Archive for the ‘WIP (Work-In-Progress)’ Category


Posted by ewquilts on November 12, 2018 in WIP (Work-In-Progress) |

After an intensive year creatively, and personally – it seemed like a good time to take a break and turn back to the roots of what I love most about quilting – color, geometry, and tradition.  I am making Recalibration simply for the joy of making it, in hopes that this same joy will be […]

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Poor Man’s Damask: A Hymn in Four Part Harmony

Posted by ewquilts on August 1, 2018 in Inspiration, WIP (Work-In-Progress) |

Re-imagined weaving patterns provide endless inspiration.   Can hardly wait to start this series! Soprano Bass Tenor Alto

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Posted by ewquilts on July 19, 2018 in WIP (Work-In-Progress) |

I recently had the pleasure of accepting and completing a commissioned piece for a couple of Kansas City art collectors and friends of mine.  I am typically hesitant to accept commissions, but was honored by this one.  The piece is titled Monsoon and was inspired by my experience of Arizona monsoon rains while visiting in the […]

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May Day (You Are Here)

Posted by ewquilts on July 19, 2018 in WIP (Work-In-Progress) |

original sketch, completed on December 10, 2017 I began working on the piece May 1, 2018 in Ellensburg, Washington two of the foundational checkerboard squares front and back of one the diagonal squares my progress as of the end of June 2018 (1/4 of the finished top, lower right corner) As of August 5, 2018, this quilt […]

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Posted by ewquilts on July 18, 2018 in Photography, WIP (Work-In-Progress) |

A year ago, or so, I started envisioning architectural installation quilts – deconstructing and subverting the notion of what a quilt is, while simultaneously celebrating the convention of a quilt as comfort and shelter.  I believe place has an inevitable and indelible imprint on creativity and the forms of its expression.  I grew up surrounded […]

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Means of Living

Posted by ewquilts on January 10, 2017 in WIP (Work-In-Progress) |

Continuing in the vein of my concentric square obsession, this is the hand-colored sketch for my next large-scale (~8x24ft) piece, Means of Living.  This piece will primarily feature Robert Kaufman chambray indigo and Danish STOF yarn dye wovens, with a linen binding fabric from my trip to Shanghai in 2012.  I am enjoying making the 33″ concentric squares for […]

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Dreamer (started late November 2016)

Posted by ewquilts on December 28, 2016 in Publications, WIP (Work-In-Progress) |

Currently working on another colossal scale quilt (~8.5 x 24 feet), working title Dreamer.  I’ve had the idea for some time.  I made a sketch while vacationing on San Juan Island in Washington state in early November 2016. I started mostly with fabric from my existing collection, as well as several pieces given to me by […]

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Poppy Field (aka Cross-Quarter Embrace)

Posted by ewquilts on December 3, 2015 in Inspiration, WIP (Work-In-Progress) |

March 2014 I was recently thumbing through a book about weaving when I came across a design that really excited me as a potential quilt idea.  I wouldn’t make the quilt in black and red, but this is just a simple way of remembering that basic concept so that I can later have the fun […]

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“Face of a Stranger” (self portrait)

Posted by ewquilts on February 28, 2015 in WIP (Work-In-Progress) | 3 Comments

Project started: August 2014 This is my latest, and most ambitious project to-date.  It is a large-scale (6′ x 8′) self portrait quilt made of 1″ squares.  When finished, the quilt will contain more than 7,000 pieces – all scraps from my fabric collection.  This is my progress as of February 27, 2015. July 11, […]

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Map of the World

Posted by ewquilts on March 21, 2014 in WIP (Work-In-Progress) |

Several years ago, a friend and I visited the Heath Ceramics studio in Sausalito, California.  I have been a fan of their beautiful tile and ceramics ever since.  Last summer in preparing to renovate my bathroom, I stumbled upon some neat little square-images of tile samples on the Heath website.  I quickly realized I couldn’t afford Heath tile for my […]

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