Stitched Works



Ragged Series
(On-going series)

Small stitched works inspired by the colors, textures shapes and lines of rural Northern Lancaster County, PA. Seeking to explore the deep beauty that is found in our ragged imperfections. 
 


 'Ragged #11'
3.5" x 5.5"
Assorted hand painted cloth
Hand stitched
Mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 6" x 8"



'Ragged #10'
4" x 5.75"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 6" x 8".




'Ragged #9'
3.5" x 5"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 6" x 8".




'Ragged #8'
4" x 5.75"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Mounted onto handmade Nujabi paper, 6" x 8".




'Ragged #7'
5" x 7.25"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 8" x 10".




'Ragged #6'
4" x 5.5"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 5" x 7".




'Ragged #5'
2.75" x 4.25"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Double mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 3" x 5" / 5" x 7".




'Ragged #4'
2.5" x 4"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Double mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 3.5" x 5" / 5" x 7".




'Ragged #3'
4.25" x 5"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Double mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 5.25" x 7" / 6.25" x 8.75".




'Ragged #2'
5" x 6.5"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 6" x 8.75".




'Ragged #1'
4" x 5.5"
Assorted hand painted cloth.
Hand stitched.
Mounted onto Nujabi handmade paper, 5" x 7.5".


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Shunned Series

Small stitched works visually inspired from the local worn and weathered barns that I photograph in Northern Lancaster County and surrounding areas. Stitched while contemplating that, (and those) which are rejected, discarded, abandoned, deemed unworthy... But which deserve love, respect, honor, dignity, and understanding.



"Labeled"
7.5" x 6"
Stained and scorched vintage grain sack fabrics and bits of vintage book cloth.
Machine and hand stitched.


"Omitted"
5.5" x 5.75"
Stained and scorched vintage grain sack fabrics and bits of vintage book cloth.
Machine and hand stitched.


"Fragile"
7" x 4.5"
Stained and scorched vintage grain sack fabrics and bits of vintage book cloth.
Machine and hand stitched.


'Broken'
3" x 3"
Stained and scorched vintage grain sack fabrics and bits of vintage book cloth.
Machine and hand stitched.




"Hidden"
5.75" x 5"
Stained and scorched vintage grain sack fabrics and bits of vintage book cloth.
Machine and hand stitched.


"Exiled"
6.25" x 5.25"
Stained and scorched vintage grain sack fabrics and bits of vintage book cloth.
Machine and hand stitched.



"Discarded"
8.5" x 4.25"
Stained and scorched vintage grain sack fabrics and bits of vintage book cloth.
Machine and hand stitched.


"Homeless"
5" x 5.25"
Stained and scorched vintage grain sack fabrics and bits of vintage book cloth.
Machine and hand stitched.


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Modern Improv Quilts

Modern quilts inspired by the current political climate and the rural landscape that surrounds me.



'You Plow You're Field and I'll Plow Mine'
18.75" x 25""
Shot cotton fabrics.
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.




'Just Beneath the Surface'
19" x 25.25"
Shot cotton fabrics.
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.




'The Downward Flow of Water'
19.25" x 25.5"
Shot cotton fabrics.
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.




'Up'
19.25" x 24.25"
Shot cotton fabrics.
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Hand quilted.


'Divided'
21.25" x 31.5"
Cotton fabrics.
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Hand quilted.


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Shirt Quilts 

Abstract improv quilts made from repurposed men's shirts. 



'Shirt Quilt #1'
14.5" x 19"
Cotton and linen
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.



'Shirt Quilt #2'
18.5" x 29"
Cotton and linen
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.



'Shirt Quilt #3'
20.5" x 22.5"
Cotton.
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.



'Shirt Quilt #4'
17.5" x 20.5"
Cotton.
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.




'Shirt Quilt #5'
30.5" x 33"
Cotton and linen
Freehand cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.


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Lancaster County Quilts

Minimalistic abstract quilts inspired by the backroads of rural Lancaster County, PA. All of the quilts are named after local roads. 

"Brunners Grove"
23.75" x 23.75"
Cotton fabrics.
freehand and straight edge cut. Machine pieced. Machine and hand appliquéd. Machine quilted.



"Mohns Hill"
21" x 18.25"
Cotton fabrics.
freehhand and straight edge cut. Machine pieced. Machine and hand appliquéd. Machine quilted.



"Tobacco Road"
21" x 32"
Cotton fabrics.
Freehand and straight edge cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.



"Windy Mansion Road"
27.5" x 28"
Cotton fabrics.
Freehand and straight edge cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.



"Union Grove Road"
19" x 25"
Cotton fabrics.
Freehand and straight edge cut. Machine pieced. Machine quilted.


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Objects of Curiosity 

This series is an attempt to honor the ordinary and often overlooked and/or discarded, by exploring the effect of adding cloth and stitch, and how that otherwise simple act can cause one to pause and take a second look.

"Exhibit A"
Small glass apothecary bottle purchased in an old hardware store. 



"Exhibit B"
Small glass bottle found at local vintage shop. 




"Exhibits C & D"
Found stick and river rock. 



"Exhibits E, F & G"
Small vintage metal scissors purchased at a parking lot pop-up flea market. 



"Exhibit H"
Vintage painting trowel once belonging to my grandfather. 


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Objects of Comfort

Small hand stitched and embellished works of fabric over hard shell fragments and stones. These pieces were created out of a desire to join together bits of humble things that I have collected over the years creating a talisman of some sort that can be held in one's hand or placed in one's pocket. 


'Objects of Comfort'
Found stone, cotton fabrics, cotton thread, beads, buttons, wire.




'Objects of Comfort'
Hard clam shell fragments, cotton fabrics, cotton thread, beads, buttons, wire.




'Objects of Comfort'
Hard clam shell fragments, cotton fabrics, cotton thread, beads, buttons, wire.




"Objects of Comfort"
Featured on the Cover of Quilting Arts Magazine, February/March 2018, 
issue 91







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