Quilt Gallery

Ocean View Quilt;
made on return from Maui
Watercolor Ocean View; view from condo,
made while in Maui 2005
EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Find the two virgins hiding in the olive tree.

      The Big Blue Bird with Bells on her Toes and Rings on Her Fingers was made for the Banners of Hope Project (2-1-2010) for permanent display at the Enloe Cancer Center Healing Arts Gallery on Cohasset Road in Chico. Twenty quilts were made by quilters who were effected by cancer in numerous ways, most of the quilters are also members of the Annie Star Quilt Guild.
     I made this quilt not to memorialize all the family members who have died of cancer, but to rejoice in those who have survived! Specifically my niece Cheryl who not only is alive but thrives!  After several surgeries and numerous treatments, after being told she could never have children, she now has three beautiful healthy children, and her cancer has been in remission for several years.
    The main thing that got Cheryl through it, and the thing that gets so many through it is to say, "Lord help me through it." Part of hope is having faith, and part of hope is having love and being loved, and part of hope is being able to laugh.  So I made a silly bird to make people at the cancer center laugh.  She's the bluebird of happiness with bells on her toes and rings on her fingers, bursting through the frame because she is ready for a sunny new day and she is ready to play!  Poor little bluebird doesn't have a name, so you are each invited, children big and small, to name her whatever you like... and to ring her bells and hear her happy sound.
Wet Feet Quilt
This quilt has real sand on it from Maui
it was done as an experiment for the
Old Man & the Sea Quilt
Old Man & the Sea Quilt
This is my Dad sitting on the bed dreaming of it becoming a sailboat
with my Mom hanging on with two sheets to the wind,
the sailboat races are racing across the horizon.
This was Dad's last trip to Maui.
this Quilt went to the
International Quilt Show in Long Beach
the first year IQS was in Long Beach.

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