A global pandemic and breast cancer didn't keep me from making art quilts! I did make fewer than in years past, but I'm really pleased with this collection. You can see my 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 collections too.
Planted Perception, 20x20
I created this art quilt collage for a particular call for entry. It was not accepted, but it got my year started off strong. I like it more now than I did when I finished it. I blogged about the process here.
This was my contribution to the Spotlight Auction that is part of Studio Art Quilt Associates annual conference. I'm delighted it raised $250 for our organization.
This is the second in a series of ladders in abstracted block compositions. I leaned way into odd color combinations and unexpected elements like beetles and sushi. This quilt won first place at the Visual Arts Society of Texas member show.
untitled (or I can't remember the title), 12x12"
This vessel was made to be included in a selection of 12x12" works by artists accepted into Art Quilt Elements 2020. I sent it off in late February and then, of course, the show was postponed.
Another in my series of 40x40" linear landscapes.
Boundless and Bare, 40x40
This is my quarantine quilt. Like many artists, I worked through thoughts and feelings by making art.
This could be called my breast cancer quilt. The ideas and feelings implied here are not obvious, but I know they're there.
Across and Through, 12x12
This was my contributions to Studio Art Quilt Associates annual Benefit Auction. I am delighted it raised $1000 for our organization.
After making several quilts for specific calls for entry and to specific sizes, I gave myself permission to just put some fabrics, shapes and stitching together with no parameters. This piece won second place at the Visual Art Society of Texas 175-Mile exhibition in December.
Inspired by a painting I saw at the Dallas Museum of Art, I loved exploring this color palette in a blocky, abstracted landscape.
Moon Meadow, 9.5 x 28"
This long skinny quilt was created as my submission to the annual Art on the Plaza competition.
Lisa Ellis commissioned me to make this art quilt collage. You can watch me talk about ladders -- and the idea of a ladder factory -- here.
Hillside Woods, 40x40"
This is another in my tree lines series. It was in various stages of development over several months until I decided to get it under the needle and finish it to give my mom for Christmas.
Thirteen original art quilts! A good year!