My Art Quilts

This page has quilts that I have made myself. Unless stated otherwise, the images and quilts are © by Jennifer A. Sanborn.  Some of these have larger images linked if you double-click on the pictures.

Dram

© 2012, 34 inches by 46 inches, machine pieced and machine quilted of commercial cotton fabrics and cotton batting.

detail of quilting

Lake Pepin Sunrise

© 2011, 34.5 inches by 45 inches, machine pieced and machine quilted of commercial cotton fabrics and cotton batting.

Ruth said “Let us Quilt”

© 2009, 36 inches by 40 inches, machine pieced and machine quilted of commercial cotton fabrics and cotton batting.  This was made using a block pattern © by Ruth B. McDowell, from her book Pieced Vegetables.

Raizl Makes Music

© 2009, 24 inches by 28 inches.  Machine pieced and machine quilted of commercial cotton fabrics and cotton batting.  Private collection.

Japanese Gardens Series, IX & X

These two quilts were based on photographs I took in Shofu-En, the Japanese garden in the Denver Botanical Gardens. X is on the left, IX is on the right. While there was a significant time lapse in when I started these and when I finished IX, they were meant to be hung together. The fact that these don’t look like even rectangles is more due to my poor photography than the shape of the quilts.

Japanese Gardens X: Shofu-En Shoka

© 2004, 26 inches by 34 inches. This was machine pieced, machine appliqued, and machine quilted, using commercial cotton fabrics and wool batting.

Japanese Gardens IX: Shofu-En Shinsetsu

© 2001, 25 inches by 34 inches. This was machine pieced, machine appliqued, and machine quilted, using commercial cotton fabrics and wool batting.

Varenna

© 2001, 58 inches by 65 inches. This was machine pieced, machine appliqued, and machine quilted, using commercial cotton fabrics and wool batting.

I based this quilt on a photo I took in Varenna, in the Provincia di Lecco, Italia. It is Lago di Como in the background, looking toward Bellagio.

Japanese Gardens IV

© 2001, 26 inches by 34 inches. This was machine appliqued, machine pieced, and machine quilted. Based on a photograph taken in the Asticou Gardens, Northeast Harbor, Maine. This quilt was included in a show at Denver International Airport with Front Range Contemporary Quilters. Private Collection. Photo:© 2012 Mark Groshek

Japanese Gardens II

© 2001, 12.5 inches by 15.5 inches. This was machine pieced, with fusible applique and machine decorative stitching, using commercial cotton fabrics, rayon threads, and polyester netting. This was machine quilted with cotton batting.

The image below shows detail of the colored netting and stitching for the young bamboo trees.

Japanese Gardens I

Where I started.

© 2000 26 inches by 34 inches. This is where my personal style really launched, after taking a workshop with Ruth B. McDowell. The image is based on a line drawing I did in the Denver Botanical Gardens. Hand-dyed (by me) and commercial printed cotton fabrics. Machine piecing and machine quilting. Private Collection. Photo:© 2012 Mark Groshek

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