The Color of Dreams to be seen at International Quilt Festival


Opening next week at the International Quilt Festival in Houston is the Studio Art Quilt Associates show called Celebrating Silver, celebrating SAQA’s 25 year birthday. In that exhibit ia my quilt, The Color of Dreams.

This quilt features a digitally composed background printed with my Epson 3880 on charmeuse silk and then fused to the batting. Sections of batting are left showing and have been painted with silver acrylic paints and additives. And inktense pencils haved been used to highlight and add some colors.


The Color of Dreams




Color of Dreams detail1


color of dreams detail2



This quilt was inspired by the Silver Aria in Douglas Moore’s opera, The Ballad of Baby Doe, where she sings of all the wonderful properties of silver……Her husband, Horace Tabor, owned silver mines in Colorado.

Making of The Color of Dream_SilverAria


Here are the layers of the digital composition:  cloud layer




cement wall layer

Making of The Color of Dreams2


added together with a color gradation yields this

Making of The Color of Dreams1


Add a previously composed stone wall partial layer



Making of The Color of Dreams3


and changing the length, you get this composition which was printed on the silk:


Making of The Color of Dreams4

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