As a glass artist, Brigitte is fascinated by the possibilities of quilt designs. Quilting and stained glass have a certain similarity in that both cut and piece material together, but the materials –one hard, the other soft—are very different. Also unique to stained glass is the transparent quality of the glass itself. The endless possibilities of shifting geometric patterning and the interplay of color was an area ripe for exploration. Brigitte started researching traditional and modern quilt designs, through books, quilting stores and quilt shows. Some of the designs were clearly more suited to being made with fabric and did not translate easily into glass. Other designs did. In trying to make the panels suggestive of fabric, some of the glass has been painted with motifs to mimic printed fabric.