"Hellebore 1- Renewal” represents the lovely Hellebore plant by our front walkway which blooms in Feb or March when all other plants are still dormant. This hopeful plant uplifts our spirits. The cycle of the plants’ life is detailed on this piece.” Hellebore 1- Renewal “was shown at Sacred Threads in Herndon, VA in 2017 and is now traveling with the Sacred Threads travel show to many venues around the country.
Lady Slipper Orchids
This small nature study was one of my first “Impressionist“ style quilts. It shows the deep greens of the Hackmatack pines and the surprising joy of the small bright Lady Slipper Orchids.
Are the Grapes Ready?
This Quilt is of the vineyard on my parents’ farm in Easton, MD. There are ripening grapes on the vines, with large crates ready for the harvest. The red brick barn is next to the vineyard. An antique piece of silk from my Grandfather’s dance card from Cornell University in 1912 is included in the bricks! Creating the three dimensional grapes along the border was quite a fun challenge. This Quilt has travelled extensively among Virginia wineries with the “Vinescapes” show from FiberArtists@LooseEnds.
This piece was created for the Virginia Tech Carillon School of Medicine in Feb 2014. It shows muscle fibers being innervated by 1 axon after heavy competition. Green and pink axons fight for synaptic site, labeled in blue. Jellyfish proteins are used as highlighters.
Made from French Provincial fabrics.
This fish is part of a series about fly fishing. My Dad, brothers and nephews are avid fishermen. I love the challenge of creating the look of fish scales and the runs of color that flow over the fish’s body.