Jaye A. H. Lapachet has been a quiltmaker since 1986. She specializes in contemporary quilts and does not usually accept commissions. She has taken numerous art and quiltmaking courses and maintains a studio near San Francisco, California.

Some of Ms. Lapachet's quilts are for sale to special buyers. Prices start at $1,000.00. On all sales, rights for display, derivitive works, copyright and approval on subsequent sales are retained by the artist. Quilts are not suitable for hanging in kitchens or use as table coverings. Quilts committed to shows may not be immediately available for delivery.

"Change of Seasons (2004)

For a long time, I thought about how entitites (people, plants, animals, etc) change as the year progresses. Change of Seasons was started in a class with Judy Sisneros, who is known for her landscapes. I had a firm idea in my mind of what I wanted to do when I arrived in class and could not be persuaded to create a landscape. I had been thinking about the idea of the one tree depicted in different seasons for a long time. It was a challenge to choose the correct fabric to reflect each season. I used Sisneros' 'scrunching' technique to create dimension in the bark. I also used the quilt/appliqué technique to apply the leaves and blossoms. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Mardi Gras Fabric Bowl (2004)

Mardi Gras fabric bowl was made in a class with Laurie West Roberts at the July 2004 CQFA meeting using the techniques of Linda Johansen. I was curious about the technique and found it a good way to use large conversational prints. This bowl received Second Place at the San Mateo County Fair in the sewn accessories class. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Women’s Work 1 (2003)

Women’s Work 1 is the first in a series of quilts about women’s work and the way it is depicted in American society. Despite women doing work outside the home, the home is still perceived as the domain of women. The work associated with the home mostly reflects on the woman of the house. The motifs in current fabrics are perfect for this series because many of them glorify tasks that most women find tedious. The blocks for this quilt were begun at the 2003 Marin Needle Arts Guild symposium in a session with Gwen Marston. The freedom of her techniques is fun and ‘liberating.’ Colleen Granger did an excellent job quilting this piece. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Colorblocks 2 " (2003)

I love to explore the interplay of color and pattern. Colorblocks 2 is an adaptation of a pattern by Sandy Bonsib. It is also a follow-up quilt to Colorblocks , which I completed in 1990. Although this is a simple design, the interesting part of this quilt is how the colors react with each other. I saw Bonsib’s version on Simply Quilts and thought it would be interestng to try with a black background and in solid & tone-on-tone fabrics. I plan to follow it up with a version in silks. Colorblocks 2 was magnificently machine quilted with feathers by Colleen Granger. It received an Honorable Mention in the Marin Quilt and Needle Arts show in 2003. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Seeing Red (2003)

Seeing Red started out as a round robin block exercise with Julie Zaccone Stiller . and Adrienne Acoba . We sent each other squares of red fabric and proceeded to add circles to them in the bullseye pattern. When the blocks were complete, we cut the squares up and kept some of each block and sent other parts to the others, so the quilts are truly ‘sister’ quilts. The arrangement of the blocks are our own. Colleen Granger did a masterful job quilting this quilt. The project has expanded to the point where we plan to create a bullseye quilt for many colors. Feelin' Blue (http://www.artquiltmaker.com/sub_pages/feelinBlue.htm) is the next in the series. The interesting thing about this pattern is the way one can play with color. It is interesting to see the colors change as additional layers of fabric are added. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Jennifer's Quilt " (2003)

Fourth in a series of Diamond Chain quilts, this quilt was made for a special healer. Quilted by Colleen Granger. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

Punk Rock Quilt (2003)

The piecing was a collaboration with Jeanne Neptune of Seattle, Washington.Quilting was inspired by the quilting on Eleanor A. McCain's Blue/Green/Yellow Rectangles, which was shown in Quilt National 2001. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"What Comes Next : the aftermath of September 11" (2002)

Follow-up quilt to the quilt, Fireball, which is part of the America from the Heart Exhibit. What Comes Next won an Honorable Mention at the Marin Needlearts Guild show in August 2002. The quilt shows what the artist thinks we need... [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"New Orleans Garden Gate" (2002)

Created in an EBHQ class with Lorraine Torrence in 2001 and shown at the EBHQ show in March 2002. Piece uses Ms. Torrence's Multi-view Image technique. The design of the piece comes from a piture of a garden gate... [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Fireball" (2001)

Fourth in  series of woven quilts. Created in response to the events of September 11, 2001. Included in the book, America From the Heart. On tour in the American Embassy in Costa Rica. Take a look at the Diary of the exhibit. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Five of Swords" (2001)

One of a group of Tarot card quilts for the TAQP Project For Sale - contact  Ms. Lapachet. Official appraisal available. Special terms apply to sale due to gallery & show schedule committments [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Mother Warrior (right) 2000 and Artist Warrior (left) 2001"

These dolls were created in two separate CQFA workshops. They are related to the artist's later quilts on Women's Work. Shown at the Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Arts Show, 2001. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Four of Cups" (2000-2001)

One of a group of Tarot card quilts for the TAQP Project For Sale - contact  Ms. Lapachet Official appraisal available. Special terms apply to sale due to gallery & show schedule committments. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"The Sampler" (1986-2000)

Ms. Lapachet's first quilt is finally finished. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. This quilt won Honorable Mention at the San Mateo County Fair and was also shown at the 2000 Marin Quilt and Needlearts Guild Show. [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Spiky Stars : Interlocking Triangles #2" (2000)

A Doreen Speckman workshop was the inspiration for this quilt. Second in a series of Interlocking Triangles quilts. This quilt won Honorable Mention at the 2000 Marin Quilt and Needlearts Guild Show. On display at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP, San Francisco, California [ Larger Image & More Info ]

"Woven 3: Purple" (2001)

Third in a series of woven quilts. Embellished with hand dyed rickrack and quilted with Oliver Twist variegated thread. For Sale - contact Ms. Lapachet Shown at the Cotemporary Quilt and Fiber Arts show in Mountain View... [ Larger Image & More Info ]

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