Dog Portraits

“Ebou” is a commissioned quilt completed in early 2013. It’s about 2′ by 3′, and  incorporates machine piecing, hand applique and embroidery, and hand quilting. Original photo below.Photo:


“Now Go and Play”, a memorial quilt for my friend Ali, who lost her black lab Jasmine in the fall of 2011.  In this quilt, Jasmine is urging her best friend Owen, one of Ali’s two other dogs, to go and play with all the other dogs who frequent the Ridgecrest Conference Center, where Ali and I hike regularly. About 2′ by 3′, this quilt incorporates machine piecing, extensive hand applique and embroidery, machine embroidery, reverse applique, and hand quilting.

a quilt for Jasmine

Oscar’s Swimming Hole, Graybeard Trail, Montreat NC ~ This is a portrait of my friend David’s Plott hound Oscar, aka ‘Tuddi’, completed in 2010. My first serious dog quilt. About 3 feet by 4 feet. Original photo below.    This quilt won a Merit Award for Most Appealing Animal Imagery at the 2011 Asheville Quilt Show.


Toby and George ~ I started this as a crazy quilt to use up a bunch of leftover scraps, and it evolved into a portrait of my dog Toby and his much larger best friend George. First, and only, foray into machine embroidery. Small, only about 2 feet by 3 feet. Original photo below.



Toby-in-the-Grass. A little quilt, just for fun, using the ‘faces’ technique I learned at John C. Campbell Folk School from Marilyn Wall.

Toby-in-the-Window. My first dog portrait, of my favorite subject, in his favorite location.


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