Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tepeyac (Barbara's quilt)

20 x 27

I named this piece "Tepeyac" after the hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego in 1531 in what is now Mexico City. Tepeyac was the site of the temple of the goddess Tonanzin and it is the current location of the Basilica of the Virgin.

I finished my Madonna quilt today in what must be record time for me. I'm usually a dawdler, but I was inspired by Debra's dedication in completing "Continue" in such a short period of time.

I scrapped the bottom of the bead bowl for this one.
I embroidered over the skull motifs in this fabric, and put sequins over the eyes

Some of the skeleton limbs were beaded. I did a bit of seam embellishment.

A student gave me this beaded lizard bracelet. I knew I wanted to use it in a quilt from the beginning.

This has been a very gratifying project. I found myself thinking about it and planning it even when I wasn't working on it.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


50 x 40 inches
cotton fabrics, lace, trims, charms, transfer
machine pieced and embroidered
Entry in the art gallery show: Perspectives: Any way you look at it
Dedicated to my son, William Hurter

Now it is time to wait & see if it is chosen for the show! It's been a whirlwind experience, to say the least.