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Idlehands

Idlehands

Two traditional blocks, and wild Kaffe Fassett fabrics, along with quotes relating to work/sloth and idleness.

The central quote reads:
Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height. - Mohandas K. Gandhi

Surrounding quotes clockwise from top:

Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds and the holiday of fools. - Lord Chesterton

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. - L. Da Vinci

Absence of occupation is not rest, a mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd. - Wm. Cowper

To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious. - Samuel Butler

Quilt top hand pieced and lettered 2003


Search for Beauty

Search for Beauty

Piecing based on antique Amish quilt. Quilting designs original, based on antique Welsh quilting patterns.

Hand-dyed fabrics (Cherrywood and Millie Churbuck). Wool batting.

Shown at VQF 2002. (red ribbon)


Welsh Inspiration 1

Welsh Inspiration 1

Original wholecloth quilting designs, based on classic Welsh antique quilts. Pieced front, plain back. Kaffe Fasset "shot cottons" back and front, wool batting.
Sample for my Carefree Quiltmarking class.
November 2001


Welsh medallion

Welsh medallion

A half-size interpretation of an antique Welsh medallion quilt in the collection of Jen Jones.

Class sample for my Medallion quilt class.

2003


Genius (top)

Genius (top)

Traditional Rolling Stone pattern in center with pieced borders.
Class sample for my Words on Quilts class.
Quotes read: (center) "Genius is the sudden cessation of stupidity. -Edwin Land" (clockwise from top) "Bright" "Clever" "Brilliant" "Smart"
2003


Red Stars at Morning

Red Stars at Morning

A small quilt top, based on an antique quilt. Fabrics are hand-dyed from Cherrywood Fabrics and Country House Cottons.
Class sample for my Amish: Color and Design II class taught at City Quilter.
2003