Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher were introduced by Mark Twain in his books, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri. His house was across the street from Becky Thatcher’s house.
In 2017, I went on a bus trip to visit the Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri. On this trip, we also stopped in Hannibal, Missouri; where I met Christina McCourt, the author of the Tom and Becky’s Sampler Quilt,
This wall hanging has four different panels with different scenery showing the four seasons. I got the inspiration from the book, JAPANESE INSPIRATIONS by Janet Haigh, where she captures the unique style of prints, embroideries, and weavings from the Orient. I created this wall hanging using several techniques: hand piecing, machine piecing, machine applique, and stenciling. In creating this piece, I had to learn how to make my own stencils and pass paint onto the fabric.
After I found the Recycle Jeans Pockets pattern from Some Assembly Required: Mixed Technique Quilts by Margie Engle, I started to collect old jeans from my family and friends. This pattern has critters crawling out of the pockets. I had a lot of fun making this quilt and it is a good practice to use recycled materials. #44x35 #MACHINEAPPIQUE #MACHINEQUILTED
At the Guild, Kelly DuMaresq introduced the “Spell it with Fabric” pattern. I wanted to create a quilt, not only using the alphabets, but with a saying sewn on the fabric. I found the pattern “ABC Read with Me” from modabakeshop.com with all the books and the saying, “Please read with me,” in between them. I changed the saying to read “Once upon a time… Happily ever after.” This is normally how a fairy tale starts and ends. I love fairy tales. The twenty-six letters of t
I was inspired by the cover of my Church bulletin. I chose the Dove for this quilt because it means ‘peaceful’.
Small birds were used to fill in the shape of the large bird.
I used light blue and turquoise colours to show the calmness and peacefulness of the design. #24x24 #MACHINEAPPIQUE #MACHINEQUILTED
In 2017 Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Across the country, organizations and communities have already started planning how to celebrate this major national milestone. I used the balloons and Maple leafs to design this wall hanging. I also used “HAPPY CANADA DAY” fabric for the border. This is my contribution for this great event! #HANDPAINTED #26x47 #MACHINEAPPIQUE #MACHINEQUILTED #13x17
Sim Chung is a brave girl. Her mother died and her blind father can only regain his sight if he can give the priest three hundred bags of rice. Along comes a fierce river dragon. A rich man offers three hundred bags of rice as a reward for marrying the monster so Sim Chung dives into the water to marry the river dragon. Her courage finally melts the dragon’s heart and he lets her return home. She floats to the surface of the water in a lotus flower and she searches for &
My son moved to San Francisco in July 2014. His father and I went to visit him in November. I noticed the houses in San Francisco are not tall. Most of them are 3 to 4 floors but they are colourful. It seems they use any colour they like to paint the houses. It was the inspiration for designing this quilt. I used the modern technique to make this quilt. I also used the Toronto Maple Leaf print for backing. I hope my son always remembers Toronto. Hopefully, Toronto Map
I chose a Japanese Geisha panel. I used fabric paint to color her outfit and I appliqued it on the sunset background with wonderful scenery. I sewed a lot of beads as flowers on the field and there is a mountain view from a distance. The Geisha’s hand looked empty so I added a lantern. It shows the beauty of the sunset and the enjoyment of walking in the sunset. #30X46 #FABRICPAINTING #MACHINEAPPIQUE