I dye all the fabrics I use in my quilts. In this gallery, you'll see pictures of some of my quilts. To see the whole quilt and find out more about each one, click on the image below. Scroll down if the text doesn't show up. Enjoy!
Leaves are one of my favorite themes. You'll see them in many of my quilts.
Breathing is a good metaphor for the give and take of life. More specifically, I’ve long thought that my in-breath is the time I spend alone, especially when I’m working on textiles, while the out-breath is my professional life as a teacher. I give as much as I can every day to my students, and then I retreat to refill with swimming, dyeing, quilting. It’s the yin and yang of life, the public and private.
I made these fabrics in a class I took with Jan Myers-Newbury. What a great teacher and artist!
When I teach students to dye, I show them, step by step, how I make the cloth. This quilt shows the final product after I've dyed, redyed, discharged and printed on the cloth.
The Eyes Have It
I donated this little quilt to the Rising Star Scholarship, supporting non-trad students, at Weber State.
What If ?
These days, I write on my quilts, combining my love of text and textile.
At the End
This is one of a pair of quilts I donated to the annual silent auction for Ogden's Nature Center.
I made this quilt for my brother after my parents' died. I've inscribed significant dates on the quilt.
I learned to dye the specific colors I want from Carol Soderlund. I've been blessed with amazing teachers.
At the Beginning
How I imagine the world beginning.
Give and Take Quote Quilt
This quilt has two pockets: The bottom pocket invites the viewer to “Take one of my favorite quotes,” while the top pocket invites the viewer to give me a quote. I’ve written my quotes on strips of my dyed fabric. The bottom pocket contains strips of blank card stock and a sharpie pen so people can leave their words for me. This quilt is an opportunity for me to give away two things of great value to me: hand-dyed fabrics and words.
I made this queen sized quilt while working with Jane Dunnewold -- what an inspirational teacher!
This queen sized quilt is composed of fabric printed through the deconstructed screen printing method that I learned from Kerr Grabowski. She's a great teacher.
You Are Here
The words slide out of sight. It's so hard for us to stay in the present moment.
This queen sized quilt is hanging in Weber State's library.
My Mother's Medication
My mother had a panoply of medical problems. She had Parkinson’s, a slow growing breast cancer, high blood pressure, depression and insomnia. There was a pill for each of those, and sometimes a variety of pills that had to be taken several times a day. Of all her disabilities, deafness was the one she struggled with most, and ironically, there’s no pill for that.
The Geese Get Away
The first hand-dyed quilt I ever made.
Western Trees: pines and junipers
I printed images of these leaves from a Dover book: a tribute to the South West where I live. I love this landscape.