Art Quilts

I began stitching in high school. For the next 20 years I always had a ‘kit’ going…needlepoint, crewel, or counted cross stitch. I just love the act of hand stitching, it soothes me. Now, as an artist, I’m creating my own one-of-kind pieces, often combining fabric, paper, and felt to make a soft, pliable surface to stitch. I love the making of art, and cloth is an especially appealing surface for me.

"RED" by Jane LaFazio (40x40 inches)

RED

I love red, always have. It’s my first color choice. Always. I’m attracted to any product that comes in red….

 

"California Tower: Balboa Park" measures 24 inches by 24 inches

California Tower: Balboa Park

This piece began with a quick watercolor I did of California Tower and the stitched replica of that sketch. I’ve…

 

"Balboa Park Landmark" measures 24 inches by 24 inches

Balboa Park Landmark

This piece began with a quick watercolor I did of California Tower that I printed onto silk organza. The color…

 

Red Rock Petroglyphs (15 x 14 inches)

Red Rock Petroglyphs

Sedona, Canyon de Chelly, Santa Fe, Taos. Arizona and New Mexico. The beautiful and dramatic Southwest. The colors of those…

 

Dreaming Cuba Tobacco Fields ( 12.5x8.5)

Dreaming Cuba Tobacco Fields

It’s because of Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. Well, his house. His house in Key West, Florida. A hundred years ago (I…

 

Dreaming Lake Como (12x8 inches)

Dreaming Lake Como

Lake Como, Italy, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Surrounded by high, often snow capped mountains,…

 

Dreaming Lavender Fields (12x9 inches)

Dreaming Lavender Fields

 

dreaming Tuscany in May (12x9 inches)

Dreaming Tuscany in May

 

 

Poke Weed Series: Heritage measures 11.5x18 inches

Poke Weed Series: Heritage

 

detail ~ On a Clear Day

On a Clear Day

 

House of Blue Leaves

House of Blue Leaves

 

Flowers & Feathers & Everything Nice

Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice

 

Blue Bird

Blue Bird

 

French Peonies

French Peonies

 

City Blocks

City Blocks

 

Big Smooches

Big Smooches

 

Poke Weed Series ~ Green Bird

Poke Weed Series ~ Green Bird

 

Poke Weed Series ~ Yellow Bird

Poke Weed Series ~ Yellow Bird

 

Eucalyptus Leaves

Eucalyptus Leaves

   

 

Eucalyptus Blooms

Eucalyptus Blooms

     

 

Machine Needle Felting

Purple Rain

 

 

Sedona

Sedona

 

Passport

Passport

 

 

Nature Journal

Nature Journal ~ Stitch Ritual