Millennium Valley Splendor
Designed & background painted & quilted by Betty Ann Standiferd
The year 2000, New Mexico Quilters Association raffled off this quilt at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. After submitting a design 80 of the women in the guild worked on getting this quilt ready for October 2000. First I picked 100 balloons to be appliqued on the front of the quilt. Women in the guild would piece or applique the balloons. Then I hand painted the background using thickened dye, this is one piece of fabric, I taped off the sides to be able to get the morning/night sky. Painting the mountains and valley, after setting for a few days washed several times to make sure all dye was rinsed out. The next step was to place all balloons and have them appliqued onto the background. Final step was the quilting, I did machine quilt this using my bernina 1630 sewing machine. The back of this quilt has 100 hand painted (with dye) balloons, I would have friends from the guild come over and I would show them how to paint the balloons. The front was facing the East the back was facing the West. We raffled off the quilt in October at the Fiesta and one of our guild members (granddaughter's) ticket was drawn. Below is the Picture of me on the left and the winner on the right. She shows the quilt at the Harvey House Museum in Belen every August.
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Pueblo gate with Bountiful Blessings Pottery
Quilt made for a customer who is Zuni Indian, he wanted various pottery designs from the different pueblos in New Mexico. These are the pottery designs and the center design was from a pattern Gail Garber designed Albuquerque. To the left is the pattern I designed with all the pots together.
New Mexico Visions
pattern available in patterns for sale, soon to be individual wallhangings.
Quilt was using Gail Garbers block of the month stars. Women in her group made there own designs using her blocks as the settings. This was my design center and 2 blocks the other 10 sampler stars are from the block of the month. There are many curves around the moons. The 4 corners I used heavy metallic cord in the bobbin to sew star's & moons. The quilt was in July/August 1997 Issue Quilter's Newsletter Magazine on page 39
Blooming 9 patch
this quilt has a pieced back
Fiesta Flowers & Roosters
fussy cut to create kaleidoscope effect.
Dye painted flowers for back of quilt
Front of quilt was similar to dyeing for diamonds.
Water color Lone Star
taking a lone star pattern then made corners & triangles to have the continued colors to create the circle
Albuquerque Folk Festival June 2009 - One Woman Quilt Show featuring many of my quilts. This quilt represents my family with the lone star for my husbands Sioux heritage, the eight sampler stars are for my husband and me, and each on of our six children. The stars are quilted in snowflakes and the lone star is quilted in fire. Then entire quilt was quilted using metallic threads. The stars were from Gail Garber's first book Sensational Stars.
Blue & White
This was the result of making hundreds of 1/2 square triangles I have made 3 quilts using all the triangles I made still have enough for 1 more quilt
Fiber Arts Fiesta
1st place at the Fiber Arts Fiesta Pictorial
My original design depicting different snapshots of New Mexico. All applique' blocks with embellishments, including dimensional applique, using yarn, turquoise, coral & other natural beads. I was with 2 of my sisters when I discovered that I won 1st place, we where all so excited.
Bernina Quilt contest
landscape using creative curves ruler by Virgina Walton
Fish Under The Rainbow
This quilt I entered into the New Mexico State Fair. It won 1st place and Best Machine Quilting. The pattern is from Jackie Robinson's book Tessellations. I took a class from Jackie and started with 20 fabrics, and when I started working on it at home I kept adding colors until I had 88 different fabrics. The fish have buttons for eyes and fish beads around the quilt. The quilting was quilted with metallic sliver, that changed color for every fish. I quilted bubbles in the green and the fish have gills and lines. This quilt also went to the Road to California Jury Quilt show in 1999.
panel photos of various cowgirl scenes.
Dyeing for Diamonds
All my hand dyed fabrics using gradations and the gradations adding black in the final 3 steps of gradation.
Quilt I designed to look like a woven rug. Pattern available
Painted Sky with tree
Painting with Dye
Carousel of Stars
same as the quilt on the left only different setting
Dyed fabric turned into curtains
this was a very interesting request for dyed fabric. The customer wanted tie dyed swirls I suggested the sunrise effect, the woman then made the curtains for her customer. This was quite a challenge because of the amount of fabric to be dyed.
using 4 panels in the four corners