Joyce R. Becker

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I've been creating a new series of mini-landscape quilts – here are a few.

Escape to the Cape

by Joyce R. Becker

Winter 2010

Sample for International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, 2010 8" x 11"

Sample for Quick Little Landscape Quilts


Mountains and Water

by Joyce R. Becker

2009

15" x 18" outside perimeter

I created this matted and framed landscape with just a few fabrics and overlays, and enhanced it with machine embroidery.

Sample for Quick Little Landscape Quilts


Alaska Wilderness

by Joyce R. Becker

2009

16" x 18" (mat and photo size)

This landscape was created as a workshop sample for the 2010 Alaskan Cruise I'll be working on. It incorporates five fabrics, and an overlay of tulle. It will be a wonderful memory quilt for the students on the cruise.

Sample for Quick Little Landscape Quilts


Dryer Lint, Etc.

by Joyce R. Becker

2008

18" x 18"

Have you ever wanted to create a unique quilt, just for the heck of it…..This is a "green" quilt, using an extensive collection of dryer lint collected by myself and many of my quilting friends. Most of the quilt, excluding the sky, is made up of dryer lint, overlays of Angelina, silk fibers, and in the foreground, my collection of the leftover threads I snip off when stitching (I store them in an empty Kleenex box…..) The rows of mountains that are furthest in the distance were created with gray dryer lint that I molded, then needle punched. The closer rows are dryer lint that was covered with tulle, with machine embroidery stitching. The entire lake is dryer lint with overlays of different colors of Angelina fiber. I enjoyed quilting this piece with silk thread and love the little bubble or rock formations created on the border with the thread.

Sample for Quick Little Landscape Quilts


Hope

by Joyce R. Becker

29" x 31"

Created for the Gig Harbor, WA,  Quilt Festival 2008 “Quilting for a Cure” auction in support of local breast cancer charities. This quilt, entitled Hope, symbolizes my hope for a cure to breast cancer for all those who have suffered from breast cancer in the past or will suffer from breast cancer in the future. Using a lovely palette of landscape fabrics, I created this quilt using my “cut and glue” techniques, manipulating the fabrics to create distance and perspective with overlays of tulle. I incorporated Tsukineko inks, wax pastels, and fabric markers to deepen the value of some of the fabrics in the mid to foreground, including the shadowing in the water. Under a deadline, I challenged myself to try a couple of new techniques to save time! After my design was glued to the canvas, I covered it with a single layer of bluish/gray tulle, and then machine basted it with invisible thread. I skipped my “traditional” machine-embroidery step, and instead, machine quilted the quilt very densely, using matching Bottom Line Bobbin Thread.
 

Hope - detail


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Joyce R. Becker
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