Embellishment – “THE FLATHEAD” Art Quilt

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I was born and raised in Montana; my father’s family homesteaded on the northern border of Montana, near the Canadian border, in the Sweet Grass Hills. My mother’s family homesteaded in western Montana, on the Flathead River. For many summers, I would pack up my boys and we’d travel 240 miles to go to the Flathead Valley, and spend a week …

ORANGE CRUSH

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“Orange Crush” – a quilt accepted into an Exhibition entitled “Stitch in Time” at Paris Gibson Square Museum Fall of 2009, in Great Falls, Montana. This piece began with a lovely gradient fabric by Caryl Bryer Fallert, bordered with a simple, beautiful  summery batik print.  Because the main fabric was such a striking color on it’s own, I wanted the …

Shiva Paintsticks

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This is from my “Fall Harvest Glory” quilt, created wholecloth from a 1/3 yard of a batik fabric.There is lots going on here!  But it started with a Shiva Paintstik, and some basic drawing.  I used stamps, and lots of embellishments, and threadplay.  More on all those details to come! Here are few projects using the Shiva Paintsticks… fun to …