Heat Lightning
For years I have marked the passing of the seasons by making cyanotype prints directly from plants I grow in my gardens. The prints are always unique due to individual variations in the leaves, and in the weather conditions as I print them. Discovering the process of wet cyanotype last summer brought new excitement to my artistic practice, as the added moisture and long exposure times produce wildly beautiful and variable results. The prints in this quilt were made on long, sultry summer days, when the threat of quick thunderstorms seemed imminent. Heat lightning refers to both the bright flashes of color in the cyanotypes, and to the spark and revitalization the printmaking sessions brought to my creative endeavors.

Wet process cyanotype prints on cotton, monoprints on cotton, hand-painting, patchwork, stitching.

Size: 78”h x 32”w
For Sale: $5,200


  • SAQA Journal, Feature Article Capturing the light, reflecting nature, Volume 29 No. 3, Fall 2019

  • Quilting Arts Magazine, August/September 2019

Exhibit Schedule

  • SAQA Season after Season, Prague Patchwork Meeting April 3 - April 5, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • SAQA Season after Season, 25th European Patchwork Meeting, September 12th - September 15th, 2019, Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines, France.

  • SAQA Season after Season, debut at Texas Quilt Museum, 2019, La Grange, TX. Traveling through 2022 at additional venues TBA.

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