GUEST ARTIST ROBERTA HORTON

I met Roberta when I joined the Berkeley Garden Club.   Some of her flower photographs were on display and I thought she was quite talented.  Recently in a conversation she mentioned that she had taught quilt making in Japan and mentioned her Boro quilts.  Boro is the Japanese way of patching clothing, and if you have seen some of my purses in previous blogs you can probably tell I’m mad for Boro.  I was excited to find someone who knew and appreciated Boro as I did and knew I had to feature her quilts in a blog.


ROBERTA HORTON’S WORDS

I was trained as a teacher and taught home economics for 5 years in junior high and then high school.  When I retired in 1970 I discovered quilt making and soon was teaching to adults, who were volunteers rather than draftees.  I taught privately which evolved into adult education, which morphed into travel teaching in 49 states and 14 countries.  After amassing my Million Miler status with United Airlines I retired.

I collected fabric and ideas from those travels, as well as designed plaids and striped fabrics that were hand woven in India. I wrote 6 quilt books sharing what I had learned. My quilts are both from traditional patterns as well as composed free form.  The amount  and style of the fabric dictate where I place the pieces.  My quilts are of no particular size but are as big as they need to be, meaning I have said enough or run out of fabric.  The fabric dictates where I go and I love to listen to it.

I have started using photography in my quilts.  The interest started with my ancestors pictures and has evolved into small quilts for friends featuring childhood pictures.

For 11 years I designed quilts for Kaffe Fassett’s books using his fabrics.  It was fun to see the quilts which were beautifully photographed in exotic locales.


ROBERTA HORTON’S QUILTS

ROBERTA WITH JAPANESE RAG BORO QUILT

INDIGO BLUES

HUNGARIAN STEPPING STONES

FUMIKO

DETAIL OF FUMIKO

 

  

                                     RITA                                               

ROBERTA AND JANIE

McLEOD HOUSE

                       DETAIL OF McLEOD HOUSE

CALICO CAT CAFE

KASURI ROSE

PROVENCAL BASKETS

GREAT GREAT GRANS QUILT

ADIRONDACK BASKETS

WALKABOUT

CORROBOREE

DETAIL OF CORROBOREE

DUTCH TREAT

ISHMAILS REVISITED

 


 

OUR GARDEN ART SALE  IS COMING JUNE 2ND AND 3RD

GOOSE COTTAGE IN ALAMEDA, 1610 MINTURN STREET,  10:00-4:00

MOSAIC GAZING BALLS, BIRDHOUSES, POTS, PICTURES AND MORE

 

RON DENNIS’S NEW WORK

Ron's blue birdhouse

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RON’S SMALL TABLES

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 SUZANNE DURAN’S NEW WORK

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WANDA FUDGE’S NEW PIECES

   

 

                      

 

A SAMPLE OF OUR MANY NEW PIECES TO DECORATE YOUR GARDEN.

                             JUNE 2ND AND 3RD….10:00 to 4:00

 

 

 

 


One thought on “GUEST ARTIST ROBERTA HORTON

  1. Wanda, you have a talent (there are so many) for introducing amazing artists to your followers.
    Roberta Horton has influenced fabric lovers and collectors for years. Her Indigo Japanese Boro Quilt is my favorite. Years ago, I made a pieced jacket with similar fabrics and in those colors. Now I can give the technique a name…Boro! Her Mc Leod House Quilt with photos, lace and buttons tells a story. Inspirational!
    Thank you for sharing this artists work.

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