Starry Nights

Beaded art quilt of night scene

2011
12″ x 12″
In private collection

Appliquéd art quilt with beading

The contemporary art quilt was inspired by the Persian quotation, When it is darkest, you can see the stars. Greg Mortensen, author of “Three Cups of Tea,” often refers to this quote when discussing the hundreds of schools he has helped communities build in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Starry Nights, detail

Rice Fields

Foot square landscape art quilt near Kyoto, Japan

2009
12″ x 12″
SAQA auction donation

Hand dyed cotton art quilt, pieced, machine quilting and embellishment.

This art quilt is a representational rendition of some rice fields near Kyoto. Adapted from a photo taken on a trip to the area. 

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Rice Fields, detail

Journey

Foot square art quilt of women traveling in India2009
12″ x 12″
SAQA Auction Donation

Contemporary art quilt using piecing, appliqué, and machine quilting.

Created from memories of southwestern India of women in brightly colored garb walking in groups in crowded streets.