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Bonita Sunset

This small quilt, just 8.5” x 11”, was made as an entry for a Quilting Arts Magazine art challenge. The challenge was to create a an abstract quilt based upon a photograph. I started with this photo, taken from the lanai at Robb and Cathy’s condo in Bonita Springs:   This is the pattern I made from the photograph: The …

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Christmas Bag

This beaded bag has been an ongoing project. During Christmas season 2004, I did the beadwork.  For a pattern, I scanned a black-and-white illustration out of an old book (pre-1920), and printed it on inkjet canvas. I worked bead embroidery over the pattern, then backfilled around the pattern with the ivory beads. During Christmas season 2005, I sewed the beadwork …