I made this Lion during the pandemic. I was laid off which only added to the isolation of the pandemic. The spirit of Lion is strength. So what better way to remind myself of the strength that is in each of us to overcome difficulties. He measures 37" x 45". I am humbled by the requests to purchase this quilt, but he is not for sale.
The Stars of Voltra Farm
This was a commissioned quilt made for Michelle Labarre to give to Carin Mei (owner of these 2 gorgeous horses) for Christmas 2019. The gray horse is Voltaire and the dark horse is Traquejo. Carin named her farm Voltra after these 2 horses. It measures approximately 37" x 42".
I made this quilt in a Rosemary Burris class. I fell in love with these cats after watching a PBS documentary. The fastest animal on earth is sadly endangered. I've seen Cheetahs in zoos, and can see the nobleness and unlimited potential that this animal has. The quilt measures 18" x 20", and is not for sale.
I made this quilt to honor my horse Hallston's Queen Anne's Lace, aka, Lacey. This beautiful soul graced my life for almost 27 years, yup, longer than most marriages! LOL! To Lacey -- thanks for the Ride! This quilt measures 18" x 28", and it is not for sale. Feel free to contact me regarding making a quilt for your pet.
Pedrita was a gracious soul. She was forever grateful to me for rescuing her. One of the smartest dogs I've ever known and best guess she was a beagle/lab cross. Great companion! This quilt was made to honor her and it measures 17" x 20". This quilt is not for sale. Feel free to contact me about making a quilt of your pet.
Maggie was a sweet soul that I rescued. She graced my life for 9 short years. Best guess she was a beagle/jack russell cross -- yes she had energy. But I walked her for miles and she was a great dog. Miss her. This quilt measures 13" x 17", and is not for sale. Feel free to contact me about making a quilt of your pet.
Growing up in the city, I loved playing on my Grandparent's farm. I remember asking if I could go outside and play, and Grandma told me to play near the white birch trees. She said the 'eyes on the white birch trees are God's eyes and he'll keep watch over you while you play.' I loved that. I felt so safe as a little girl playing where God's eyes could keep watch over me. Looking back, I now know that by having me play near the white birch trees she could see me outside her window and keep a watch over me. It doesn't matter who watched over me, I was happy. I made this quilt, and I drew in the God's eyes myself on the trees, and thought of my Grandma every time I drew one. This quilt reminds me of her, and of a time in my life of innocence and freedom to play on a farm under spacious blue skies and sunshine.
I made this quilt from a kit that was designed by JoAnn Hoffman and was my first time working with paper piecing. I changed the design just a bit and then used raw edge applique and paper piecing to complete the flowers and words. I free motion quilted the background and flowers. I’m inspired every time I look at it.