I love to appliqué! My shapes are whimsical and playful and I like to use unexpected fabrics whenever possible. I also like to keep it light, as in fun, goofy and a bit odd.

I hope these quilts make you smile and inspire you to get out there and give hand appliqué a whirl. Basket ManiwThink about it and know that with just a little bit of practice you can fill many hours creating your own bright and colorful masterpieces.



My Postcards for the Wendy's Wish Project

A couple of My Latest Creations
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“Pavers to Pomegranates" 62" x 62"

Hexagons are so popular these days! Make them big and colorful to give this time tested pattern a contemporary look. The hexagons in this quilt are sewn together by hand and the bright leaves and pomegranates in the border are hand-appliqued. The quilting was done by machine.

Basket Case“High Rise” 41" x 61"

This quilt offers a great chance to really mix up some different style fabrics, put them together and make the magic happen. The shapes were hand-appliqued and the quilting was done by machine.

Kiki's korner
"Kiki’s Korner" 40”x40”

Each block in this wool quilt is based on a painting by Tonye’s good friend, Kathy Deggendorfer. The yummy wools and velvets worked perfectly to recreate these charming images in fabric. All shapes were hand sewn to the backgrounds.
My Book, Hand-Appliqued Quilts, is now available in paperback.
The Raffle Quilt

The 2012 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show will be here before we know it! It is an honor and a privilege to have been asked to design and make the raffle quilt for this year’s event. The theme is “A Patterned Village”, and since I have been immersed in fun and funky houses for quite some time, it was a perfect fit.

Tickets are available through the Stitchin Post in Sisters, Oregon. They are $1 each or six for $5 and the proceeds go to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and Kiwanis of Sisters. Both organizations benefit the community and schools of Sisters.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win this bright and colorful quilt and help support our community!

Raffle Quilt