My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant, and joyful!
Friday, July 5, 2013
Independence Day, Let's Celebrate
Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has
been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the
tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century
and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of
the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a
resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On
July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and
two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a
historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the
present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American
independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades
and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant and joyful!! I use color and texture to explore the glories of nature. Realism or abstraction, are used as best fits a theme or concept. I enjoy the challenge and excitement of translating my vision into quilts through a rich variety of fabrics, gilding and embellishment.
I find such joy in being able to express myself through quilting, that I'm not comfortable without a needle in my hand. Quilting is my life's work and a wonderful one at that.
The best quilt is always the next one.