The word "gaudy" is derived from the Latin word for joy. Working with vibrant colors is an act of joy for me. I never tire of placing different fabrics together to see how different colors and patterns will interact. I choose subjects which lend themselves to vivid colors. Once I have the subject constructed, I quilt it down. This is my current passion. As I quilt, I lose myself in the patterns. Look for flowers, leaves, and spirals in my work. The quilting deepens the colors and creates texture.