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Artist’s Statement

Quilt making is my expression of “joie de vivre.”

I like traditional quilt patterns saturated with vibrant, exuberant, joyous color.   The colors I choose for each piece are entirely dependent on mood.  Hues an tints of cool blues and greens, lush shades of fuchsia and burgundy, rich chocolates are all part of my color pallet.  When I’m in the mood to dance, only the full color wheel will do.  Getting color right is risky business.  My cedar chest is full of unfinished pieces because the colors simply didn’t feel right.

It is the process of quilting rather than the end product that I enjoy most.  The finished quilt is a reference point for the next project.  There is a lesson to be learned with each piece.  It may relate to technique. Or, it may relate to life – forgiveness, passion, freedom, and justice….

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