My quilts are an expression of my love and respect for the time-honored traditions of American quiltmakers, both past and present. I create small one-of-a-kind patchwork quilts in my own unique style, which I call “celebration” style. Whether featuring a single quilt block, multiple same blocks, or a combination of different blocks, my quilts are designed to celebrate not only the simplicity and beauty of traditional quilts, but also the heartfelt comforts and pleasures of life. Mother Nature’s seasons, treasured homes, dear friends, loved ones, and patriotic pride are just a few of the things I celebrate through my quilts.
The techniques applied in making my small quilts are the same as those applied in making full sized quilts, from the fabric cutting to the piecing, quilting and binding. From the vast selection of quilting fabrics available today, I choose those with warm, earthtone colors reminiscent of the look and feel of antique quilt fabrics. All the fabric, batting and thread used in my quilts are 100% cotton.
All my quilts are lovingly hand quilted. I use plain and simple quilt stitches, at times purposely making them larger to accentuate the block design and to add visual interest to the quilt. I often times add small accent buttons to a quilt, always being mindful of not overwhelming the quilt itself. Basting of the "quilt sandwich" and final stitching of the binding are also done by hand. Quilt tops are pieced by machine using a simple straight stitch.
To preserve and best display my quilts, I use archival matboard and high-quality wood frames. Each quilt is securely tacked to the matboard with cotton embroidery floss. Using spacers to lift the glass away from the quilt, I mount it securely in the frame and professionally finish the back.