The System Overload Series is featured in
"How Can I Ever Relax When
The Internet Is Beckoning 24/7?"
Expository Magazine, Spring 2003

"System Overload Version 1.1:
Super Charged"

10"w x 14"h x 1.5"d © August 2002
Available contact clvquilts@yahoo.com

Update 11/9/04 "SO V1.1" is on exhibit at:
Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT, Nov 2004-April 2005

SO V1.1 won Judge's Choice Award for Mixed Media Category
at the "Gleaming Treasures" exhibition in Chicago, April 2003

Materials: fabric, computer & electronic components, metallic thread, beads, and screws using Lonni Rossi's The Typographical Elements Collection distributed by Andover Fabrics.

Techniques: machine quilting and embroidery, appliqué, & embellishment.

Statement: The “System Overload” series is about mania where everything seems super charged and interconnected, pushing toward the brink of an explosion. It’s full of bright lights and whizzing speed. The colors are alive: reds, greens, oranges, and yellows. Metallic threads of copper, gold, and silver sparkle.

Judge's Comments: Wonderful collection of quirky appliques. Terrific surface design on applique pieces. Appliques are applied well. Piece is in good balance. You have truly illustrated days that we all have had. - Sandra Dorrbecker, NQA Judge

"System Overload Version 1.2,
XML: eXtensible Markup Language"

12”w x 18”h x 1"d © December 2002 Available

Update 6/24/04 SO V1.2 will be in "Fiber Revolution: Quilts As Art"
CHIP Center at UCONN, Storrs, CT, August 2004 -July 2005

Materials: cotton, foam board, mechanical pencil, CD & Diskette, computer housing slats, keyboard keys, computer chips, wire, beads & metallic thread.

Techniques: machine quilting, hand quilting of computer wire, phototransfer of company logos, fabric markers, hand appliqué, & embellishment.

Statement: The “System Overload” series is about mania where everything seems super charged and interconnected, pushing toward the brink of an explosion. It’s full of bright lights and whizzing speed. The colors are alive: reds, greens, oranges, and yellows. Metallic threads of copper, gold, and silver sparkle.

"System Overload Version 1.3,
CD Media Distribution"

15"w x 22"h x 1"d   © November 2002 Sold 

Private collection of Mr. Steven Friedman, Merion Station, PA

Materials: cotton, foam board, computer components, & metallic thread.

Techniques: machine quilting, phototransfer of CD Media company logo by Suzan Hirsch, hand appliqué, & embellishment.

Statement: The “System Overload” series is about mania where everything seems super charged and interconnected, pushing toward the brink of an explosion. It’s full of bright lights and whizzing speed. The colors are alive: reds, greens, oranges, and yellows. Metallic threads of copper, gold, and silver sparkle.

"System Overload Version 1.4,
Spinning Out of Control"

15”w x 19”h x 1.5"d © February 2003 Available

Update 11/9/04 "SO V1.4" will be in "Art Ability"
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
Malvern, PA November 2004-January 2005

SO V1.4 received the Special Award - Excellence in Design "Quilts Along the Bay" Barnegat, NJ, September 2003

Materials: cotton, foam board, stamp & stencil metallic inks, computer components, CD, Diskettes, Hard Drive Platters, Heat Syncs, beads, & metallic thread.

Techniques: machine quilting, stenciling, stamping, & embellishment.

Judge's Comments: “Embellishments are so well placed I believe you have gained control over your computer frustrations. Beautiful balance and placement. Pieces are applied well and create visual movement and induce thought. Very well done.” – Sandra Dorrbecker, NQA Certified Judge

"System Overload Version 1.5:
Sizzling Heatsinks"

12”w x 18”h x 2"d © Feb 2003 Available

Update 11/9/04 "SO V1.5" will be in
"Square-Carre-Cuadrado"
Quanta La Isabella Museo,
Valencia, Venezuela Nov-Dec 2004

Materials: cotton, foam board, stamp & stencil metallic inks, computer heatsinks, & metallic thread.

Techniques: machine quilting, stenciling, stamping, appliqué, & embellishment.

Statement: The “System Overload” series is about mania where everything seems super charged and interconnected, pushing toward the brink of an explosion. It’s full of bright lights and whizzing speed. The colors are alive: reds, greens, oranges, and yellows. Metallic threads of copper, gold, and silver sparkle.

"System Overload Version 1.6:
Psychedelic"

28"h x 22"w x 1"d © October 2003 Available

Update June 2010 "SO 1.6" is at
"Tappan Z Gallery"
Tarrytown, NY

Materials: cotton fabric, recycled computer & electronic components, holographic paper, plastic anti-electrostatic bags, banana leaf woven mesh, computer flat ribbon cable, computer wire, metal lathe scrap, metallic thread, beads, ink, & glitter glue.

Techniques: hand stamping, machine & hand quilting, machine couching, machine appliqué, & embellishment.

Statement: The “System Overload” series is about mania where everything seems super charged and interconnected, pushing toward the brink of an explosion. It’s full of bright lights and whizzing speed. The colors are alive: reds, greens, oranges, and yellows. Metallic threads of copper, gold, and silver sparkle.

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