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End of Season

As I was struggling to move toward abstraction, a friend advised me to select a theme or motif, then make a quilt that was largely representational, then one that was semi-abstract. Finally try for a very abstract piece that nevertheless retained the key elements of the motif. 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 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.


End of Season I
36½" x 31½", 2014
Private collection
End of Season II
24½" x 19½, 2014
End of Season III
25½" x 18", 2015
Private collection
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