Natural Forces series

I’m constantly inspired by wind, weather, the curves of the hills, changing skies, dandelions dotting the meadows, ice breaking up and reforming, waves out on the ocean, wild orchids blooming, and more.  The fine art quilts in this series are my attempt to capture some of my feelings about these natural forces that affect our lives every day. These quilts are constructed with curvy lines that flow together. 

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Tidal River Improv

44 x 59”
Private collection

The view of the Mabou estuary shifts with the tides and seasons. I look out on it every day and its changes pull me along too. You can see a photo of the design process of this quilt

This quilt was made from my own hand dyed cotton fabrics and machine quilted.

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Wait an Hour and the Weather Will Change

58 x 65”
Private collection

Sun, clouds, sun, rain, sun:  one day the weather was so unpredictable that I hung the laundry on the line four times and brought it in four times. See photos of this quilt in process

This quilt was made from my own hand dyed cotton fabrics and commercial fabrics and machine quilted.

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Climbing the Meadow

50 x 53”
$2,800 CDN/US

Most of the meadows in Mabou are on hillsides, so hikers and cows have to do some climbing.  
This quilt was made from my own hand dyed cotton fabrics and machine quilted.

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Natural Forces #4

46.5 x 41”
$2,000 CDN/US

Spring is a time of new life germinating. This quilt was exhibited in Crafts National 32, University Park, Pennsylvania.  

This quilt was made from cotton fabrics embellished with paint and pastels along with comercial fabrics and was machine quilted.

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Red Sky

46 x 49”
$2,300 CDN/US

As the saying goes: “Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning.”  This quilt was made from my own hand dyed cotton fabrics and machine quilted.

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City Sky

28 x 32”
$1,000 CDN/US

The city sky never gets really dark at night but always glows with activity. 

This quilt was made from my own hand painted cotton fabrics along with comercial fabrics and machine quilted.

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Natural Forces #6 

37 X 41”
Private collection

An imaginary nightscape.

This quilt was made from hand dyed cotton fabrics (my own and others) and machine quilted.

This quilt has been sold but reproduction rights are available.  For more information click on license.

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Spirit of Trees 

36 x 47” 
Private collection

The trees’ new spring growth uncoils the energy within. 

This quilt was made from my own hand dyed cotton fabrics and machine quilted.

This quilt has been sold but reproduction rights are available.  For more information click on license.

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A Walk in the Woods 

33 x 42”
Private collection

The woods are quiet but full of life.  

This quilt was made from my own hand dyed cotton fabrics and machine quilted.

This quilt has been sold but reproduction rights are available.  For more information click on license.