Quilts with Altitude
by: Rebeccah Joyce
April 1st - June 3rd: During Open Hours
Bit About Rebeccah Joyce, Quilter and Fiber Artist
Rebeccah Joyce grew up in Taos, New Mexico as the daughter of Mike Joyce (blacksmith and nurse) and Sue Joyce (craft person extraordinaire). She learned much from her grandmother, Dorothy Gregg, a world famous Gobelin tapestry weaver and fiber artist. Rebeccah moved to Boulder in 1994 to study at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical studies and began working at Long's Gardens, where she still plays with the iris during summer. Rebeccah moved to Gilpin County in 2001 with Sid Lipsitz and they married in 2007 at Kelly Dahl Park right at the Gilpin County line.
Rebeccah rediscovered quilting as a hobby in 1997. As with many artists, the hobby grew into a professional business through the years. Equipped with both a Handi-quilter & a Gammill long arm, Becky set up Mountainjoy Quilts in her home studio. Days are spent creating original and custom pieces featuring landscape scenes, tree imagery, Celtic knotwork, and even some "traditional" quilt patterns. Rebeccah combines many fabrics, from hand dyed cottons to beautiful silks to create her quilts.
Quilting for others has been a wonderful experience. From finishing already pieced tops for people to co-creating custom quilts for them, Becky strives to give customers exactly what they want. She's even taken in some UFO's, though her website says no to that.
Several of Becky's quilts have been in juried quilt shows throughout the country. In 2003, her quilt "Floating Lotus" was chosen to go on the Hoffman Challenge tour. One of the greatest, little known, honors is a quilt finished for a client now hangs in the chambers of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Rebeccah enjoys quilting for charity. She quilted the Flood Memorial quilt that currently hangs in the Boulder courthouse. A member of the Quirky Quilters group, many of the quilts given to the Cold Springs Fire victims & the Nederland police station have passed through her long arms after being pieced by other members of the group.
Mountainjoy is the name of the road where Rebeccah shares a home at 9,100' elevation with her husband, dog, cat and is continually inspired by the nature that surrounds her.
Feel free to contact Rebeccah for custom work or private classes. 303-258-7428
email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery & info at: Mountainjoyquilts.com