Monday, March 7, 2016

Love Shack

As you know, I love to start quilts. I started this one a while ago as an architectural challenge by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

We live in a mid-century modern house with a distinctive appearance. This photo inspired the quilt. Of course, I started it too close to the deadline and didn't get it done in time. I couldn't decide how to finish, so it languished in my pile of unfinished projects ...

Finally I figured out how to finish it - include the hill! You can see it now in the Johnson County Library "PS I Love You" Exhibition. Join us for a reception this Saturday, March 12th, 1 - 2 p.m. at Shawnee Library, 13811 Johnson Drive in Shawnee, Kansas. There are exhibitions at six locations of the Johnson County Libraries.

Since the shows have a love theme, I named this quilt Love Shack. You'll see it when you walk into the library. My Holy Seminoley quilt is also there.

​Also featured are textile and mixed media works by regional artists Barbara Brackman, Georgann Eglinski, Linda Frost, Carol Gilham-Jones, Elnora Nokes and me. This exhibition was made possible through a partnership with the InterUrban ArtHouse located in downtown Overland Park, Kansas.

Visit the library and check it out through May 15.


  1. How interesting. I just took a workshop on abstraction and chose a ball park. Another woman chose a skyscraper. Man-made objects are both easy and hard. I love the way you highlighted the pillars and trees and used the large print to mimic the limbs obscuring part of the house. Congratulations.

  2. Ahh, it's good to be back and find fun posts to read! I love your little Love Shack. If I was near, I wouldn't miss the show. My new home is small, I am going to have to make smaller art pieces. Something to look forward to. Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. My favourite kind of quilt. I find it so much harder to make "random" kind of quilts than neat "with a pattern" quilts.

  4. It's great to have your work at the Library!
    -Jocolibrary :)