Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Women of the West

Another Quilt Festival has come and gone.  This year was especially exciting for me as I was part of a special exhibit titled Women of the West.  The exhibit consists of three quilt artists:  Ginny Eckley, Susan Ennis, and Kim Ritter; a bead artist: Kay Hendricks; and me with my art dolls.  

This is the first doll I made for the exhibit.  She is inspired by my ancestors who lived in Texas when it was still part of Mexico.  This is a replica of an authentic flag used during the Texas Revolution.
Come and Take It!

This piece was sold and is going to live with a collector near the town of Gonzales, which holds a Come and Take It Festival every year.

Winona and Pearl
Two cowgirl pals.

Miss Maybelle
A saloon girl

Maria Elena, Cantina Girl
Inspired by the cowboy song "El Paso" by Marty Robbins:  "Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, I fell in love with a Mexican girl.  Night time would find me in Rose's cantina.  Music would play and Felina would whirl."  

Bronco Bustin' Betty

Little Sure Shot

Little Sure Shot was Annie Oakley's nickname.  She's wearing some of the many medals she won in sharp shooting contests.  

Shenoah and Tehya
Native American mother and daughter.  Shenoah means White Dove, Tehya means Precious One.  

The gorgeous quilts and bead work can be seen on our website:

The icing on the cake is the book which describes each piece and the history behind them.
Books can be purchased here: