Prickly Sow Thistle
I am frequently drawn to take a closer look at plants that are classified as common weeds. Prickly Sow Thistle is indeed quite prickly, but it is also a colonizer on disturbed ground, helping to prevent soil runoff, and the seeds are a favorite of finches.

Cyanotypes on cotton, heliographic print on cotton, artist-painted and commercial fabric, machine stitching.
Size: 43"h x 50"w
For Sale: $4,400


Exhibit History

  • "Flora and Fauna", solo show, 2010, PA Arts Experience Gallery, Lancaster, PA
  • Celebrate Spring, International Quilt Festival, 2009, Chicago, IL. 
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival,  2008, Santa Clara, CA
  • Quilter's Heritage Celebration, 2009, Lancaster, PA
  • Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, 2007, Harrisburg PA special exhibit "River Visions

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