Finally Finished

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I started this in 2012 for a challenge by the Anchorage Modern Quilt Guild. I had a few of the words and the rows of typewriters done when it was placed in a bag and ignored until this week. Since I had finished so many quilts, why not one more?
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The words were improv pieced which adds some fun wonkiness and it’s quilted with so many straight lines. Everything is linen or linen-cotton blend except the letters which are Kona cotton.
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Write the story of your heart (35” x 65”)
It was a great statement to hang on the wall outside my studio/work office as 2021 starts.

Quilts, Quilts, So Many Quilts

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I finished over 30 throw size quilts in 2020. Many were quilted by Northern Threads in Fairbanks – they did a fantastic job.
I shipped 29 of them as holiday gifts to friends and family. Now that they have all been received, I can share some photos.
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Merry Holidays

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Thread drawings (3.5” x 4.5”)

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Feliz Navidad (9” x 9”)
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Happy Holidays (9” x 9”)

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. May the season be filled with peace, hope, and joy.

Happily Stitching

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I’ve been stitching. Journals in two sizes and fabric covered notebooks.

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They are the perfect place to stay organized, design plans, and capture dreams.
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It’s so fun to mix patterns and colors and see the fabric leave my shelves.
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Speaking of leaving – I have art quilts, prints, patterns, and fabrics that need a new home and they are on sale! See my Etsy Shop for all the fun!

I Do in Alaska – Autumn

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Wow – it’s been a long time since I posted. I stopped when my day job got extra stressful and time consuming.

I’ve been creating – mostly functional throw size quilts – but this piece I made for someone to give as a wedding gift. I love the fall colors of mushroom covered tree background.
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They loved saying “I do” in Alaska (10 x 14”)

Joy at the Beach

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“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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She finds joy at the beach (7” x 10”)

Together Do So Much

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“The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.” – Queen Elizabeth II

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Together do so much (14” x 11”)

Sisterhood

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When you have over 60 girls all assembled and used 42, you have to make more quilts! I found this saying and knew the smaller scale girls would be fitting. This band of friends is ready handle all that life throws at them.

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there is one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood (12” x 9”)

Stand Together

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When I started the piece for the SAQA benefit auction, I couldn’t decide if I wanted the background to be green grass and blue sky or grays of a city street so I created one of each. I created more than 60 people in 3 different sizes so I could have the proper perspective and to have a variety of skin tones, hair styles, and clothes.

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Strong Women Stand Together (12” x 12”)