My young friend Lin-Z had never made a quilt. She’d never used a sewing machine or an iron. But she likes doing art projects, so a quilt seemed like a perfect project while she and her family were visiting us for a week.
Lin-Z likes butterflies and monkeys, and she chose a monkey as the subject of her quilt. She started by drawing the monkey on a piece of freezer paper (here’s the first draft). Then she labeled and cut out all the pieces. Continue reading
About a week ago I was featured on the AAQI blog after Ami Simms asked me about the artist’s statements for my recent donation quilts. Here’s what I wrote:
Here’s a bit of the reason I make quilts for AAQI. Both my parents died from Alzheimer’s disease, my father in 2004 and my mother in 2006. Continue reading
Two of my quilts, Daylily #2 and Fireworks, are in the July AAQI auction.
Fireworks was inspired by some journal entries by my mother, Marion , written in 1937 when she was 14 years old.