Evening Egrets was the first quilt that I entered in national and international shows. I took pictures of egrets on the Umpqua River by a boat dock. These birds were used to boats coming and going and didn't pay any attention to me with my camera. I did several drawings from these photos, divided the birds into sections, and inked them for shading. I painted the sky and layered fabrics for the water. This was also the first quilt that I did extensive machine quilting. Using different colors of thread, I was able to soften and blend background colors.
2008 AQS Nashville - Best Wall Quilt
2009 Road to CA- Best Wall Quilt
2010 Internation Quilt Show Chicago - Second Place
2010 IQA Long Beach - Special Exhibit
2010- Houston - Special Exhibit