Monday, June 11, 2018

I created this piece about two months ago for a dear friend.  Ms. Felecia West had been the head librarian at the Denham Springs/Walker Library since it opened.  She was a great friend of those who loved books and art.  Her fellow librarians asked me to create this piece as a gift from them.  She got to enjoy it before she passed.  She will be greatly missed.  I was very fortunate to have been her friend.  Special thanks to Edie Albe for machine quilting it so quickly.  She made it special.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I taught a "thermofax silk screening" class at the Denham Springs-Walker Library today.  I created screens and printed colorful postcards for the participants to work with.  The results were excellent!
I find my supplies at  Below are several of the completed cards.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Un Touche of Rose

"Un Touche of Rose" is on display at the St. Tammany Art Association Gallery in Covington during the Three Rivers Art Festival.  I created four pieces in this series.  They are hand painted fabric, quilted, and canvas wrapped.  Each piece is 12" by 12". Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana will hold its November meeting in Covington and then attend the festival.  I will be conducting my last meeting as president.  It has been an honor to serve as president for the last four years.  I am looking forward to new leadership and new ideas and experiences.  I wish the best to the incoming officers.

Snapshot of "Jubilation"

"Jubilation" was part of the Festival of Awareness exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in October 2015.  This photo is a section of the quilt.  "Jubilation" will travel with the exhibit for a year.  I hand dyed the fabric and free motion quilted it.  Then I painted, sewed, and beaded the flowers.  "Jubilation" was created in celebration of my father's life.  All the flowers in and around our home came from the forests and fields.

Friday, September 11, 2015

"Silver Sea"
I donated "Silver Sea" to the SAQA Benefit Auction for 2015.  It was inspired by my love of the seas and the oceans.  We were unable to travel when I was a child, so I never saw the ocean till I was 16.  I was mercerized!  Much of my work centers around this theme.  The silver embellishments represent the treasures the seas protect.  I am surrounded by my art pieces and my shells which remind me of the awesome beauty found in nature.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

American Lotus
Circle of Life

"American Lotus" was created for the Quilt the Swamp exhibit at Bluebonnet Swamp Center in Baton Rouge, LA during January 2015.  Michael Young was the curator.  The theme this year was metamorphosis.  I grew these flowers and photographed them.  The piece shows the American Lotus from bud to empty seed pod.  The background is my hand dyed fabric.  The photos are printed on cotton and silk organza.  It is mounted on stretcher bars.  This piece was also juried into the Brush with Burden exhibit at the Burden Garden Center, a part of LSU Rural Life grounds in March of 2015.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Butterfly Dance

In 2014, my quilt "Butterfly Dance" was published in Larks' 500 Traditional Quilts.  Then  it was chosen as one of 150 quilts to be exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  "Butterfly Dance" was then chosen to be a part of a smaller exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas in March of 2015 . Below is a close up of a section of the quilt.