Category: Fairy Tale Series

The Light Princess

A princess clad in lilac silk with silk ties on her arms. She is the Light Princess – as in she floats. In this tale the princess is cursed to not be affected by gravity. She floats and so does her personality. She has little care for others and doesn’t see the consequences of her actions.

That is until she is in water. In water the princess is truly the person she was meant to be and she falls in love. I enjoyed the story and the images of a stage production of this tale inspired the quilt.
The Light Princess (21” x 26”) – she had no gravity, except when in water

Sleeping Beauty

When I was thinking of creating Sleeping Beauty, I didn’t want the girl in the bed awaiting her prince charming, I wanted to capture the moment before the spell put her into a deep sleep – her happening upon a spinning wheel inside the castle.
Sleeping Beauty (12” x 15”) – she reached for the spindle


A girl in a blue silk ball gown embellished with small jewel. She is featured on the tree fabric that inspired my fairy tale theme art quilt series.
My favorite part of Cinderella is when she returns home just as the magic is wearing off. She only has memories of the evening and a secret hope that there will be another.
Cinderella (23” x 26”) – she was grateful for a magical night with the prince

Snow White

After the Evil Queen picked an apple, it ended up in the hands of Snow White.
She could not resist, she barely had a bite when she fell to the ground.
Snow White (12” x 16”)

This quilt spills past the background as Snow, post bite, lies on the floor. I contemplated a diptych for this piece, but found that having both moments on the same quilt told a better story.