Unique Quilts

Spirit of Spruce Chase – A commissioned ‘story quilt’ depicting some of the delightfully eccentric features of this historic Bee Tree Valley property, selected by its current residents, who are contributing to its playful spirit. This quilt won a ribbon from the Quilt Alliance, a national organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and sharing quilts. They did a short video about this quilt, available on YouTube. Detailed pics below. Completed June 2019, 72″ x 72″ NFS

Fibonacci Study in Blue and Orange – I bought an interesting set of gradient, hand-dyed fabrics at a quilt show years ago, and and couldn’t decide what to do with it, until I started thinking about evolution of ideas and shapes. Completed in 2018, 31″ x 39″.  On display at Arrowhead Gallery and Studios. $420

Dreamwing – Inspired by one of my favorite poems by Verna Sheard. Completed in 2018, 37″ x 29″. On display at Arrowhead Gallery and Studios. $385

Gatherings – In 2013, I was thrilled when Darcy and Doug Orr commissioned me to create a quilt for the Swannanoa Gathering, a series of music workshops held each summer on the campus of Warren Wilson College.  The quilt is displayed during concerts and other events during this wonderful event that we have been a part of for so many years.  It was a huge hit last summer at the Gathering, and I’m amazed/honored/thrilled/humbled to say it won First Place in Special Techniques at the 2014 Asheville Quilt Show, as well as the more prestigious Viewer’s Choice. SOLD


Pater Yarrow at the Swannanoa Gathering

Peter Yarrow at the Swannanoa Gathering


Swannanoa String Band, 1895 – In 2013, The Black Mountain Center for the Arts hosted a solo show of my work, in conjunction with the Swannanoa Valley Museum‘s seasonal opening. SVM’s lead exhibit was ‘Music in the Valley’ and was based on this wonderful vintage photograph:

Just for fun, I interpreted this photo in fabric, and it was the lead quilt in the gallery exhibit next door, at BMCA.  I am pleased to say it also won First Place in Art Quilt-Pictorial in the 2014 Asheville Quilt Show, and was accepted for exhibition in the American Quilters Society 2015 show in Paducah, KY. On display at Arrowhead Gallery and Studios.  $640

My Mother’s Garden – A product of an applique class at Marti’s Patchwork Cottage, and a gift for my mother’s birthday. Completed 2012. Private Collection

 Quilt for Hajime ~ In 2010 my oldest Japanese nephew came here from Japan to attend college; this quilt commemorates that journey. The symbol at the center in the town mark of his home village, Takicho.  The four kangi are his favorite proverb ” move like clouds, flow like water” (or “go with the flow”). With vintage Japanese kasuri fabric (ikat) and traditional sashiko quilting technique, this quilt is to remind Hajime of where he came from, and not to worry about where he is going. About 6 ft square. Private Collection


Crazy Frogs ~ A whimsical piece done for my nephew Utau. One detail shot below. Twin bed size. Private Collection

T-Shirt Quilts

I learned about T-shirt quilts in a class at John C. Campbell Folk School taught by Lauren Kingsland. They’re a great way to make something meaningful out of all those collectable, commemorative shirts.These first two were gifts to WNCW, 88.7 FM, the best radio station ever, celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Both of these were longarm-quilted by Angie Lamoree of Five Little Monkeys Quilting.  SOLD

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