Scroll downward to see images of her work through the years from the latest to the earliest.
Autumn Leaves 15"w X 17"h 2017
The beauty of autumn leaves inspired me to gather and prepare them for application to fabric using adhesives, glazes, colored pencils and machine stitching.
The New Normal? 28¼"w X 24"h 2016
This work is a larger version of a drawing I made of a forest fire many years ago. I liked it too much to discard, so with global warming and an increasing number of forest fires world wide, I felt compelled to create the drawing as a full size quilt.
Mterials: Cotton and synthetic fabrics, wool felt, cotton and decorative threads, permanent chalks and inks.
Snow Fall 14½"w X 11¼"h 2016
Cotton, metallic fabrics, chalk, acrylic, colored pencils, hand and machine sewing.
Frosty Forest Floor 16"w X 11½"h 2016
Natural materials were gathered, dried, pressed, and glued to fabruc covered felt enhanced wuth a variety of paints, then quilted with metalic thread and bound to the back fabric. This work was inspired by the endless beauty and diversity of late fall leaves and other plants.
Aloha 25"w X 30"h 2016
This Hawaiian hula dancer greets guests, or tourists, arriving at the seaport with “Aloha”, meaning hello, welcome, or farewell. She is adorned with leis, or wreaths of flowers, an integral part of Hawaiian culture, as she stands in the warm water along the shoreline amongst the rocks and pebbles.
Grandmother's Begonia 22½"w X 18½"h 2016
Since my own children were small, they have been awed by the beauty of the begonia where it bloomed on a stand in one corner of their Grandmotherís home. Now, with her passing, it still blooms faithfully twice a year in my home, seemingly happy in the same root bound pot. Truly a feast for the eyes.
In Loving Memory 17"w X 17"h 2016
Flowers play an especially significant role in honoring our loved ones. This mother and daughter carry flowers in remembrance of someone special in their lives. The central blossom is a Wood Anemone called “Windflower”, whose buds turns upward toward the sun as they open, its petals tinged with pink or blue along the edges.
Australia 36"w X 48"h 2015
Cotton with fabric ink.
Drumbeats 59"w X 59"h 2015
Silk noil, wool, glass beads, wood, acrylic paint, cotton backing. Originally created in 1991, remodeled in 2015.
Rainbow 49½"w X 26"h 2014
This quilt was designed and constructed for the SAFE/Jasper Mountain Home for children. We see rainbows when sunlight is refracted by rain, breaking the light into its spectrum of colors. This quilt can be used as an educational tool to familiarize children with the relationship of the primary and secondary colors, as well as lend an area of color to the new indoor recreation room. The building in the center of the quilt, nestled among the trees, is from a drawing of the additions and newly remodeled areas of that facility.
My Secret Hideaway 43½"w X 33½"h 2014
In late summer, by a secluded river inlet that forms a pond, leaves, twigs and other debris glint and glimmer in the afternoon sun, now very low in the afternoon sky. A golden glow back lights the falling leaves. This is my quiet retreat near the end of a busy day. Materials are cotton and synthetic fabrics, paints, and Stitchless fabric glue. Machine stitched and quilted.
The Tonic of Wildness 35½"w X 22"h 2013
This work was inspired by Henry David Thoreau's "Walden", or "Life in the Woods", with excerpts as follows:
"We need the tonic of wildness. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild. — We can never get enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, — and some life pasturing freely where we never wander."
Materials include commercial cottons, silk noile, sueded cloth, fusible materials and glue, fabric paints and dyes, velvet, and metallic synthetics. Construction methods include both machine and hand sitching.
Tactile Adventure 45"w X 16"h 2013
This piece has been an adventure using my own hand dyed silk, enhanced with multiple colored threads and yarns in a variety of textures, plus wire installed at intervals.
Under Water 16" diameter 2013
This work evolved spontaneously with no preconceived notion of what it should be. It seemed to suggest water, hence the title. Cotton and synthetic fabrics and threads, beads, construction by hand and machine.
The Emu & the Kangaroo 36½"w X 40½"h 2013
Emu & Kangaroo was created for Jean's first great grandchild, born in Australia in July 2013.
Salmon Spawning 36"w X 29"h 2013
This ceremonial cape, in the style of the Pacific Northwest Indian cultures, illustrates the ultimate goal of the salmon, to reproduce. It was created for the Aullwood Audubon's quilt show, "Seasons of Life."
Pearl of the Planets 34"w X 43"h 2012
Small quiltlets surround the Pearl with it's atmosphere, water, land, and life forms, including human. Materials consist of commercial and hand dyed cotton and synthetic fabrics and threads, ink, stain, and paints, layered with cottong batting. Construction is by hand and machine.
Cosmic Speedway 47"w X 34½"h 2012
This grid is an adaptation of a technique developed by Ellen Adams, as described in her article, "Shattered Quilts", published in Threads Magazine in March 1999. It involves an image cut into anchor blocks, then offset repeat of the same image inserted between the anchor blocks. In this piece, the effect is of celestial objects speeding through space.
