If you’re no stranger to my work, then you have seen some international prints pop up here and there! Indian Batiks get a lot of love in the quilting community, but my personal favorite choices are the bold and bright African designs.
I love using the vivid textures and cheerful colors to bring energy to my quilt portraits like this one:
The depth and texture created by the intricate patterns really bring the figure to life!
Well, it’s only appropriate to start at the beginning, the place where I got my artistic and creative spirit. The real topic today is the woman who gave me those genes!
The beautiful lady standing next to me is my Grams. <3 My parents aren’t really the artsy types, but I can trace it back to her! She is an amazing artist, quilter, world traveler, mother, and definitely one of the most awesome people in my life!
When I was about 15, she taught me to quilt. I learned on her BEAUTIFUL mint green, vintage, built-in Singer sewing machine. Lovely.
She make fabulous award winning quilts, like this Lady Liberty:
But my favorite thing that she does is encourage me in my art and life! She travels halfway across the country to celebrate art shows, life happenings, and good times with me. Her presence is such a gift.
FUN FACT: Her first quilt was my baby quilt! How is that for Destiny?!