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    Gated Community VIII          Size: 40" x 40"
Inspired by an ornate gate surrounding a church in the heart of downtown Houston. Though the gates were locked, a huge flock of black birds
enjoyed taking over the church yard. While delicate songbirds are becoming endangered, common city birds have increased by 25%.
Dyed, painted, silkscreened & embroidered on silks stitched with free-motion embroidery.

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War Ripples detail
The images on the border were based on the
Japanese at the Manzanar Relocation Camp,
where approximately 10,000 Japanese Americans were interned.

War Ripples detail

    War Ripples          Size: 62" x 55"
While teaching in Japan, I visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome). The destruction of
WWII overwhelmed me. Amazingly, the Japanese have rebuilt the city with an emphasis on peace. In our country, during WWII, Japanese people
were placed in internment camps, mostly in California. This quilt was made to honor the Japanese families, for their losses and difficulties as a
result of WWII.

"War Ripples" won Best of Show at the Focus on Fiber 2011, at Betz Gallery. It was juried into the Japan Quilt Grand Prix, a Tokyo Quilt Show.
Hand painted on silk, soy wax on builldings to create crackle texture, ink-jet printing. Borders are silkscreened. Free motion machine embroidered
and machine quilted.

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Native Lands detail
    Native Lands          Size: 51" x 44"
The deep, rich colors of the mountains surrounding Scottsdale, Arizona inspired this piece. Dominating the landscape, they provide a rich back-
ground for the ocotillo cactus. Hummingbirds buzz into the lush blooms. The border is representative of a map, and includes the colorful names
of nearby towns.
Fabrics: Silk charmeuse, cotton border, raw silk backing.
Techniques: Hand painted, free motion embroidery, silk resist, marbleized and printed.