Unique Decorative Landscape Quilts for Your Home
Most of my life has been devoted to administrative work-some 45 years now if you include my studies in high school. My interest in quilting began when my children were in school, but I didn't have the time to pursue the interest until much later. It was always in the back of my mind, however, and resurfaced when I semi-retired to Conway, New Hampshire. I began creating my own patterns and designs with my landscapes behind old windowframes. After taking a landscape class from Jo Diggs, a well-known teacher and quilter from Portland, ME-and one of my heroes-I graduated to a more sophisticated look that did not require creating a pattern first.
All of my designs are original, using the highest quality cotton fabric, mounted on acid-free museum board, then matted and framed. My landscape quilts have sold at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in North Conway, NH, Gallery 302 in Bridgton, ME, and WRENovation in Bethlehem, NH. My fabric designs include Mount Washington and Mount Chocorua in New Hampshire. Prints are created on paper or canvas at a local graphics company.
Inspiration comes in many forms, including nature itself, photographs, magazines and books. Sometimes the fabric itself dictates what it wants to become. Unable to fall asleep one evening, I gazed out my bedroom window to see an incredible sight-a full moon-the inspiration for yet another landscape quilt. Many people have commented that, from a distance, the artwork looks just like a painting. It's not until they are up close that they can see that the "painting" is actually pieces of fabric.
What is the process?
Once I have a design in mind, I take pieces of fabric from my stash (every quilter has a stash!) and cut them into the shapes I need. Then, I either appliquAÂ© or fuse the pieces of fabric down on the base fabric. The fabric landscape is sewn onto acid-free museum board, then matted and framed.
Recently, I was chosen to appear on a segment of WMUR'S Channel 9 New Hampshire Chronicle. I was very excited to tell my story of how quilting has changed my life. Not only have I found my hidden creativity, but have also found many new friends in the quilting and business world.
Another new venture for me is to have my original designs uploaded onto various products, such as decorative tiles and throw pillows, tote bags, keepsake boxes and ornaments, mugs, notecards, mousepads, personal journals, postcards, t-shirts, and framed prints. These products are available under products on this website.
- American Quilter’s Society
- Bridgton Art Guild, Bridgton, Maine
- Mount Washington Valley Art Association, Conway, New Hampshire
- Mount Washington Valley Business & Professional Women, Conway, New Hampshire
- New Hampshire Made
- Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN)
I take custom orders, meaning I can take someone's photograph and make a fabric picture out of it. For more information about this please contact me.
For more information please see my How to Order page