During my presentation, I'll discuss how I select gems that qualify as “divas and drama queens” and what they teach us about how to add sparkle to any art quilt. I’ll use my large-format work, as well as the actual art quilts inspired by specific gems. I’ll talk about the techniques to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials I use to create the wash of color and light across a gem's surface, and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem's facets. And, as so often happens with any artist's decades-long journey, I'll share what I’ve learned from my leap from the Corporate Life and into the Creative Life.
Refreshments and viewing at 6:30 PM. Lecture/Trunk show begins at 7:00 PM. Please sign up early as space is limited.