She turned to quilting in the 1990s, frustrated after knitting with 26 colors. Her third quilt was made for the wall. The pendulum continues to swing both ways.
|Carpe Diem by Alanna Nelson, 2005|
Sheep and wool festivals in New England and New York provided materials for recent work. Nuno felting is one of her favorite summer pastimes when she's not hiking or sailing.
|Entry Blessing: Come into our home in peace and tranquility. 2013|
Inspired by 17th Century embroidered caskets viewed at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Alanna currently explores quilts and bookbinding techniques to create three dimensional quilt art.
SAQA membership feeds Alanna's passion to create art quilts by exposing her to other quilters with similar interests and opportunities to submit work to exhibits. Keep up with her on Instagram, Twitter or on her web site alannanelson.com.