The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016


I'm so happy to be able to share my Folk-Tails with you.
This was Sue Spargo's 2015 BOM.
The book and kit are now available on her website.
It was such a stitching journey.

Each stitch told a story about African folklore.

Each block represented Sue's love of Africa.

Each block represents the animals of Africa.

'What simple, but powerful messages are contained within
the stories of African animals...

all our human emotions, rules for morality and values for community.'

As Sue wrote..
let us make meaning with our stitches.
The quilt is wool applique on a background of wool with extensive embellishments.
Specialty threads and velvet applique were added to complete this joyful quilt.
I've never enjoyed stitching so much.
A huge thank you to the generous person who anonymously donated
the gift card to me so I could participate. 

Friday, June 10, 2016


are you going?

I don't think so...

Oh no you don't!



I'm serious, no...

Oh no...
Good grief...

Well, as long as you're okay.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

My Progress...Harriet Power's Pictorial Quilt

The original Pictorial Quilt, courtesy of
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts

I finished the third block.
This block depicts the serpent lifted up by Moses
 and women bringing their children to look upon it to be healed.

Stitching on the fourth block which has much more applique.
This block depicts Adam and Eve in the garden.
Adam's rib by which Eve was made.
The sun and the moon.
God's all seeing eye and
God's merciful hand.

The Pattern Book from the Museum of Fine Arts that
I'm using to make the quilt.

I plan to buy this book. It documents the history of Harriet
and her Bible Quilt along with her Pictorial Quilt. 
I was surprised to learn that Harriet stitched her applique down with
a sewing machine. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


The first litter of babies...

Four tiny Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrels

He's not sure what to do with that seed.

Two have white spots on their heads while the other two do not.

The runt of the litter.

You can't imagine how tiny they are.

 They are so cute...
Their world is one big adventure right now.