

All invisible stitch applique.

Friday, August 9, 2019

CRACK! Santa Fe

I was mesmerized by a pebble filled rend in the pavement while walking along the street in Santa Fe, NM,  last spring.  Took photos galore and came up with one I could build on.   Here it is HIGHLY embellished and hand stitched.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Circle Action

The next Art Cloth Network challenge is to do something with the idea Full ircle.  I've been playing around.  Here's one.

Paper Chenille

Flower catalogs, etc.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

First Sunrise

Lots and lots of hand stitching on this fabric I had professionally printed.  The first photo was taken by Gloria Plascencia.

Avocado Toast

Another 3D shibori piece made by dye sublimation, tying in of more than 100 heavy duty poker ships, heating, untying, then stitching bits of hand dyed cottons into the "wells."

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sister Artist Project: Mali Heron

This lovely bird and the flowers and leaves he's surrounded by was embroidered by a woman in Mali who is being taught embroidery and other skills so that she may gain independence.  I was VERY fortunate to have the honor of creating this small  art quilt from her work.  I made the 3D needle lace leaves around the edge and sewed the border, back and sleeve on to complete the work.  It will be auctioned off in a fund raiser through the Advocicy Project in Washington, DC. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Into Africa

Sending 4 quilts off to an international exhibit this summer outside Johannesburg, South Africa.   They will tour to Europe as well over the next 2 years.  That will make 6 continents on which my work will have been shown!  Those dang penguins just haven't gotten their textile museum up and running in Antarctica!!  They promise to get that going soon after they learn to fly.  They are FIRE: Santa Rosa, Brickfielder, NightRide and Rent.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Angry Jellies

What's bugging these jellyfish???   Could it be that their mates are being trapped in plastic and other detritus that careless humans have let accumulate in the ocean?   Or is it just that they can't figure out why they are so squishy???

This is basically a painting on top of an image I designed and had printed then hand stitched and embellished.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

After the 6th Extinction

This piece is what would happen if Dr. Seuss repopulated the planet after we annihilate ourselves this go 'round.  Looking for a much better world!  Needlelace and various mixed media.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Just finishing up First Sunset

Oil paint on a canvas print, heavily stitched.    This one is about 18" x 24" a bit smaller than most of the work I've done in the last few years.  And it has a border!  Something you don't see much with art quilts.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Featured Artist

I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to be the featured artists on the Common Thread blog.     There is an amazing photo and text explanation about some of my recent work.  Please check it out and let me know what you  think. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Keys

What better way to complete a series about Incarceration than to provide the keys???  There are 12 of these.  6" squares on tiny stretcher bars.  They can be arranged in any number of configurations.  Everyone of them has an antique key in its surface, some more easily discovered than others.