This is a small companion quilt to the larger quilt, Homecoming. It is my 2019 celebrity auction quilt for the IQA Houston show. It measures 23″ x 26″ and features improvisational piecing surrounding a hand dye piece that implies a deep Australian forest. All the quilting components are meant to evoke natural elements, like light in the canopy or rich earth without being actually representational. The Saffron Crested Cockatoos feature yarn couching with a variety of fibers and Fimo sculpted eyes. It was my hope to evoke the deep intimate connection these birds develop and highlight the sigh of contentment I imagine one feels when her mate comes home safe.
If you would like to own this piece, It will be available for auction in November at Houston.