I taught a quilting workshop at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium on May 30, entitled “Playtime Neighborhood in Fusible Applique”. In this class I teach the students to draw childlike houses, how to choose the colors so the house shows up on the background, how
“This is the Life #1”, 24″w x 22″h. I’ve made a whole series of “This is the Life” quilts, just using different colors. I teach a workshop where people learn to make the house and the borders using a curved piecing technique.
Anytime I can’t think of what to put on a quilt, it is natural for me to put houses. Its about my favorite subject, I don’t know why. Left: “Little Neighborhood”, 17″ w x 21″h. Right: “Frazzled“, 17″w x 18″h. Bottom photo: “Ragtag Houses”, 17″w
I have made many quilts over the years with houses on them. This is one of my most famous quilts. It is 81″ high x 66″ wide. I made it in 2001, and it has been published several times and won many awards. I made