Thursday, November 7, 2013


YEP..Here I am at the International Quilt Show with my Pickin Berries on display.  What a thrill.  A life long dream fulfilled.

A special thanks to Sheelagh Richards for coming to Houston with me and taking some really great photos...although most of them are just me and my quilt!

I did a little PR for Costa Rican coffee while I my head was swelling from the adulations.  A few lucky people went home with a bag of coffee.

For those of you who have followed my blog and progress....I have come a long way from my first sketch as shown below.

“I am so proud to be representing Costa Rica in one of the largest International Quilt Shows. I was selected as one of 22 finalists in the specific category of quilts demonstrating the theme of TRADITIONS. 

As I watched my neighbors head off one morning to pick coffee, I reflected on the dichotomy between the current influx of technology (cell phones, cell towers, laptops, and flat screen TVs) and the manually intensive process of hand picking coffee beans.  This was the inspiration for my quilt “Pickin Berries”.

I wanted to capture three generations of Costa Ricans maintaining their agri-tradition of hand picking coffee berries, even as technology encroaches on the horizon and modernization influences the youth.

I hope my work will encourage more women to enjoy the art of quilting in Costa Rica¨


Friday, August 16, 2013

Would you believe that this is one of the first quilts I ever made....almost 40 years ago....I used a baby announcement card...copied the picture and then sent the quilt and a package of announcements to my sister Anita.  Not so much quilting on this one by today's standards.....I have come a long ways, baby!


I made this circular bunny baby quilt for a dear friend to give as a gift. It measures about 42¨in diameter and was just so darn cute I decided to do one with toucans....stay tuned to see a picture of that one soon.

Friday, July 26, 2013


I finished this 12¨x 12¨portrait quilt of my great niece, SOPHIA.

She is taking a bath and sucking on her froggy bath doll!

I plan to send this to my sister, Grandma Anita, for save keeping.

I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Memorial Quilt presented to Sheelagh Richards for 3 years of service as President    

36 squares of testimony designed, painted, sewn and quilted by various members of the Perez Zeledon International Women's Club.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Now you can see where I have added the cuffs on the first picker and tacked the pieces together.  I have started the face on the young coffee picker.  He is hip, modern wears sneakers, sunglasses and has a cell phone...but still picks coffee by hand...GOT THE IDEA!