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First Two, Then Four, Now Two Again
42" x 42"
Completed in 2000
   This quilt was made for my husband Walt.  It starts in the
middle with a blue (our favorite color) two strand design;
he's the darker blue surrounding and  protecting me but
never smothering me. This is surrounded by a circle
representing our wedding vows. The next area has two new
fabrics, one for each of our daughters.  The border repeats
the first two fabrics because we're "empty nesters", but the
border  breaks into the family area because we'll always be
family.  It is heavily quilted and hidden in the quilting are
names, places, and dates that are important to us.

This piece was juried into the 2003
Sacred Threads exhibit.
Pyrotechnics
also know as
Farmer's Fancy
72" x 72"
Completed in 2000
   This quilt was inspired by quilts documented
during the West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search.  
The quilts were documented in the south east
part of the  state and the pattern appeared to be
unpublished. It was a challenge to draft it
(Quilt-Pro), and pure joy to make it.  It has done
well in competitions and has been featured in
several publications.
    As many of my larger quilts, it was quilted in
separate sections on my domestic machine and
then joined.
Sunburst
74" x 90"
Completed in 2006
These are just some of my favorite quilts.
Rose of Sharon
84" x 96"
Completed in 1998
Wedding Rings for Mavis and CJ
92" x 103"
Completed 2009
      Every good and perfect gift is from above.
                                     
                         James 1:17
   In praise and thanksgiving for two daughters who, in
spite of a difficult start in life, are truly miracles and special
blessings.  In praise and thanksgiving for our wonderful
piece of this green earth which is home to “our tree”, a blue
beech or muscle wood (
Carpinus americanus).
   Work was started in Designing from Nature class with
Ruth B. McDowell, Museum of the American Quilter’s
Society, Paducah KY, November 7 - 11, 2006,  Shannon-
Ross Fund Scholarship recipient.

This piece was juried into the 2009
Sacred Threads exhibit.
Sisters
27" x 36"
Completed 2007
The Celtic Collection
45" x 45"
Completed 2008
   This piece is a “collection” of several different types of
Celtic design and features  key (also called fret, step, or
maze), spirals, triskel, zoomorph, and interlaced designs.
Also included are a Celtic cross and St. Bridget’s cross.
   All the designs were drafted in Quilt-Pro (started
October 2003).  The piece was completed in May, 2008.  
Techniques include machine appliqué and machine
quilting with cotton fabrics, wool batting and cotton and
nylon threads.
Baskets and Buds
45" x 45"
Completed 2006
   All the fabric for the top is wool, some of which is hand
dyed.  The layout  was inspired by the “Fence Row” setting  
documented during West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search. It
was drafted and designed in Quilt-Pro.
   This quilt was made for our older daughter, Kara, for
her marriage to Matt Ladd.  It was one of my first quilts
to be juried into the AQS Paducah show and received
an award at the Husqvarna convention.

   This is “A Work of Heart”. The appliqué, trapunto,
and quilting designs are all based on hearts.  The
patterns, layout, and quilting designs were drafted on
the computer (Quilt-Pro software).  The quilt was
constructed using machine appliqué, machine
trapunto, and machine quilting.
   This quilt was made for our younger daughter, Mavis,
for her marriage to CJ Strakal.  Mavis' request was for
"something traditional, like Double Wedding Ring, but
something contemporary, like made in batiks".  She
carried and  decorated with sunflowers.

   The ring templates, appliqué shapes and quilting
motifs  were all drafted in  Quilt-Pro.  It is machine
appliquéd and quilted. I constructed and quilted it
(domestic machine) in three sections.  It was juried into
two AQS shows and has received several ribbons  in
regional shows (Best of Show, West Virginia Quilters,
Inc. Quilt Festival 2010).
   This quilt was inspired by a quilt documented during the
West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search and which resides at
Pearl S. Buck  Birthplace in Hillsboro WV.  Records indicate
the  maker was part of the Buck family.
   The block, layout and quilting motifs were all drafted in
Quilt-Pro.  It is machine pieced  and quilted. I constructed
and quilted it (domestic machine) in three sections.  It has  
received several ribbons  in regional shows (Best of Show,
West Virginia Quilters, Inc. Quilt Festival 2006).