Christmas Fireworks

Life is like a box of Christmas fireworks, a celebration of the past and future.  As teens my brothers would drive across the state line to buy fireworks for a family Fourth of July celebration.  Through the years, fireworks have become a Christmas tradition.  On a cold, clear night we gaze at the brilliant colors against the black sky and reflect on the months that have past and pause to consider the New Year.

Materials & Techniques

Commercial cottons, polyester chiffon, raw-edge applique, metallic thread, beads.


12" h x 12" w



Year Completed


Juried Shows & Awards

Cloth•Paper•Scissors 2009 Calendar Competition, Judges Choice.

Innovations 2009, Tacoma, Washington.

Published Cloth•Paper•Scissors, Sept./Oct., p. 62-63.