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Feng Shui,

Healing Energy 

“Who You Are” Quilts

Enduring Love
Enduring Love

This Feng Shui wall hanging was conceived jointly by the recipient and me, using a word association technique that forces the brain to think intuitively and creatively. I often use this technique with “Who You Are,” Feng Shui and other custom quilts. The words from my associations that resonated with the recipient were “silk, white, red and heartbeat.” Then the person got an image of a row of five hearts. From this, I designed the quilt.

Sybolisms include green heart chakra, red from love/relationship gua in Feng Shui, white and purple for the crown chakra and Divine energy, extension of ECG heartbeat from edge to edge for infinity/enduring. The geometric design in white silk spells “enduring love” in Morse code. The center symbol is for love.

Embellished with Swarovsky pearls and crystals, plus red quilting for the heartbeat. 3-D hearts. Green ombre center fabric. California.

 

On the Wings of a Crane
On the Wings of a Crane

Chakra colored feathers; Crane (Chinese/Feng Shui) border & quilting. Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Sold through Quilts, Ltd. in Arizona. Location of quilt unknown.

 

Kundalini Branch - A "Who You Are" quilt
Kundalini Branch – A “Who You Are” quilt

A “Who You Are” quilt made for someone who is moving to northern New England and feels very attracted to mountains, ice and snow. She is intuitive and full of love. Family names include LaBranch and LeBois (wood). Silver metallic fabric, silver metallic thread used in snowflake quilting design, 3rd eye chakra colors, crown chakra colored Swarovski crystals, jewel tones, Divine Love and Intuition symbolism. Suggested to recipient that she place something earthen and something representing fire near the wall hanging (e.g., a candle in a ceramic holder), and to keep the area clear of clutter. This will bring all five Feng Shui elements together (earth & fire in the candle), water represented by the blue color and snow/ice, wood represented by the trees and metal in the metallic thread and fabric. This will enhance the energy of the area and create attraction for positive chi. The purple color and silver metallic threads are also associated with the wealth and prosperity “gua” or area of a space. She may choose to place it in that section of her home or room. New Hampshire.

 

A "Who You Are" Custom Quilt
A “Who You Are” Custom Quilt

My “Who You Are” quilts are art quilts with many symbolic references to the person’s interests, personality, values and other characteristics. They are not “in your face,” but the individual knows of the symbols. In this quilt the white and purple silk, indigo blue and pearls refer to her ability to connect with Universal or Divine energy. The light blue represents the Throat Chakra and her ability to communicate and teach. There are numerous references in the quilt to the balance between feminine/masculine, right and left brain thought, yin/yang: Frilly petals in center fabric with linear lines and shapes; swirling lines of quilting with tight circles of quilting (stones/grounding). The predominant color reminds one of amber. In metaphysics, amber is thought to be simultaneously calming and energizing (which is an excellent description of this person), as well as to assist in clarifying thought and manifesting desires. New York.

Cosmic Heart
Cosmic Heart

Cosmic Heart incorporates a predominance of pink for the love/partnership gua in Feng Shui, as well as green and purple for the heart and crown chakras. The overall heart-themed quilting is done in a deep purple thread and the binding is a matching purple. Piecing for the background consists of hexagonal kaleidoscopes made from 6 triangles cut from the same location within the fabric design. Symbolism for the recipient was that while the heart has lost some strips, the shape has remained constant, still radiating love, now in both pink and green stripes. The piece was made to remind the person (after break up of a romantic relationship) of her intention to stay in the energy of unbroken love – that love is still whole.

Piecing, applique.

 

Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis

Healing energy references include change (butterfly), all the chakra colors (roughly in order), bamboo which is hollow allowing for flow of chi and which grows quickly, swirling energy flow, red jasper beads for earth and root chakra. Embellishment includes applique, beads, 3-D butterflies, oil paint. Arizona.

 

Balance
Balance

Chakra colors; applique; air & earth elements; many references to extremes balanced by heart chakra green quilting & Divine Energy white color & spiral, wavy quilting. Sold through Quilts, Ltd. in Arizona. Location of quilt is unknown.

Bear's Eye
Bear’s Eye

A “Who You Are” wall hanging for a Native person whose Indian name is Bear’s Eye. North Dakota.

