From Chaos

From Chaos
Both my grandmothers were quilters so I was familiar with traditional quilting. Even stitched together a couple patchwork tops but I hated what I felt were restrictions in traditional quilting. So while I loved the idea of quilting, I easily lost interest in using traditional quilting and stitching methods.

When I was living in Carrboro, NC in the early 1990’s, I was first introduced to improvisational quilting by Sherri Lynn Woods. who was selling her beautiful quilts at the local Farmers’ Market. I took a class and was hooked! My first improv quilted wall hanging is The Red Tassel. (Check out my Black|White Gallery.)

Attached is a photo of my seventh Black|White improv wall hanging still in progress. If you look closely, you will see bits and pieces left over from that class. There are also some blocks from that class in my Aboriginal Sampler(also in my Black|White Gallery).

I love the high contrast of black and white and have collected a stash of black and white fabrics over the years. Stay tuned for more Black|White creations!

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Pears in pen and ink

Black|White Pears in pen and ink
Black|White Pears in pen and ink

Pears – each so unique – shape, color, texture, the way the stem turns,  the lean as it sits on the table; all the reasons for my choice in using this motif for pen and ink expressions.  Here is a collection of designs I used to create unique cards, and other products for my Zazzle shop.

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