GALLERY
"MONDRIAN INSPIRED";
about 60" X 70"; 2006 -2007
No further explanation
necessary.
This is too wonderful for
words.
 
"VILLAGE AT NIGHT:
(VAN GOGH INSPIRED)
;
51" X 61"; 2007
Accepted into the 52nd Annual Central
Washington Artists Exhibition, Yakima,
Washington     2007

There must be something about Dutch
painters that inspire interpretations in
fiber.   I'm not sure what it is, but will
post it when I figure it out.
This is also too wonderful for words.
"EARLY SPRING";
20" X 27" ; 2007
Cotton Fabrics

Gallery '76 Salon &
Sale 200
7
"DANCERS";
23" x 25";  2005 - 2006

No particular reason to dance;
they just enjoy it!
Cotton fabrics, beads, charms,
feathers; hand applique, hand
quilted.

Gallery '76 Members Show, 2006
"BREWS AND POTIONS";

28" X 29"; I have more fabric
than paint.  The background is
a photo collage of ice cubes;
the bottles, labels and caps
are fabric, glued on foam
board.  Great design, terrible
method.  I think I'll buy some
paints.

"BODYPARTS"; 38x x 48"; cotton
fabrics; hand appliqué, hand
quilted.  Notice there are no
muscles.  Beware of prescription
drugs!

Visual Arts Network Winter Studio
Tour, Wenatchee, Washington 2004
"CHANGE ALWAYS
COMES FROM THE
OUTSIDE"
; 44" x 48"; cotton
fabrics; beads & buttons for
embellishment.  Hand
appliquéd, hand quilted.  
1999.

I had foot surgery so I added
two Band-Aids. 2005.  

"TALK 'TIL SHE'S
BLUE IN THE FACE"
;
23" square; cotton fabrics,
beads & buttons.

Juried Show:  Art Quilts VII,
"Caught in the Act",
Chandler, Arizona, 2002
"1957 COFFEE HOUSE"; 50" x 60";

This quilt holds gentle singers and a replica in fabric of my Stella
Guitar, a gift I received for my 17th birthday.  At that time all I wanted
was to become a Beatnik, only I could never figure out what one
was!  
Cotton fabrics, beads and buttons.

Gallery '76 Members Show; Wenatchee, Washington, 2003

On Loan to Woods House Conservatory of Music, Wenatchee
Washington 2006 to 2010
"THE ROCK CONCERT"; 44" x 48";  

This is the best so far.  The "Diva" was inspired by the "Venus of Willendorf" (with lots
of artistic license!) and the "boys in the band" just evolved (no pun intended) from the
fabric on the worktable.  The "audience" have beaded headdresses and seem to
enjoy the performance very much.  There are interesting additional embellishments
hidden under the loincloths.  

Cotton fabrics; beads, charms, buttons and embroidery floss outlines.

Fabric of Legacies show, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2003

International Quilt Festival, "Quilts, a World of Beauty", Houston, Texas 2003  
YOW!

Winner $150 Felicia Melero Holtzinger Award for Best Use of Fabrics   
50th Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition, Yakima, Washington 2005   
 WOW!

Gallery '76 Members Show, 2006

Center on Contemporary Art Members Show 2016 Seattle, Washington   
"CIRCLE FLOWERS";
about 18" square.  Another
fabric collage.  Better than the
first one, but still doesn't
"soar".  Fabric, foam board
and glue.  Lots of glue.   A
photo of this work looks much
better than the original.  
Winter 2005.
Using the Periodic Table of the
Elements is a great way to start a
project.  The remainder of the
design just happened.  I took a few
artistic liberties and added some
music and a heartbeat.  After all, if
music isn't in the official table of
the elements, it should be.  60" X
70"; 1998  

Tom Lehrer thought so too.  
This is a smaller version.  It didn't "soar" but was
fun to make.  Lots of beads.  Heavy sucker.  All
cotton fabrics.  Hand quilted.  1999.
"Celtic Wreaths" is
another example of using
fabric and scissors to
see what happens.  60"
square; hand appliquéd,
hand quilted.  1998.
Sold October 2006
"Vincent's Flowers";
18" X 20"; hand appliqué,
hand quilted, a small
project to help the winter
pass more quickly.  2004
- 2005

Sold May 2006
Another small project;
about 23" X 30"; hand
appliqué, hand quilted,  
embroidery
embellishment.  2005

Sold May 2006
"Folk Art For Tomorrow"
about 35" X 45"; 2008

The tagging on the fences, dead
body, gun and bullet holes in the
house are so commonplace
they are becoming a part of our
folk art.   Pity.

Larson Gallery juried show 2008
"Confronting a Diagnosis";
18" X 24" (or thereabouts)   2008

This was painted in a frenzy after getting a
diagnosis of Post Polio Syndrome after
NINE
FRIKKIN' YEARS
of looking for an answer.

Gallery purchase; 2008 as example of
"Outsider Art"
APPLIQUE GARDEN   

about 70" X 80"

Original Designs; sold 2012

One of my favorite quilts.   
Finished it within about a year,
working off and on.  Machine
quilted.
More quilts....  about 60" X 70"  all hand quilted.