My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant, and joyful!
Friday, March 8, 2013
Spring is Finally Here!
I saw my first Daffodils today, I'm so glad spring is finally here!Daffodils are my favorite flower, maybe because ... they are flower that means spring. Daffodil, Narcissus, Jonquil. First, let’s settle the names. The official botanical name of the whole genus is Narcissus. Daffodil is the common name. Jonquil is a “species name” within the Narcissus genus. This means that certain daffodils are called Narcissus jonquilla. Some
people, particularly in our Southern states, use Jonquil as a common
name for the whole genus, but it’s really the species name for a minor
group having multiple smaller flowers on each stem. So when you’re
using the common name, all colors, sizes and types are Daffodils. If
you get into the botanical or Latin names, they all begin with Narcissus (the “genus”) and end with a different “species” name.
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.