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"David Loves Janie" - a quilt based on a birthday card that my dad gave to my mom.
Awarded Best of Show, Colorado State Fair, 2009.

 This silly bunny is playing Hide and Seek in the cattails in The Happy Nappy Day.
Hearts and Feathers.  This quilt was raffled December 2013 by the Colorado Springs Quilt Guild.  http://csqg.blogspot.com/
This is my design for yellow rose applique.  Roses and vines were appliqued over a "jelly roll" strip quilt.  Pattern available.
Mermaid:  Hello or Goodbye?  This quilt was a gift for my 10-year-old niece.
Marvin and Ruffie are enjoying a good night's sleep after a busy day.  See where their adventures have taken them!
All quilts on this page and website were designed and created by Joan Musick.  
"Phoenix of Rising Hope," inspired by the 2013 fires at Black Forest, Colorado.   33" x 40"   Original design by Joan.  This is the first in the series "Birds of Encouragement."  Pattern available.
After:  This is called "Caterpillar No More," inspired by a recycle challenge from a fellow guild member, Heather Southard.   42" x 40"
Quilt and scenes from "The Missing Flower Tops" book.
"Courage to Take the Plunge,"  33" x 40"   Original design by Joan.  This is the second in the series "Birds of Encouragement."  Pattern available soon. 
Green Kitty.  A fabric painting technique was used for this original kitty face by Joan.
My cat, "Oscar"  17 1/2" x 24"   
Fused applique and thread painted. 
Before:  Heather challenged, "Take my quilt and do anything with it and bring it back to sell at our guild silent auction."  I put it on my design wall and stared at it.  It looked like a caterpillar to me.  I was going to put silly feet and googly eyes but then the idea for a butterfly came.  See above.
When Joan is not writing and illustrating children's books, traveling with her trunk show, or teaching quilting classes, she is designing patterns and creating these other works of art: