The Black Box has been exhibited at five AQS shows. This is an especially good photograph of this quilt. You can click it, then double click again and scroll around to see all the lovely details I put in it. This quilt took several months for me to make, and I made every element at least twice, but I am very proud of it.
The labels on the bottom of the quilt are my address label and the show labels from each of the AQS shows where it has been exhibited.
This is the most whimsical quilt I have ever made - it's called "Too Much Chicken" and has over 275 free pieced letters in it. We start at the top with a pristine Roast Chicken, and then the quilt is full of meals that make use of leftover chicken. As you move to the bottom of the quilt, the word "chicken" gets more and more broken up, signifying the universal dread of leftovers that just won't quit.
As Brenda, the waitress that inspired the quilt said, "LET the Chicken Go!"
"I sure do," I said, and pointed out my signatures on the backs.
"Not big enough."
I can't wait to hear what he thinks of the signature panels I make now when he sees"Too Much Chicken" in December.
The Black & White Crayons has been exhibited in two AQS shows so far, and is entered in several more for 2016. It's currently my favorite quilt. Julie says it summarizes everything about my work: the choice of fabrics that work together, their precise placement, letters, birds, and the fact that my quilts draw you in so you see more and more upon closer inspection.
I've said it before, I want more than the five second glance. I want my quilts to reach out and grab you by the proverbial lapels and say "LOOKATME, LOOKATME, LOOKATME!"
This fabric just screamed out to be the backing of this quilt. It's perfect in so many ways. In this photo you can clearly see the two different fabrics I used to bind the quilt.
Yes, I planned it that way.