Black Scrap: A Study 21½"w X 15½"h 2012
This piece resulted when a scrap from a larger work was used rather than discarded.
Nine Sisters 24"w X 28"h 2011
A portrait finish construction makes the art work seem to float against a sky blue background. Cotton fabrics, cotton and polyester threads.
The next nine are interpretions of selected stories from Winnie the Pooh
and The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne and illustrator Ernest H. Shepard.
Winnie The Pooh (1 of 9) 22"w X 18½"h 2011
Preparing for winter.
Eeyore (2 of 9) 22"w X 18½"h 2011
Receiving two birthday presents from Piglet and Pooh.
Tigger (3 of 9) 22"w X 18½"h 2011
Rescuing Rabbit, lost in the mist.
Piglet (4 of 9) 22"w X 18½"h 2011
Escaping Owl's house, Piglet runs for help.
Kanga and Baby Roo (5 of 9) 22"w X 18½"h 2011
Watching Roo's jumping lessons at the sandy pit.
Owl (6 of 9) 22"w X 18½"h 2011
Moving into Piglet's former house.
The Expotition (7 of 9) 22"w X 18½"h 2011
Pole found to rescue Roo from stream with 'Rox'.
Rabbit (8 of 9) 22"w X 18½"h 2011
Wondering, "What is a Backson?" at Christopher Robbin's house.
The Enchanted Place (9 of 9) 22"w X 18½"h 2011
Saying goodbye as childhood and stories end.
Cheese Tasting 28"w X 35"h 2010
This work was designed in response to a photograph received for the Tactile Expressions theme show entitled "Full Circle." Based on the old parlor game called telephone, but here interpreted by passing on a photograph instead of a verbal statement, each recipient of a photo interpreted it in fabric. The photograph I received featured cheeses from other countries.
Body Maintenance 43"w X 39"h 2010
As an elderly woman, more and more of my time during any day is spent in body maintenance. As a child of the great depression, frugality is a way of life, so reduce, reuse, recycle is nothing new. All fabrics and packaging materials were previously used. Only adhesives were purchased.
Colors Under Light 84"w X 37½"h 2009
A spectrum of colors creates a film of floodlights and shadows playing over the surface of this work. It was inspired by the studio background wall seen on the PBS television show “Bill Moyer’s Journal”.
Sizzles 14"w X 19"h 2009
A pair of place mats for the table or the wall.
Uptown 14"w X 19"h 2009
A pair of place mats for the table or the wall.
Mixed Bag 23½"w X 34"h 2007
Words on each side of the comedy/tragedy mask list some of the hundreds of positive/negative aspects of the human condition as well as the quotation, an original statement by husband Terry, appliqued on the bag held by the figure.
Taste the Wine & The Bread and the Wine each 9"w X 16"h 2007
Companion pieces depicting secular and sacramental use of wine.
Beatitude 23"w X 37½"h 2006
The text says, "Blessed Are the Hyper-Rich, For They Shall Inherit the Earth, and Pay No Taxes on the Inheritance".
Fabrics embedded with sparkles, a skirt of gold colored fabrics and heavily machine embroidered with appliqued dollar signs express the theme.
Shoreline 22½"w X 16½"h 2006
Metallic fabrics, fabric paints to raise the appliqued white caps of the sea, the sandy beach of cottons heavily quilted, and line after line of machine stitches in graded shades of sea and sky give a textured sense of reality to the mother and child as they wade.
Studies in Metallics I each 10"w X 10"h 2006
|Blue ||Black & White|
Studies in Metcallics II each 10"w X 10"h 2005
From the Vine & Red Wine each 10"w X 20"h 2006
Companion pieces of cotton, metallics, and fusibles.
33 Fish 10"w X 9"h 2005
Silk and synethics and other fusibles.
Before White Men Came 30"w X 20"h 2005
The Inland Valleys People in what is now Oregon made winter dwellings of easily gathered materials such as poles, planks, bark and brush. Quilt materials are cotton fabrics fused to Fuse2fuse interfacing, polyester and rayon yarns, net, fabric pens, paint, and glue, creating a heavily textured scene. Construction is by sewing machine.
Ding Dong Bell 45"w X 38"h 2005
“Ding, dong, bell, Pussy’s in the well. Who put her in? Little Johnny Green. Who pulled her out? Little Tommy Stout. What a naughty boy was that, To try to drown poor pussy cat, Who ne’er did him any harm, But killed all the mice in the farmer’s barn.”
Grass Fire 25"w X 16½h 2005
Hot Rain 14"w X 17½"h 2005
This piece of my own hand-dyed silk seemed to suggest acid rain splashes.
Inside Neurons 34"w X 34½"h 2005
Touch a hot stove, we pull away. The skin itches, we scratch it. Feel hungry, we eat. We are only aware of responses to our unseen nervous system which is high specialized, complex, and absolutely essential to life. Expressed here is the neuron and its processes. These specialized impulse conducting cells are the functional unit of the nervous system.
