Gallery - Kaleidoscope Quilts
For the time involved in scopes, I prefer some level of control, while still having room for
I've written more on this development process.
Stellar Crystal explores the kaleidoscope as an image source. The
piece was commissioned for the Executive Director of the Hands on
Science Outreach organization, as she has an interest art and
science, loved jewel tones and scopes. 48" x 48" Completed in 2006.
Quilt in private collection.
Machine pieced, machine appliqued, machine quilted, hand
embellished with beads and crystals.
Paula, You Don't Have to Worry
Paula was made as part of a guild challenge and was my first kaleidoscope quilt.
Paula Nadelstern has made a name for herself in this style and published a number of books on it.
I tried the technique and thought that I would never do this again. As you can see, things change.
I will admit that I do not plan the fabric choices as precisely as she does. I love the way the work can
talk back to me. 36" by 24.5". Quilt in private collection.
Lighting the Darkness
11 feet wide by 2 1/2 feet tall. 2007.
Work made for Riderwood Retirement Community.
Art is meant for display during Chanukah and Advent.
Fibers used include commercial cotton fabrics, hand dyed cotton fabrics,
cotton woven Guatemalan fabrics, organza, hand painted organza, tulle.
Parts of the work have been hand painted with oil sticks or Jacquard Lumiere paints (see a detail image).
Couched decorative threads used on some pieces. Hand beading applied with glass and plastic beads. Machine quilted.
Notecards of this piece are available.