Wheel of Wonder Quilts
An exploration of the unlimited design possibilities in this little-known traditional pattern. I first saw a Wheel of Wonder quilt in the book QUILTS OF ILLUSION. It was always done in either solid blue and white or turkey red and white. I wondered how many of the traditional art genre (landscape, portrait, nude, still-life, abstract) one could cover by adding multiple colors and patterns to the mix. I made my own graph paper and templates, began dying fabric, and this is what developed! Most of these quilts were shown in my first solo exhibition, "CIRCULAR REASONING", at Barnes & Noble, Valencia, California, July 27-August 31, 1998. 
OPHELIA'S POOL
77"x66",  c. 1994 click on image to enlarge

Collection of John & Chris Stetzer
Skapoose, Oregon

TOPSY
66"x77",  c. 1996



Detail of quilting on hair:
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ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEA
46"x 58", c. 1998

Collection of Jennifer Medvidovic
Redondo Beach, CA
SUNRISE
Remembering Pearl Harbor 1941
60"x49", c. 1995   

Collection of Estelle Jue
Santa Monica, CA
SUNSET
Remembering Iwo Jima 1945
60"x49", c. 1995

Collection of Irene Kleinberg
Sherman Oaks, CA  
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TENT CITY
Remembering North Africa 1943
60"x49", c. 1996



APOCALYPSE
Remembering Poland 1939
72"x28", c. 1997

Collection of Elaine Hanneman
Los Angeles, CA

VALENTINA: The Naked Truth
38"x71", c. 1997
Collection of Leslie Calaway
Santa Clarita, CA

<~Detail of Valentina's head
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THEOLA
Guardian of Courage
27"x60", c. 1999
Collection of Norma Baron
Chatsworth, CA

THE DINNER PARTY
72"x36", c. 1999
AMERICAN POLKA
46"x68", c. 1998 

Collection of Jon & Tracey Stetzer
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
40"x41", 1998

Collection of Daniel T. Durbin
Canyon Country, CA
<~ Detail of SUNRISE
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<~ Detail of SUNSET















Collection of Joanna Durbin
Canyon Country, CA.