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Sunday, November 8, 2009


My first work involving curves and points, this pattern is called New York Beauties. The idea was to simulate multiple fireworks exploding simultaneously in the black night sky.

The back is almost as interesting as the front because each burst was quilted with a matching color of thread.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Butterflies For Hannah

Purple is Hannah Moffic's favorite color. So mom Ari and grandmother Rusti picked these wonderful fabrics for a special butterfly quilt. Click for more pix!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

St. Roch Quilt

My daughter, Emily, works for the St. Roch Community Church in
the 9th Ward in New Orleans (www.strochcc.org). During the summer, she helped run a day camp for neighborhood children.

We thought it would be a good idea to have the older kids make a quilt!
I designed one based on the unique cross motif used at St. Roch:

Then, Emily, Lindsay, and other counselors revised the design to
make it easier for the kids to construct. They also had the great
idea of letting the kids personalize some of the squares!
Here is the quilt top after they cut and pieced it:

(standing, from left to right) Destiny, Precious
(front row, left to right) Nyjah, Caitlin, Nakyra, Lindsay
Also helping were Tyla, Jalen, and J'lanae.

But camp ended before they could finish the quilt, so I offered
to do it for them. Here is the end result:

Nice job everyone!!!!!!! Click here for more pix.

Monday, August 17, 2009

D Is For Dinosaur

A colorful, bright, fun quilt for the the new grandson of our friends Mardelle and Jim. Unfortunately, the baby's parents did not choose a name that started with "D"!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

3D Study in Black and White

Three strips of black patterned
fabric and three of white alternate
to create depth and movement in
this piece. The thin red border both
frames and accentuates the black /
white pattern.

I taught a class to make this quilt in September at Quilter's Heaven.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sea of Love

This bed quilt was a wedding present for Jesse and Amy. The border has an Indian motif.

The picture is not so great (and if you look closely you will see that it has been rotated 90 degrees). Because the quilt is so big, it had to be held up (by Wendy and Pauline), so this was the best we could do.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Eric Carle

Here is a very hungry
caterpillar!!!! Did you know
he is celebrating his
40th birthday this year?

This is the first time I have
had the quilting done by
someone else.......butterfly
designs on a long-arm machine.

For more views, click here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Noah's Ark

Thirteen pairs of animals are depicted in this colorful quilt! (The other hundred thousand species are already on board.) Can you tell which are male and which are female?

A very special gift for new baby Tamir, son of Evan and Ari Moffic.

For more close-up views, click here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thai Silk

This wall-hanging was made with silks that I bought on our trip to Thailand. The blue represents the Andaman Sea; the red represents poppies; the gold is for the many golden temples; the orange is for the ubiquitous robes of the monks; the purple is for delicious purple sticky rice; and the yellow is for the curry used in many delicious dishes!

The stripes themselves represent both activity and orderliness; two qualities which are part of the Thai culture.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kazuri Beads

This quilt was made for an auction to support NICASA's Women of Worth program. The program is a collaboration between women in the Nicasa program who are in recovery and women in Kenya who supply the beads from which the Nicasa women make jewelry. Thus, I made the quilt with African-pattern based fabrics. In fact, the main fabric looks almost like Kazuri beads! To learn more about the WOW Program, go to http://www.nicasa.org/
To learn more about Kazuri beads, go to http://www.kazuribeadsusa.com/index.php