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Log Cabin Quilt, Courthouse Steps Variation
Machine-pieced, hand-quilted, hand-dyed cotton fabrics with fiber-reactive dyes, and cotton batting. 40” x 40”, 101.6 cm x 101.6 cm
Cotton fabrics and cotton batting. Machine- and hand-pieced, hand-quilted. This quilt received a ribbon at the Santa Cruz County Fair, Watsonville, CA. 48” x 48”, 121.92 x 121.92 cm
Sampler Quilt (detail)
Scrap Quilt Number One, or Rulers (and Rules) Were Made to be Broken
Inspired by traditional African-American quilting, no rulers or rotary cutter were used and no new fabrics were purchased to make this quilt, with the exception of the backing fabric and batting. Cotton quilter’s fabrics, recycled apparel fabrics including corduroy, velveteen, and flannel; heavy-weight cotton batting. Machine-pieced, hand- and machine-quilted. 75” x 79”, 190.5 cm x 200.66 cm
Hand-dyed cotton/spandex yarn and fiber-reactive dyes.
Ocean Blues Hand-Knitted Socks
Hand-knitted using hand-dyed cotton/spandex yarn dyed with fiber-reactive dyes.
Purples and Charcoal Cell Phone Case
Hand-knitted using hand-dyed cotton/spandex yarn and fiber-reactive dyes.
Elizabethan Coif (in progress)
Cotton embroidery floss and linen fabric. Hand embroidered. Pattern: Lisette Coif by Laura Mellin for Reconstructing History.
Needle-woven Tapestry. Media: Cotton and wool yarn.
Cotton and wool yarn.
Earth Day Banner
Constructed from collected antique and vintage textiles: Hand-painted habotai silk and silk crêpe de Chine, Panamanian reverse appliqué mola from the San Blas Islands, nineteenth-century American “crazy” quilt scraps, twentieth-century African batik, Chinese silk embroidery, metallic Indian saree fabric trim, on a Guatemalan randa (skirt) foundation fabric. Hand-pieced and appliquéd for Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church of Woodland, CA.
Batik and Corduroy Shopping Bag
Cotton quilter’s batik fabric and purple cotton corduroy, with cotton canvas interlining. Machine stitched.