Prairie Sentinels 42″ x 23 1/2″
The Majestic Grain Elevators, a feature of many prairie towns are fast disappearing
from our Canadian Landscape. With Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017 I was inspired to
Honour the Saskatchewan artist George Jenkins (1913-2003) who devoted his
many paintings depicting prairie scenes.
Machine Pieced, Appliqued and Quilted, Dyed Cottons, Cheesecloth, Wool, Angelina Fibres, Dye-Na-Flow paint for the sky, Tsukineko inks.
Sunrise Meditation 41 1/2″ x 57″
Based on a photograph taken by James Comozzi
of a 5 am Sunrise in Montana U.S.A.
Dyed Fabrics, African Batikes, Tsukineko Ink
highlights, Machine Quilted.
Mill House St. George NB 41 1/2″ x 48″
St. George N.B. Canada
Mixed Media, Reverse Applique, Commercial Cottons and
Hand Dyed Fabrics, Machine Quilted
Crane Magic 38″ x 46″
Created from a photograph taken by Terry Forbes
in Port Douglas Australia
Painted and commercial fabrics, mixed media Machine Quilted
Celebrate with Flowers 37 1/2″ x 42″
Hellebores in my Spring Garden West Vancouver B.C. Canada
Mixed Media, Hand dyed and Hand painted Fabrics
Wool Felting, Tsukineko Inks,
Hand and Machine Quilted
Natures Floating Sculpture 51″ x 36″
Woven Sky, Multi layered water,
Hand painted and Dyed Fabrics, Tsukineko Ink and
Shiva Stick Painted, Organza Elements,
Silk Fabrics, Machine Quilted
Into The Peaceful Light 34″ x 66″
Inspiration from Westminister Abbey, Mission B.C. Canada
Commercial and Hand dyed Fabrics, Organza,
Embellisment with Crystals, Machine Quilted
I Come To The Garden Alone
42″ x 72″
This is a window shape from a Baptist Church in New Castle Creek NB Canada.
The old windows were not stained glass and this is my design based on this
song which was a favourite of my Grandparents who attended this Church.
Painted and dyed fabrics by Jack Bishop
Pond Life 36 1/2″ x 52″
Whole cloth Icedyed Background, Dyed Silk and
Cotton Fabrics, Embellishments of beads, special
fibres, Confetti Created Fabric for Background trees,
Tsukinkeko Ink highlights , Machine Quilted
Zealous Zinnias 43″ x 36″
Ice dyed silks and cottons, 3D leaves,
Thread painted flower centers, Machine Quilted
Clemantis Dance 35″ x 39″
Silk velvet dyed petals, dyed cottons, organza,
3D Leaves and petals, Beading, Tsukineko Inks,
Photo of Clematis climbing a Lamp on our
Courtyard wall inspired this quilt, West Vancouver B.C.
Memories of Scotland 25″ x 39″
Needle Punched Silk Roving, dyed cotton velvet
fabric, French knots. Seeing old abandon
cottages in Scotland inspired this piece.
Grampian Mountains Scotland
22 1/2″ x 26″
This piece was created with Wool Roving. Needle punched technique.
Details added with threads.
After the Rain 19″ x 25″
Created for the “Together” Show in La Connor Washington.
based on a painting by Barbara Boldt
A scene from our backyard stream,
Hand dyed and hand painted fabrics, organza,
Beading, Machine and hand Quilted.
On A Winters Day
32″ x 38″
Created in dyed cotton, velvets, organza.
Snow created by Leslie, Tsukineko inks.
Machine Quilted in a variety of threads
“Loving Murano Italy” 31″ x 40″
A quiet morning in Murano.
Dyed cotton velvets, cottons, cheese cloth, organza,
Painted sky and water, 3D shutters, Machine applique,
Glorious Tulips 24″ x 46″
An April trip to Kukenhoff Gardens in Amsterdam inspired this piece.
Ice dyed whole cloth background, dyed silks for tulips, dyed cottons
for leaves. Needle turned hand applique, thread sketched by Machine.
Tsukineko inks, Beading. My first piece from white cloth to
quilt dyed by Leslie, no commercial fabrics.
Autumn Abstraction 2
31″ x 47″
Commercial specialty fabrics, hand dyed and
hand painted fabrics Machine pieced and quilted.