 

Kundalini Spark
Kundalini Spark

Kundalini Spark has many references to the meeting of two people, two souls. It is another “Who You Are” quilt, this time for an important moment in time for a couple. Included are heart chakra colors and symbols, Feng Shui colors, elements of earth and cosmos, male and female (burlap and purple dupioni silk), Divine energy, the lightening strike of kundalini energy felt when the couple first touched, and much more. Arizona.

 

Sedona Vortex
Sedona Vortex

Strong circular movement. Kaleidoscope piecing, applique and cording embellishment. Germany.

 

Stampede
Stampede

Strong lateral movement (for stagnant energy), 3-D “puffy” appliqued squares. Sold through Quilts, Ltd in Arizona. Location of quilt unknown.

 

Fire and Rain
Fire and Rain

Vertical energy movement, fire & water elements, cording embellishment. Sold through Quilts, Ltd. in Arizona. Location of quilt unknown.

 

Chi
Chi

Bamboo symbol with hollow core for chi energy flow & rapid, healthy growth; chakra colors; bleached branch & bead embellishment. Sold through Quilts, Ltd. in Arizona. Location of quilt unknown.

 

Custom Asian Feng Shui Quilt for CFO
Custom Asian Feng Shui Quilt for CFO

A Feng Shui quilt for Wealth and Prosperity. Symbols include gold metallic fabric, purple, chrysanthemums, cranes, number 8; placed in wealth & prosperity corner of office (yes, significant change in finances after hanging of quilt!) New York.

 

Embroidered Chakra Banner
Embroidered Chakra Banner

Chakra symbols are embroidered directly onto fabric; not patches. Arizona.

 

Rocky Point
Rocky Point

Pictorial quilt incorporating chakra colors roughly in order, purple Divine Energy flash, applique, thread painting & piping. Sold through Quilts, Ltd. in Arizona. Location of quilt is unknown.

 

Flower Power
Flower Power

Flowers constructed of same image in two colors (pink, tangerine) to encourage love and togetherness, swirling blue background and redish thread painting give lots of energy. Sold through Quilts, Ltd. in Arizona. Location of quilt unknown.

Memory, Southwestern

Other Custom Quilts

 

Manhattan Metro
Manhattan Metro

Piecing, applique, dense quilting. New York.

 

Memory Quilt
Memory Quilt

Memory quilt for a couple. Made entirely of pictorial fabrics, with both outer & inner portions of each block representing memories for the couple. Rhode Island.

 

Sacred Geometry
Sacred Geometry

Pieced with kaleidoscopic hexagons. Couple chose the two primary fabrics from several pairs of fabric I presented. Always nice surprises. This is not a fabric I would be drawn to, but it worked perfectly and I love the results. They were very pleased as well. Arizona.

 

Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk

This quilt makes use of pages from a discarded interior design fabric sample book. Arizona.

 

Custom Military 3 Panel Banner Quilt
Custom Military 3 Panel Banner Quilt

Made for WWII Navy veterans annual reunion, vets & families signed in white areas, promotes togetherness & love among the men & their families. New England.

 

Love Is in the Air
Love Is in the Air

Whimsical applique of fabric leaves in heart shape and imitation lamb’s ear leaves. Piecing uses David Butler fabrics with batik. Arizona.

 

Navajo Maze
Navajo Maze

Navajo basket maze pattern for quilting, Southwest theme fabrics, hexagonal “kaleidoscope” construction

Embellishment: Beads, feathers, leather cord, piping. Sold through Quilts, Ltd in Arizona. Location of quilt unknown.

 

Southwest Triad
Southwest Triad

Quilting includes Southwest dreamcatcher, gecko & kokopelli patterns

Embellishment: beads, feathers, leather cord, oil paint. Sold through Quilts, Ltd. in Arizona. Location of quilt unknown.

 

Tres Geckos
Tres Geckos

Southwestern themed quilt with slightly 3D/puffy geckos appliqued on a pieced background of colorful fabrics, surrounded by a turquoise batik border. Original design by Dale Domingue.

Piecing, Applique, Embellishment (red Swarovski “pearls” on geckos). Quilted in variegated (multicolored) thread in a SW style sun pattern. Sold through Quilts, Ltd. in Arizona. Location of quilt is unknown.

