Ancestry Art Works

The  mixed media art quilts in the Ancestry Art Works Gallery were made possible by funds appropriated by the State of Minnesota and the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council awarded February 2002.

Stars of my Life

51” x 51”
Photo transfer, machine pieced and quilted
January 2003

Details of Stars of my Life

Mary Rose Windschitl and Evelyn Windschitl
Mary Lee's mother and her sister as young women
Circa: 1955

Bartl Windschitl and Felix Eischen with little Mary Lee
Mary Lee’s grandfathers

  Little Mary Lee

Amaliya Rose Eischen, Mary Lee's daughter, 1985


And She Laughed

Photos transferred to cotton of Mary Rose Eischen, (Windschitl), Mary Lee’s mother
Desden plates hand pieced by Rosaline Long Knife and her mother and aunts in the late 1930’s and 40’s.
Anniboine Native American from the Fort Peck Reservation, Montana
Dreden plates courtesy of Raqiba Rybicki

21.5” x 32”
Hand appliqué, photo transfer, hand quilting, textured yarn embellishment
February 2003

 Details of And She Laughed

Tree of Life
Hand painted on cotton fabric, photo transfer, hand applique, machine quilted

38”x 52”
February 2003

More detail images and creation of Tree of Life


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