Thread painting is the prominent denominator throughout all of Nancy’s award-winning quilts. Her objective is that all thread painting is completely realistic and represents all aspects of what the design would look like in nature. Being detailed oriented in her thread work also carries over into other areas of her work as well.
From the handmade polymer buttons and authentic leather shoes in The Declaration of Independence – Voices of Freedom to the leather harnesses and clothing trim in On This Winter Day and to the small signs in the storefront of Life in Holly Ridge, the detail is apparent. Custom printed or hand-painted fabric also enhances the realistic properties of her quilts.
The inspiration for her quilts come from a variety of places. The Declaration of Independence – Voices of Freedom came from John Trumbull’s painting in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC; On This Winter Day from where Nancy grew up in Asheville, NC, and Seasons in the Smokies came from lasting memories.
Hopefully, you will take a few minutes to visit her quilts.