Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Orange Hibiscus

This piece was created as a class sample for my Photo To Fiber class that I teach at The Quilt Scene here in Miami. I wanted to incorporate curved lines into my work since I normally use squares or rectangles to fill in the backgrounds. I laid the photo on a piece of tissue paper and just extended the lines of the hibiscus to make a pattern. I traced these lines onto freezer paper, cut them out and ironed them onto my fabric. I fused the pieces of fabric onto Decor Bond and then laid the photo on top and fused it down. The photo itself is a composite of the butterfly layered over the hibiscus image. I free motion quilted along the lines of the petals. I really enjoyed working this way and I'm pleased with the result.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Burano is what is called a sliced quilt or fractured quilt. That means it was constructed from a photo or image that was "sliced into sections". In our case, the image was divided into 12 equal parts, 8"x 10". This was a group project done by members of Miami Art Quilters; six of us participated so each of us had 2 sections of the image to reproduce. The chosen technique was raw edge applique. After all the sections were complete Michaele Shapiro had the daunting task of fitting them all together and Judy Momenzadeh quilted it. This piece was included in the Tactile Architecture exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in 2009. The other four members who worked on this piece are Pat Helmcamp, Elizabeth Janowitz, Anita Thompson and Stacy West. This piece is available for purchase, email inquiries to or leave a comment.