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Mama's Blue Period 2005 Betsy True
Karey Bresnahan of Quilts, Inc. challenged quilters to make a quilt that commemorated their mother or other maternal figure for the third and final year of her exhibit "I Remember Mama."  I decided to interpret my favorite photo of my mother, Mary Jane Hamas, when she was about 19 or 20.  I used photos at various stages of her life printed on fabric for the background. It was selected to be part of the exhibit and is now traveling to Chicago, France and New England through 2007.

Commercial cotton fabrics, cotton batting, stabilizer & beads.  Machine appliqued & machine quilted.

Tree of Life 2005 Betsy True
I found these beads on a trip to Cape May, NJ and wanted to try a thread stitched tree. It was fun!

Commercial cotton fabrics, cotton batting, stabilizer & beads.  Machine appliqued & machine quilted.  8 1/2" x 11"

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En Pointe 2005 Betsy True
Made as part of the Black, White & Pink QuiltArt challenge.

Commercial cotton fabrics, cotton batting, stabilizer & beads.  Machine appliqued & machine quilted.

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Fantasy Fish 2004 Betsy True
Free form box with lid.  This was my prototype for my Free Form Boxes pattern (coming soon!)  I gave him to my friend Lynda, who promptly named him "Herbie."

Commercial batiks, cotton batting, stabilizer, sequins & beads.  Machine quilted and hand beaded.  About 5"x9".

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Snail I: Fantasy 2004 Betsy True
I took a close-up photo of a snail in the woods, in Mankato, Minnesota.  I played with the color and artistic effects in Photoshop Elements and then interpreted the resulting photo in fabric.

Cotton and cotton lame fabrics and cotton batting.  Fused and beaded.  Machine quilted.  Raw edge bias binding zig zag stitched into place. 10.5"x14"

My friend Lynda Prioleau (www.matlyndesigns.com) and I are challenging each other with a series of monthly journal quilts.  This was my August 2004 journal quilt.

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Macro View: Specular Highlights (C) 2004Macro View I: Specular Highlights 2004 Betsy True
I took a macro photo of some dewy blades of grass.  Highlights often show up in photographs as hexagons.  I interpreted the colors from the photograph and then overlaid sheer hexagons, beads and sequins to catch and throw out light, just as the dew did

Commercial batiks, cotton batting, sequins & beads.  Machine quilted..

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Blue Moon 2004 Betsy True
This quilt is part of a challenge by the Mason-Dixon Quilt Professionals Network, currently being exhibited at G Street Fabrics, Falls Church, VA.  All quilts had to be inspired by a song.  Mine was inspired by "Blue Moon" by Rodgers & Hart.

Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Cotton, cotton batting.  Machine quilted.

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Tiny Boxes 2003 Betsy True
I started this quilt as a color study of blue and orange.  As usual, I was unable to color between the lines and my narrow color range exploded.  My quilts tend to decide for themselves what they want to be. 

This quilt was in the Dancing Squares Exhibit at the Quilter's Heritage Celebration in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in April 2004 and has been juried into the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, September 16-19, 2004.

Commercial batiks, cotton batting, machine quilted.  44.75"x44.75"

No pattern.  Photo by Lynda Prioleau.

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Nine Patch at Sunset2003 Betsy True
This traditional pattern is known either
as glorified or glorious 9-patch.  I was 
inspired by the yummy orangey fabric that 
had chain stitch embroidery laid over 
it.  The curved piecing was fun! 

Commerical batiks, cotton embroidered fabric,
 machine pieced & quilted.
 31.5"x31.5"

Pattern available.  Take my class!

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Black Tie 2003 Betsy True
I made this small quilt in my friend 
and twisted sister Lynda Prioleau's 
Furious Fusing class.  Great fun!

Commercial cotton & cotton lame fabrics; machine quilted.   16"x21.5"  

No pattern.  For Sale.  $75

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Stars and Stripes 2001 True
I wanted a quick patriotic quilt to hang in
 my foyer during the holidays.

Commercial  cottons.  Machine quilted.  32.5"x32.5"

Pattern available.

For Sale.  $75

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Blue Migration 1994 Betsy True
I enjoy making little quilts using scraps from other projects.
I can experiment with techniques before trying them out on
larger works.  This was my first experiment with beading. 
There are blue lapis stars sprinkled across this miniature.

Commericial Asian prints and 30s reproduction fabrics. 
Hand quilted and beaded.  9.5"x10.75"

No pattern.  Not for Sale. 

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