An Artist's Quest

Paying Homage to Serenity

CAZ Quiltsmall file

I used plants and some bird stencils i cut to create this quilt the result is almost as peaceful as the swaying redwood home where it will abide

I’ve been working on this quilt for about a month now and just finished.  I decided I wanted to make a quilt for our summer bed at our cottage in the redwoods.  I wanted to the quilt to fit with the environment so I set up to do some gelli printing printing in my driveway deep in the Redwoods of Cazadero. I used only plants surrounding the house; ferns, bracken, maple along with some bird stencils I made to invoke our flickering feathered friends. I made about forty 12×12 squares in indigo, teal and grey. A couple of weeks later I set up my sewing machine with a quilting group on retreat at The Bishop’s Ranch and got to stitching. This quilt catches the peaceful feeling of our beautiful redwood home, full of tranquil inspiration, making a functional art piece in a place of a place – serenity all wrapped up in a humble quilt!

PS. I wish this photo was taken in the redwoods instead of at The Bishop’s Ranch but I didn’t want to delay in sharing this with you!

detail small file

detail of printed quilt squares

I’ve been teaching gelli printing on fabric at The Bishop’s Ranch where I’m the resident artist- and I have some workshops lined up with several quilt guilds in the coming year- if you would like to arrange a print on fabric class here at the Bishop’s Ranch or wherever you are- contact me on to start planning!


5 responses

  1. Janelle Fazackerley

    So beautiful! 

    Janelle Fazackerley 

    May 6, 2018 at 4:22 pm

  2. Jean Farmer

    This is soooo beautiful!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


    May 6, 2018 at 5:38 pm

  3. Valerie Komkov Hill

    It truly is beautiful and serene.

    May 7, 2018 at 12:22 pm

  4. Arlene

    This is very beautiful. I haven’t tried gelli printing on fabric yet, but would love to when I have a chance. Do you use special fabric paint on the gel plate?

    May 24, 2018 at 6:44 am

    • Thanks for checking in Arlene- any fabric works fine- Lisa

      May 24, 2018 at 8:49 am

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