Finally Finished

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?
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.
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

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.

Merry Holidays

Thread drawings (3.5” x 4.5”)

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

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

Happily Stitching

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

They are the perfect place to stay organized, design plans, and capture dreams.
It’s so fun to mix patterns and colors and see the fabric leave my shelves.
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

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.
They loved saying “I do” in Alaska (10 x 14”)

Joy at the Beach

“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

She finds joy at the beach (7” x 10”)

Together Do So Much

“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

Together do so much (14” x 11”)


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.

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

Stand Together

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.

Strong Women Stand Together (12” x 12”)