About Me

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes | Flying Parrot Quilts

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My name is Sylvia, and I have been quilting since approximately 2007. I really found my voice after  discovering the modern quilting movement a few years ago. I hold a Ph.D. in Marine Science, and as a result of my background in science, I particularly love making quilts that convey some aspect of science but are still beautiful to look at.  My quilts have been featured in magazines such as McCall’s Quick Quilts, Modern Patchwork, and Machine Quilting Unlimited, as part of the Modern Quilt Guild’s Quilt of the Month program, and have been exhibited and won awards at regional and national shows.










About the name

Pizzicato Cockatiel

Pizzicato (2006-2016)

I’m neither a dog nor a cat person–I’ve had parrots all my life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! “Flying Parrot Quilts” is a play on the traditional Flying Geese quilting block and my love of birds.











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