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Artwork in the Rocks and Water gallery:

Amethyst Moon

Ancient Friends

Ancient Sands

Another Dawn is Breaking

Beauties of the Journey

A Bright New Day

Broken Dream


Celtic Spiral

The Chaos of Creation


Cranberry Bog


Desert Bloom

The Designer’s Elements: Air

The Designer’s Elements: Earth

The Designer’s Elements: Fire

The Designer’s Elements: Water

Dreaming Road


Elements I: Air

Elements I: Earth

Elements I: Fire

Elements I: Water

Elements II: Air

Elements II: Earth

Elements II: Fire

Elements II: Water

Evening Rendezvous

Exciting Choice

Faerie Circle

Floating Home

The Great Barrier

A Great Outpouring

Holding Pattern

Homeward Bound

Island in the Stream

Joy Overflowing

Just a Stone’s Throw

Lighting up the Night

Meditating Moon

One Giant Leap

Out of the Whirlwind

Pathway out of the Gloom

Pathway through the Marsh


Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom II


Primordial Ooze

The Promise of Spring

The River Sings

Rock Garden I

Rock Garden II

Rock Garden III

Rock Garden IV

Rock Garden V

Rock Garden VI

Sailing to Capri

Sea Dreams

Seeking Higher Ground

She Could Fly

Small Comforts

So Many Choices

Spreading Out

Squash Blossom

Storm Front

Summer Wind

Sunrise Over Sagebrush

Swimming Upstream


The Three Graces

To the Future

Toward a Dark Shore

The Tree of Life

Twilight in the Japanese Garden

Waiting for Spring



Where Magic Happens

Where There Was Darkness - Light!

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Seeking Higher Ground

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Seeking Higher Ground by Larkin Jean Van Horn
From the Rocks and Water Gallery
Size in inches: 15¼ x 18


In the private collection of Rene Jennings

Exhibition history:
First Place, She Made Her Mark, Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, Indiana
A Sense of Place, exhibit by Studio Art Quilt Associates, displayed at IQF Houston (November 2007), IQF Chicago (April 2008) and IQF Long Beach (July 2008)
Minnesota Quilters Conference, June 2009

Judges' comment: "Doesn?t honor any one woman, but notes all who have stepped forward and held themselves up for all of us. Although not dramatic at a distance a closer view reveals a subtlety swirling emerald surface, textured by superb quilting. The eddies and whirlpools of stitching only make the elevation of the glass (allegorically, the individual) more dramatic. If I could have any of these quilts in my home to view daily, this one would be it."

Techniques used:
machine stitching, hand beading

hand-dyed cotton and silk organza; fused glass cabochon; glass seed and bugle beads

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