Floating Blossoms 26″ x 44″
Created for the Cherry Blossom Festival in West Vancouver B.C.
Ice dyed whole silk background, organza, beading, 3D abstract petals
Butterflies on the Wind 18″ x 36″
Created for the F.A.N. Show “On The Wind Travelling Show”
A three layered piece, background dyed silk with 3D flowers of
dyed cottons, heavily beaded centers. Middle layer organza with
siloueted flowers and leaves. Top layer netting with butterflies of
dark suade, their bodies created with Angelina Fibres
Friendly Beacon 31″ x 45″
This is the most photgraphed Lighthouse on the East Coast
situated on Campobello Island. Mixed media with hand dyed
and painted fabrics, woven sky, shells, wool, reverse applique,
Muskoka Morning – Lake Rosseau, Ont. Canada 34″ x 46″
Ice dyed cotton and silk for background, immersion dyed cotton for the Muskoka Chairs. Created after a family reunion on this lovely Lake.
Green’s Point Lighthouse N.B. Canada 18″ x 32″
Created for the F.A.N. Show “Canadiana”
Needle Felted background of Wool and Silk Roving.
Lighthouse constructed board by board (flip and sew method)
Hand Machined Appliqued
Three x Three 35″ x 39″
Background panels created with commercial fabrics. one of which was overdyed.
This layer was machine quilted with Highlight Threads by Superior then embelished
with crystals. Upper level of black netting has skeleton leaves and anchored with
beadng at the bottom edge
Suspended 37 1/2″ x 42″
Created from a Photograph taken in the Anakhi Museum
of Hand Block Printing, Jaipur India. 100% cotton and dyed
Fabrics, Hand Beading. Machine Quilted
I was in Venice Italy in 2002 and took many photos of the spectacular
tile and marble floors. Barbara Fraser helped me to draft these designs
upon my return. Many of the fabrics I used were created by
Jack Bishop as I wanted to be as true as possible to the original
and I was not dying and painting fabric at this time.
Shortly after I finished these three quilts the book “Bella, Bella Quilts”
was published so I did not continue my series of quilts.
These three are all from the “Basilica di San Marco” in Venice Italy.
“The Porta di San Pietro” Size 47 1/2″ x 47 1/2″
Reverse applique, satin stitched grout lines.
Hand machined applique.
Commbination of designs from the South
Transept and the Presbytery
Size 48 1/2″ x 48 1/2″
Machine and hand applique. Machine quilted.
Design from the North Transept
Size 53 1/2″ x 53 1/2″
All fabrics dyed and painted to achieve
the colours of these marbles. One green was
bleached. Machine and hand applique.
Machine and Hand Quilted.
Floor Mosaic #4 (Venice)
40″ x 40″
Medallion and Border from the San Niccolo di Tolentini Church.
Drafted and created from personal photos. Hand Dyed and Hand
painted fabric by Jack Bishop. Machine Quilted with many metallic threads.
Homage to Master Jack
A Celebratrion of Colour
53″ x 53″
All Fabrics for this Log Cabin with a Twist dyed by Jack Bishop
65″ x 70″
Exploring a triangular log cbin block with
sequenced fabric dyed by Jack Bishop
61″ x 80″
A traditional pattern explored with all sequenced fabric dyed by Jack Bishop.
Centers of the blocks are hand dyed fabric as well.
54″ x 73″
Exploring the Montana Cartwheel Block in an original setting.
Sound Interruption – One Moment Please!
74″ x 60″
An original design using half square triangles, split by inserted 2 sided 1 inch
sequenced fabric tucks.
Woven Fantasy – Power of Three
55 1/2″ x 43″
An original design using a curved weaving technique.
The woven cotton fabric is overlayed with a tucked organza.
Star Light – Star Bright
59″ x 68″
A study using Batiks combining Montana Cartwheel Block and Stars.
Autumn Extraction 1
58″ x 70″
This is an exploration of colour movement on the diagonal using commercial fabrics.
Each square is created with a flip and sew method and joined with bias cut fabric.
27″ x 27″
Dragon Fly wings created with iridescent painted fabric by Jack Bishop.
Flower center is beeded and the eyes are raised with padded sequins.