 

Lotus Mandala Dream
Lotus Mandala Dream

Quilting is in dreamcatcher pattern

Embellishment: Red jasper & other beads, feathers, oil paint. Arizona.

 

Memory Quilt
Memory Quilt

Batik fabric background with circle appliques of pictorial fabric representing couple’s memories. Arizona.

Camera angle distorts quilt. Quilt really IS straight and square!

 

Quail Family
Quail Family

Made from a “Cactus Quilts” design. Arizona.

 

 

Functional Quilts &

Table Runners

Personalized Crib Quilt
Personalized Crib Quilt

Traded with someone for dog sitting. Thanks, Nick. This will be a gift for a friend of the recipient.

Tucson, AZ

 

Indian Corn King Quilt/Bedspread
Indian Corn King Quilt/Bedspread

Oversized king quilt appropriate for top quilt with extra thick mattresses or as bedspread with thinner mattresses without pillow tops.  Quilting is in Southwest sun theme in variegated color thread. Back is same mottled blue as shown in border. Sold through Quilt Gallery, Ltd in Arizona. Location of quilt unknown.

 

Child's Twin Bed Quilt
Child’s Twin Bed Quilt

Made use of whimsical fabric panel. Donated to a camp for children with terminal illness.

 

Crib Quilt for Caroline
Crib Quilt for Caroline

This was my first quilt! Made from a simple block design in batik fabric for my granddaughter Caroline.

 

Modern Table Runner
Modern Table Runner

Made from David Butler fabrics to match the couple’s home decor. Similar to a Pinterest table runner selected by the recipient as a suggestion of what she liked. This is a popular way for customers to give me ideas of what they want. Rhode Island.

Custom Table Runner
Custom Table Runner

Table runner with coffee themed fabric. Australia.

 

Custom Quarter Arc Lap Quilt
Custom Quarter Arc Lap Quilt

Customer working out of emotional turmoil & toward self acceptance, green & blue relaxing colors with pink to encourage self-love as well as love for others, use of abstract “heart” fabric. New York

 

SKS Sunburst Auction Quilt
SKS Sunburst Auction Quilt

Lap Quilt. Donation raffle quilt to benefit Storm King School, batik fabric pieced in Judy Neimeyer design. Florida

Photo angle distorts; quilt really IS straight & square

 

Lap Quilt
Lap Quilt

Lap quilt made as wedding gift. Batiks, including hounds-tooth for British couple. England.

 

Custom Diagonal Square King
Custom Diagonal Square King

King bed quilt, no special symbols. New York.

 

Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy for Kids Raffle Quilt
Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy for Kids Raffle Quilt

Lap Quilt. Bargello piecing design with leaping fox applique (logo of recipient non-profit organization)

 

Quarter arc lap quilt
Quarter arc lap quilt

Several customers have requested this design. Arizona.

 

Tucson Folk Festival Raffle Quilt
Tucson Folk Festival Raffle Quilt

Lap Quilt. Quilting pattern is folk instruments; appliqued instruments are enlarged quilting design with quilting to represent strings & various details of instruments; center includes festival art work printed on fabric as an applique

 

Queen Bed Quilt
Queen Bed Quilt

Custom quilt using jewel tones and feature fabrics with tree & wood references. New Hampshire.

 

1st in a series of 4 Lap Quilts sold through Gallerie Quilts in Evergreen, CO
1st in a series of 4 Lap Quilts.

Interior fabrics are batik. Bear paw quilting design. Sold through Gallerie Quilts in Colorado. Location of quilt unknown.

 

2nd in a series of 4 Lap Quilts.
2nd in a series of 4 Lap Quilts.

Interior fabrics are batik. Bear paw quilting design. Sold through Gallerie Quilts in Colorado. Location of quilt unknown.

 

3rd in series of Lap Quilts
3rd in series of Lap Quilts

Interior fabrics are batik. Bear paw quilting design. Sold through Gallerie Quilts in Colorado. Location of quilt unknown.

 

4th in series of Lap Quilts.
4th in series of Lap Quilts.

Interior fabrics are batik. Bear paw quilting design. Sold through Gallerie Quilts in Colorado. Location of quilt unknown.