My interest in quilting began a few years ago when we
retired and moved to Florida. Our
retirement home was smaller than the one we previously had in Upstate New York
so I didn't have the same amount of room for the crafts in which I had been
In the past I had occasionally attended quilting classes;
you could say I was ready to go. I
started experimenting with many types of quilting trying to find a technique that
was right for me. I finally found one
that really appealed to me; hence my landscape series showing the lines and
curves found in nature. This type of off-the-wall
quilt displays a variety of abstract landscapes using a myriad of colors. After piecing, the real fun begins: adding
dimension by quilting the layers together - though traditional - but using a
free motion process. It reminds me of
drawing on the quilt with a needle and thread.
This makes for a strong visual impact for these off-the-wall quilts.
The second type of off-the-wall quilt is a contemporary
variation on a traditional quilt block known as a log cabin, a very old,
popular quilt block. Here color is the driving force behind each quilt, along
with cutting the pieces of fabric at interesting angles.
All of my pieces are one-of-a-kind. I never get tired of experimenting with the
endless combinations of vibrant colors, strong shapes, and multiple textures. That's what keeps the ideas coming and that's
what keeps it alive and exciting for me and hopefully for those who purchase my
Quilting is a passion I'm lucky to have.