Cloisonn Sea


66" x 73"

Cloisonn Sea is the result of taking a QBL quilting class with Velda Newman.   There I was instructed in the technique of resist dyeing of fabric to prepare it for scenes of nature.  My subject, the daddy seahorse, was inspired by a children’s book which describes life as a baby seahorse.  My subsequent viewing of Jacques Cousteau videos aided me in planning a reef  and kelp environment for the seahorse and his babies.  I snapped a photo of the quilt during its formation and the developed print reminded me of cloisonn jewelry’s glowing colors, hence the name of this quilt.

Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, 2001-02
Honorable Mention for Innovative Surface Treatment

Continuing the Tradition; TCQG, Ithaca, NY 2001   

Down By the Sea; Quilt & Sewing Fest at Myrtle Beach, SC, 2002

New Traditions; Quilting By-The-Lake, Morrisville, NY, 2002
Vernal Equinox; Logan Ridge Wine Cellars, Hector, NY, 2004

Quilts of Central New York; Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY, 2005     

Private Collection, Dansville, NY