Passions of the Heart 22"w X 35"h 2005
Our passions may speed up the heart or slow it down, yet we commonly refer to our emotions with such cliches as “She wearsher heart on her sleeve", “Cheating heart”, or “My heart bleeds for you&rdquo. Colors are often attached to the emotions, such as “I'm green with envy&rdquo and many more.
Frogs Frolic 35"w X 25"h 2004
“The frog's life is most jolly, my lads; he has no care who shall fill his cup; for he has drink to spare.”
There Once was a Puffin 37"w X 22"h 2004
It is essential to read the poem by Florence Page Jacques that is written on the seashells to understand why a puffin would be eating pancakes instead of his usual diet of little fishes.
Bullfrog Ballerina, with Butterflies, Beetles, and Other Bugs 19"w X 19"h 2003
This frog has a tu-tu of pink net, her skin has raised dots and lines of fabric paint, with many other heavily textured features including the fringed side edges suggesting a stage curtain, all to express this whimsical interpretation of a frog catching her prey.
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime 29"w X 42"h 2003
The incongruity between the influence of American culture of today in Italy and medieval architecture of long ago struck me as both ridiculous and sublime. Here you see an arrow indicating a one-way street next to a poster of Larry Hagman, an American actor, hawking chewing gum in stark contrast to a view of the leaning Tower of Pizza and surrounding medieval Christian architecture.
Gray May Day 36"w X 38"h 2003
“April showers bring May flowers” but in Oregon it just keeps on raining.
Quilt on a Quilt 27½"w X 21"h 2002
Abstract elements of a garden with a view of a river beyond.
Sand Castles 35"w X 47"h 2002
Three of Jean's grandchildren build castles in the sand at dusk, their dream castle appearing on the horizon as the sun sets.
Signature 11"w X 26"h 2002
Needle & Thread 14"w X 12½"h 2001
The human hand, with its opposing thumb and forefinger, is the most capable of that of all primates. Here it is superimposed on a background of raised pin-tucks representing a fingerprint.
Iris Nymph 30"w X 17"h 2000
Waterfall 7"w X 18"h 2000
Lucile Remembered 60"w X 30"h 2000
A tribute to Jean's mother from babyhood to her death at age 88.
In a Dark and Quiet Pool 43"w X 26½"h 1999
Microcircuit 21"w X 23"h 1999
Spring Run 42"w X 17"h 1999
Glacier Bay 57"w X 22"h 1996
In the permanent collection at Peacehealth's Barger Medical Building.
Cutting Edges 40"w X 54"h 1995
Leaves on a Pond 42"w X 34"h 1995
Trees are reflected on a quiet leaf covered pond. The leaves are raw-edged cutout fabrics machine tacked to the surface of the quilt.
Light Shining Through I & II 30"w X 60"h each 1995
A Walk in the Woods 34"w X 15"h 1994
A sample composition for clients who commissioned work based on this model.
They Can’t Opt for Bottled Water 39"w X 37"h 1994
This mandala showing two circles of fish in increasing states of disorientation, swimming in increasingly polluted water in an ever more threatening environment, expresses my concern for the destruction of fish habitat.
Going, Going ... or Coming Back 52"w X 41"h 1992
Ominous reds and blues represent man's encroachment into earth's life-giving forests. Meager attempts to reverse the destruction are shown with green and black striped bands. Various fabrics of cotton are treated with acryllic paint, dye, pastel chalk, and glitter. All construction and other embellishments are by sewing machine.
Raggedy Anna Banana 95"w X 48"h 1992
RX for Earth 95"w X 48"h 1992
Winds of Change 44"w X 56"h 1992
Seminole Swirl 39" diameter 1992
Sugarplum 39" diameter 1991
Transition 71"w X 45"h 1991
A comission to create a work for the Campbell Senior Center in Eugene that emphasized outdoor activities, this piece also represents the transition in life that seniors experience, with the time of day being either dawn or dusk.
Untitled Study 39"w X 26"h 1991
Celestial Spectrum 50"w X 59"h 1990
Galaxies whirl in the infinity of the universe.
Spirit of Amerigo Vespucci 47"w X 54"h 1990
Exploration, discovery, and commerce from the time of Christopher Columbus to the launching of the Magellan spacecraft are represented.
Old Growth 56"w X 38½"h 1990
The Fire 54"w X 32"h 1990
Aftermath 53"w X 32"h 1990
Rejuvenation - The World 52"w X 34"h 1990
End of the Tree Series
Thailand Fling 32" diameter 1989
Pieces from a Thai dancing skirt, other glitzy fabrics, and beads reflect the Thai love for glitter shown throughout their public buildings and culture.
The Spawning 43"w X 32"h 1989
Three salmon are depicted here in fresh water, the role of reproduction being fulfilled. Identical in outline and overlapping, you can find the least visible by tracing backward from the spawning vent.
Iridescent Gemstones 42"w X 41"h 1988
Inspired by a fiery opal purchased in Australia. Cotton, polyester, and silk.
Night Flight Over a City 57"w X 72"h 1988
Inspired by many flights with my husband at night in a small plane.