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"Queen Mother—I Don’t Wear Hats, But I’m Fine With My Tiara"

8 ½” x 11” The design for my quilt was taken from a photo I took of myself, but I adore the flexibility of fabric—I was easily able to remove a double chin and wrinkles, along with adding a brilliant smile. The fuschia hair shows no sign of grey, and my love of color is reflected in my complexion. My earrings dangle my passions—sewing and gardening, but the true jewels of my life are my “cute as buttons” children, Michael, Megan, Sarah, and Katie. My Judaism is represented in the Star of David charm, and is connected to my name—to who I am. I used Procion dyes on pima cotton, as well as commercial cotton fabrics, with some lamé thrown in around the kids. The children’s photos are printed on treated fabric and placed on covered buttons. Cotton and nylon monofilament threads; cotton batting; glass and metal beads. Free-motion machine appliquéd with fusible web, and free-motion machine quilted; hand embellished. Published December 2005 Quilting Arts Magazine Creative Self-Portrait Challenge, and touring with Quilting Arts through 2006. 2005

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