Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Here are some of the quilts I have made. Some of them are quilts that were a group effort. I belong to a group of 8 women who originally got together to sew when one of us decided we would like to try making miniature quilts. If it hadn't been for this group called "Twisted Stitchers", I never would have tried to make a miniature.

This is GRACE. It is 12" square. It is made up of hand dyed fabrics and batiks with hand sewn Austrian Crystals. The block is called "Endless Chain" and it is 1/2 inch finished. It won first place in miniature quilts at 2006 Road to California and was juried into the 2007 American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, KY. It won a first place in my guilds show this year. I only entered it in these shows. Houston turned me down, and I decided to save my money the next year. Maybe someday.
This is a quilt that I made for my friend for her birthday. It is 12" square.
This is my most recent quilt. It was a classroom project with Jan Krentz. I was the only one making a miniature version. It is 14" square
This is my second miniature. It is called "There and Back Again. I was inspired by the pineapple quilts made by Jane Hall. It was juried into the AQS show in Paducah in 2006. It got an honorable mention in the NQA show a couple of months later. After that, I had the honor of seeing it hang as part of the permanent "OH WOW" Miniature Quilt Collection at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. Considering the outstanding quilts in that collection, I am humbled to have a quilt that I made be a part of it. I think it is 13" square
This is a log cabin applique quilt that I designed, and my friends and I made for another friend in our Twisted Stitcher, miniature quilting group. This one is about 16" square
This is a string pieced 'Crossed Canoes" quilt that we made for a birthday
This is a Storm at Sea made for our friend's birthday
Another friend got this Log Cabin
This quilt above is my first attempt at a miniature quilt. It is called "A Busy Day at JFK". Everything was going well until I sprayed the blue quilt marking pen, and a bunch of the hand dyed fabrics ran. What a heart breaker. I ended up soaking it in oxyclean, and it looks presentable enough to hang in my studio. I may try it again someday. It is about 20" square
This is an applique pinwheel quilt that my group made for another member's birthday. it is all hand dyes, and I did the applique. Each entire pinwheel is 2", so each hst is 1"

This quilt is one that my group made for our guild's quilt auction. Each autograph block is 2"we put a little pocket on the back to hold a pigma pen so that it is always ready for someone to sign.


  1. I love all your miniatures. I use to make them but I came down with MS so I am having to learn all over again. The smallest I have ever done is a 6" x 6" Lone Star, after that I was hooked. But I will learn it again one day, I'm not giving up.

  2. I belong to a mini group here in So.Orange County, So. CA... I will be watching for your new BLOG! Very nice quilts you have shown here.