sweet summer breeze caresses my face, and small waves on the pond
gently kiss the lily pad."
Techniques: The water background was created by machine piecing strips of silk fabrics. The printed cotton flower and lily pad raw-edged applique was fused to the pieced water background. Quilting was done using the machine free-motion technique.
and cotton fabrics were used. Threads used were nylon invisible
thread, cotton and rayon threads (Sulky, Isacord, and Maderia). Batting
used was Thermore polyester batting.
Pond" and "Happiness
Is ..." were
seen in the invitational Keiko
and Friends: Art Quilts exhibit. The "Keiko
and Friends: Art Quilts" exhibit featured artwork by contemporary
Japanese quilt artists, Keiko Goke and Mariko Akizuki, as well as works
by over 50 international quilt artists. The exhibit was hosted
by the Kavanagh
Gallery, March 4 - April 23, 2005, at the Fine Line Creative Art
Center, St. Charles, IL.