Sashed Log Cabin Runaway Block #1

I had these blocks leftover from another project and wanted to find something to do with them. I went to Pinterest and found the Runaway Block quilt. I made this one in a sashed block style and will be making another one with some more Log Cabin blocks without the sash in between each one. […]

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Thread Painting – What’ch ya doing?

  This piece was my first one in a class with Jennifer Day in New Mexico. The photograph started as a black and white picture that I wanted to be a more sepia tone in mild colors. It is of my granddaughter Brianna was 2 ½ or 3 years old when this was taken with […]

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Maryland Row By Row Quilt

I called this quilt Maryland Quilt because some of these Row by Row pieces came from Maryland and my son and his family live there. I found the Row by Row site in 2015 and wanted to know where the quilt stores are close to my Maryland family.  I have to give you a heads […]

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4 Quick and Easy Gifts

Here are four fun and quick sewing gifts to give. Placemats These beautiful sunflower placemats I made for Charlotte who is my son Robert’s wife and she loves sunflowers. We bought this great fabric while I was out there last summer. I made them up quickly and here they are. I used this fast pattern […]

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Row by Row Experience: Alaska Trip 2

Continuing our journey through Alaska, we next went to Juneau.  Juneau is the capital of Alaska.  It was the second port we visited. (P2-1)  I wanted to go straight to the quilt shop to get the shopping portion of the visit off the list and leave plenty of time to see part of this city. […]

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Row by Row Experience: Alaska Trip Part 1

Alaska trip 2016: For months my husband and I had been anticipating our Alaskan Princess Cruise which was scheduled for August 13-27, 2016. Besides the regular activities of passports and other trip needs I (as an art quilter and textile artist, prepared to visit fabric stores in the places I planned to visit). I found […]

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Falling Leaves Quilt

I purchased this beautiful quilt as a kit called Autumn Splendor, by Lennie Honcoop, from Keepsake Quilting. I don’t usually buy kits, but this one came with rhinestones, three Copic Ciao markers and fusible 1/8” ribbon. Who doesn’t like shiny stones? Besides, I had never used Copic Ciao permanent markers before and wanted to try […]

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Kaden’s Baby Quilt

With the family doing the cross stitch squares I made this simple quilt for Josh and Lee’s first child Kaden. Using the fun I love Mommy and Daddy print to the strips around the blocks help to identify that it is a baby quilt. With all of the cross stitch quilts you have to decide […]

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Family quilt for J & L

My family likes to do cross stitch for marriages and births. These fun x-stitch squares are put into a woven ribbon quilt pattern and with the squares floating in the intersections of the ribbons. I used some of the same fabrics that were in Joshua and Lee’s queen size moon and sun piece but used […]

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Josh & Lee’s piece

Picture of the front of the quilt. Lee my daughter-in-law really likes the sun and moon in her life so I picked that as the theme for my son Joshua and Lee’s queen size quilt. This piece was done in the rag quilt style. What this means is you have the all of seams on […]

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Angel Banner

This banner is approx. 5’ X 9’ with a hand painted purple background. I took a picture of my nephew Tad who has very curly hair to get the idea of where everything went and I used his face for the angel. The wings was made separately and machine sewn to make the highlights and […]

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SNOW PIXIE

This original design was started as a challenge. The challenge was to use blue out of your stash. Well, I used some of my blues to do all of the small machine sewn triangles then bought some metallic organdie, flocked organdy and other sheer fabrics just for the hair and face of this piece. I […]

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Pentecost Banner

The Pentecost is found in the book Acts and marked the anointing and coming of the Holy Spirit and creation of the church.  We annually celebrate the birth of our universal church 50 days after Easter Sunday. The color for the entire Pentecost season is red, although many traditions use green in the “Ordinary Season” […]

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Jesus Holding a lamb

Shepherd: As the dictionary says: #2- One who cares for and guides a group of people, as a minister or teacher. As a symbol it is use as a beloved theme in Christian literary and pictorial imagery. The usage of spiritual leaders as shepherds or pastors has its roots in the Old Testament. They learn […]

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Lenten Banner

In this 5 X 9 foot banner is machine sewn, appliqued and quilted. I used Caryl Bryer Fallert’s method of making foundation or the desert part of this piece. When I use her method the piece come out flat. I love to have them to be flat than when I add other parts to it […]

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MARINERS VISION

Mariners vision was made for my dad, Richard Hawthorne, who was a Libra. There are four different constellations representing my mom, Priscilla, the Aquarius. My brother, Dana and my sister Vicky are Sagittarius, plus my youngest sister Kim the Aries. I am the Gemini, Pam. As you look at this quilt you should look for […]

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Hand Ordinary Time

Green background is pieced together with the light squares are in the center to bring out the boy praying. I hand drew the physical features of the face and shadows of the clothing. The hair is rough cut fabric and then sewn down. The hand is machine quilted and machine raw edged appliqued. The ivy […]

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Memorial Banner

Dove: The Dove is the primary symbol of the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Sprit was present as a dove at the baptism of Christ. In Christian art, the dove is depicted in representations of the Trinity and the Annunciation. In the Old Testament, the dove, with an olive branch in its mouth, became a […]

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Servitude: Jesus washing feet

Foot: Feet symbolize God’s presence and also virtues of believers, including humility, willing servitude and submission. The washing and anointing of feet is an act of devotion, humility and cleansing. Feet are also a symbol of life’s pilgrimage. In addition, foot and feet are also used to symbolize the evangelists, messengers of God’s good news.

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