As I was struggling to move toward abstraction, a friend suggested that I select
a theme or motif and use it in a first, representational, quilt; then to try a semi-abstract quilt that still retained the key elements or motif; and finally to move toward more abstraction, still retaining the elements that intrigued me in the first place. I love autumn and its colors, so I selected pumpkins
and red maple leaves as my autumn motif. The first quilt was done using Ruth
McDowell's precision piecing techniques. The second retained the shape and colors that I liked so well but lost the representational aspect. The third was done in a Sue Benner
workshop, where Sue had us seek inspiration for our abstracts from artists
whose work we admired. Karen Rosasco's paintings served as my inspiration.