This quilt was a Christmas order for a Chicago Bulls fan.
Dimensions: 60" x 90"
Type Of Medium: quilt
About the artist
Quilts were part of her family’s heritage with many treasured antiques created by her great-grand-mother so it was natural for her to take up quilting twenty years ago. Participating in quilt competitions in quilt stores provided an opportunity to stretch her creatively. She took all the technique courses offered including machine quilting, rotary cutting and machine applique. Being exposed to additional art forms by taking courses such as pottery, jewellery, watercolour basics, quilting at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts, provided the inspiration to move beyond the traditional style of quilting. One instructor, Elaine Quehl, was the catalyst for trying art quilts and learning to dye her own fabrics. Being able to create the right value of a colour enhances the look of the quilts. With knowledge learned from workshops taken at various quilt shops in Ontario, she also began to take orders for Custom Memory quilts. Each custom quilt is unique and created based on the customer’s vision and memories that the clothes evoke. Taking a course in machine embroidery taught by Sylvia Nettle has made her more selective about the use of threads in her work. Inspiration comes from different magazines such as Modern Quilt, Art Quilts, Machine Quilts and Arabella as well as her son’s photography. She has taught traditional quilting in her home for about 15 years. After taking classes for traditional stained glass at Haliburton School of Fine Arts, she began creating sun catchers, 3-d boxes and mosaics. In her desire to create mosaics to use up some of her glass supplies, she went to buy additional materials and saw a variety of fused stained glass projects at a store in Barrie. Taking a jewellery class using fused stained glass inspired her to use the same process to make serving dishes and works of art. Discovering warm glass was inspiring! Learning how to use mica powders added new possibilities for large and small projects. Although she has been asked to teach stained glass classes, she has decided to wait until retirement. Due to her creative energies, she never runs out of ideas and can express them through different mediums. She is currently selling fused stained glass items that are different shapes and colours as well as quilted items (i.e. lap quilts, wall hangings, table runners, etc.). She also take orders for custom memory quilts. If you are interested in obtaining a brochure about the memory quilts, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will mail one to you.