The Promise

It was May in Iowa and snow was still piled up everywhere.  My sister looked out of her kitchen window and was surprised to see tree branches full of robins.  She snapped a picture and posted it on Facebook.  Even though we thought spring would never come, the robins promised it would.  My sister, LouAnn Nelson-Longnecker, kindly gave me permission to use her photo as inspiration for this piece.

Materials & Techniques

Hand dyed organza, cotton, hand painted, machine quilted.


46" w x 19" h



Year Completed


Juried Shows & Awards

Transparent, Translucent, Transformed......  Surface Design Association Regional Exhibit, Iannelli Studio Heritage Center, Park Ridge, Illinois, 2014.

Textile Study Group of NY 18th Members Gallery, May 2015 edition

Art Quilts XIX, Permission to Play, Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona, November 7, 2014 – January 17, 2015