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Joy Troyer creates art with fabric. Her batik work graces the pages of two children's books. Her recent fabric collage and quilt pieces reflect her love of color and nature.Recently Joy has added writing to her creative ventures. 

Joy's Latest Fabric Art

32 of Joy's art quilts will be on display
November 30 - December 3 at the
Mill Valley Community Center,
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA

Artist Reception - Tuesday, Nov 7
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Joy's latest work is fabric collage and art quilts.

Everything Seed
batik illustrations
for sale!



The Everything Seed

Children's picture book "The Everything Seed" tells the story of creating using the image of a seed unfolding.  Wonderful story by Carole Martignacco and batik illustrations by Joy Troyer.


"La Semilla de Todo" is now available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble:


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About the Artist
Joy Troyer is a fabric/batik artist and graduate in "Theology and the Arts" from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. She initally learned to do batik from a book just before she turned 40. Since then she has taken studio art workshops at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and through the Split Rock Arts Program at the University of Minnesota. When she moved to California, she switched to doing fabric collage and quilting.  She creates wall art using subjects of nature, spirituality and designs.  She is VERY involved with the Mt Tam Quilt Guild in San Rafael, CA.  She lives in Kentfield, California with her husband, Michael, grandson, Isaiah and her cat, Roxy.

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Emma, Lucie & the Quilted Animals

A Picture Book by Joy Troyer
Illustrated by member of the Mt Tam Quilt Guild

Go along as Emma & Lucie look for animals in their town of Quiltville.  Jay, a blue jay, goes along to tell the reader about the quilts and quilting.  Bright colored pictures for small children.  Information about quilts for older kids.  For inside pages and reviews, click here.

Retail $25.00 US
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Looking for Truth
Meditations on the Gospels by Joy Troyer

Years ago, Joy rejected the Bible as irrelevant and misused.  Now, as a member of the Orthodox Christian Church and a Unitarian Universalist sympathizer, she takes a new look at the New Testament, this time looking for truth.  She found a source of wisdom, charity, hope and support from people whose lives were really difficult.  

"This book is lovely, thoughtful, and very readable.  I think many people will be drawn in by Joy's reflections on scripture and on her own life.    There is honesty, humor and a fresh perspective within these pages."  -- Rev. Dr. Nancy Hall

For an excerpt, click here.

Find out how people are using
The Everything Seed in churches, classrooms, and more!

The Everything Seed
Tricycle Press award-winning picture book.
PowerPoint in Spanish, French & English.
A Picture Book by Carole Martignacco

The Everything Seed is a creation story that is scientifically correct and yet acknowledges the spiritual nature of all life. Using the image of a growing seed, this story takes you through the unfolding of the universe up to the continuing unfolding that occurs every day. It uses simple language that children can understand; beautiful images that adults can appreciate.
PowerPoint presentations and Resource Guides available via download to help ministers and educators incorporate this story into worship and classes.
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