Friday, October 12, 2018

Heavy on the Metal inspired by


Heavy on the Metal fabric line was designed with these wall quilts in mind. My other color palate that has earned me the most recognition in the quilt world. This dress hangs in my studio ‘Dress Up’ 2012 was made for a gallery show


Home is Where Your Story Begins won a prize in the Quilt Alliance Contest. This is one of my favorite pieces that I have ever created. It’s in a private collection.


Metal Measures won my biggest prize in the Quilt Alliance contest. It hangs in the Handi Quilter headquarters office in Utah. 


This photo is a little blurry, but you get the idea. This was made for the Quilt Alliance contest to celebrate their 20th anniversary. 20 Dresses. Those are 5” custom made zippers in between each little black dress. It’s one of my favorites. It’s owned by Meg Cox.


The iconic typewriter. I am teaching a class at Craft Napa in January on how to make this wall quilt using this unique palette of colors


This postcard was the beginning of this adventure. Virginia Spiegel gave me some great advice years ago to start a series of quilts with these colors with metal embellishments in about 2006. This is 4x6 inches.


Hardware: a few of my favorite metal embellishments!


Metal Measures makes for my famous log cabin wall quilt. This is my rendition and it’s hand drawn and has metallic silver on it. 
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An alphabet with symbols. Typewriter Keys. There is enough spacing between the letters to make typewriter keys. They are also metallic and have a subtle shimmer.


Play on words is what this line is all about and my obsession for metal. Low volume white, red, and white with black. So fun!

Rebel Quilter - collage, also has metallic elements. All hand drawn. The red is gorgeous although hard to see in this photo

And the icing on the cake - pedal to the Metal - zippers! Easy to sew without the fear of breaking a needle. So excited! Heavy on the Metal by RJR Fabrics debuts at Fall Quilt Market and ships to stores in February 2019. Dream realized. 


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