Over the years I have worked with the hand silkscreen printing, drawing media, quilting and collage. All the while I have continued to paint with acrylic, oils and watercolors. My works are included in these collections Ernst and Young, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Duke, Princeton, UNC, UVA, IBM, Texaco, AT&T, Time Warner, CSX, Verizon and the US State Dept. among others.


Marion Making a Checkerboard Border

Checkerboard border and Quilt top

 

Step One cut 3 inch stripes of black and white.  Sew them together in two patterns.  White Black White and Black White Black.

Marion is cutting three inch blocks
Cutting the 3 inch stripe sheets into three inch blocks
Three Inch Blocks
Black White Black and White Black White strips ready for sewing into the checkerboard pattern
Sewing lesson for Marion
Marion sews the checks together
Checkerboard border and Quilt top
A section of the checkerboard border is complete and laid against the existing body of the quilt top

It took quite a while to assemble this border and then attach it to the quilt.   Once it was complete I took it to show it to the Cedar Grove Quilters.  They invited me to have it quilted at a much faster rate than I could do on my own.  It is very exciting for me to see it finished this spring.  Who knows how long it would have taken me working by my self.  Group quilting or “the Quilting Bee”  is so much fun and interchange of ideas is invigorating.  So much knowledge and experience is passed back and forth.  It is a great experience!

Pieced and hand quilted
“Harbor Lights” Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted 94″H x 102″W

The Cedar Grove Quilters are helping me quilt this piece.  When we stretched it out in the quilt frames the checked border did not lay down properly.  It was bunched up in places.  Before we could start quilting I had to work on the quilt top and do some repairs.  I had to take seams apart and then fold  the seams inward so that each square fit better.  Some of the square are now varying in size but at a glance it is not that noticeable and the quilting details make it work much better.

Cotton Pieced Quilt
Harbor Lights

 

Harbor Lights
Pieced Backing for Harbor Lights

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: