Category Archives: How Tos – Quilt Making

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A Little Sarcasm Never Hurts

This Syrian refugee I have depicted here says:  “Oh yes, we are very happy to be living in this tent instead of our family home in Syria.  I was happy to see the bombs fall.  And then what good exercise … Continue reading

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Go Rest High on That Mountain

This QuiltToon was inspired by photographs (see below) taken on a trip by Perrysburg, Ohio’s  St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church’s outreach to people who live in the Barnes Mountain area of Kentucky.  As told to me by Joan VanGunten, the cemetaries … Continue reading

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Wedding for Bill and Jim

After more than 30 years, they are tying the knot.  Our good friends Bill and Jim are getting married April 2, 2016. This QuiltToon is made from fabric and thread and a small amount of beading.  It’s about 9″ X … Continue reading

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“Jubilee” to Honor Jacob Lawrence

This piece was made to enter in Prizm Creative Community’s Art-A-Fair challenge called “Jubilee Journey” in Toledo, Ohio.  This quilt is 24″ by 32″ and is inspired by the work of Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)who was raised in Harlem and began … Continue reading

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“Tillie’s Story” Quilts on Exhibit

The sixteen small (12″ X 12″) quilted illustrations of my Mother’s life growing up in a Kansas Mennnonite community in the early 1900s will be on display at the Albuquerque, New Mexico Mennonite Church from Feb. 14th through April 10, … Continue reading

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McDs – a Beacon in the Smog

I saw this image on the news during the December 2015 climate talks in France —  McDonald’s ubiquitous arches shining through the smog in Beijing.  What a comment on our civilization today… not sure what the comment is…but it’s definitely saying … Continue reading

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Autumn 2015

A QuiltToon portraying autumn with the confetti technique. Continue reading

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Election 2016 — A Lot of Hot Air

Electino 2016- hot air rises over the land. Continue reading

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Tents Are Home to Millions of War Refugees

In June of 2014, this quilt, “Tents Are Home to Millions of War Refugees,”  was made in response to the International Quilt Festival’s call for entries for an exhibit titled “Home.”  The quilt has been exhibited in at least two shows … Continue reading

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Alpaca Cutie

I bought some Alpaca fleece at Natural Fiber and Yarn Company in Grand Rapids, Ohio (it’s right on Main St.) the other day.  They had photos of their Alpacas in the shop and I couldn’t resist making this cute little … Continue reading

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