It's exciting to be preparing for my solo fiber art exhibit at the Lucile Parker Gallery on the William Carey University campus. There will be an opening reception at 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, with the exhibit running until December 16. It is an honor to have my art shown in this beautiful space. Dr. Ed Ford is the curator and I appreciate his invitation to display my work.
I will have works from some early traditional quilts up to modern abstract pieces. One bed-size piece that hasn't been seen often tells the story of how I transitioned from counted cross-stitch to quilting. Daughter Linda and I found a book of quilt blocks in counted cross-stitch designs and began working on these. The squares, using six strands of floss over two squares of 14-count cloth, were so beautiful that I thought they needed to be made into a quilt by someone with experience, so I left the stitching with her and set out to learn to be a quilter. Several years later when she had finished the 20 squares I assembled them and we both hand quilted it. The quilt won blue ribbons in several shows and set me on a firm quilting path.
|From Cross-Stitch to Quilting|
|Ghost-quilted Palm Leaves, 12" x 12"|
|Poppy, an early ghost-quilted piece, 11" x 14"|
|Campfire, 22" x 23"|
|Sunday Ties, framed without glass, 10" x 24"|