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art quilts



The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure. —Studio Art Quilt Associates

I think of these art quilts as large-scale open books, each with pages and a binding.


quilt with crow photos and text
Crows and Cons (July 2018)
42"w x 80"h
Letterpress from wood type, solar printed images from original photos on cotton and cheesecloth, denim, machine quilted and hand quilted with sashiko thread


crazy quilt made of denim shapes and stenciled with echinacea flowers with faces
When in Drought (June 2018)
17.5"w x 19.5"h
Letterpress from photopolymer plate, stencils on denim, sashiko thread
When in Drought


curtain quilt made of organza and house images
There Goes the Neighborhood (May 2018)
32"w x 74"h
Solar prints on silk organza, cotton
There Goes the Neighborhood: new work


quilt of cats
Mirror Mirror: Two Black Cats (April 2018)
40"w x 68"h
Solar prints, sashiko thread, family clothes, cotton, velvet; hand and machine quilted
Mirror Mirror: Two Black Cats Quilt


quilt of words: freedom, north, liberty, moses
They Know Which Way to Go (March 2018)
21"w x 50"h
Letterpress printing from wood type, embroidery thread; hand quilted
New Art Quilt: They Know Which Way to Go


quilt of cherries and poem
Almost Cherry Season (March 2018)
30.5"w x 77"h
Letterpress printing from metal and wood type, linoleum block, reduction linoleum block; embroidery thread; hand quilted
New Art Quilt: Almost Cherry Season


quilt of pleated cloth
Conversation (March 2018)
19"w x 20"h
Scraps pleated from previous quilts. Printed from solar-dyed cloth,
letterpress printing from wood type and linoleum blocks, embroidery thread; hand quilted
Conversation: A New Art Quilt


quilt of watch parts and ears
What Are We Becoming (February 2018)
26.5"w x 59.75"h
Letterpress printing from wood type and linoleum cut in various colors, embroidery thread, cotton; hand quilted
New Art Quilt: What Are We Becoming


quilt of gears and ears
Becoming (January 2018)
30"w x 62"h
Letterpress printing from linoleum reduction cut; hand quilted
New Art Quilt: Becoming


strip quilt like ocean waves
Nightlights on the Bay (December 2017)
31"w x 51"h
Letterpress printing from wood type and photopolymer plates, hand-dyed solar prints from screen shots from www.sfbayospreys.org web camera; embroidery thread, hand-stitched text; sashiko-style hand quilting. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Golden Gate Audubon Society.
New Art Quilt: Nightlights on the Bay


strip quilt like a wing
When Birds Sleep (December 2017)
33"w x 54"h
Letterpress printing from wood type and photopolymer plates, hand-dyed solar prints from screen shots from www.sfbayospreys.org web camera; embroidery thread, hand-stitched text; hand and machine quilting. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Golden Gate Audubon Society.
New Art Quilt/Open Book: When Birds Sleep


quilt with whirley crane in the center
Sweet Osprey Dreams (November 2017)
30"w x 53.5"h
Letterpress printing from wood type and photopolymer plates, hand-dyed solar prints from photo by the artist and screen shots from www.sfbayospreys.org web camera, embroidery thread, hand-stitched text and sashiko-style quilting (waves, fish scales), patches. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Golden Gate Audubon Society.
New Art Quilt/Open Book: Sweet Osprey Dreams


quilt with words and images taken from a passport with stitching of faces
Where Is My Passport? (October 2017)
31"w x 48"h
Letterpress printing from wood type, hand-dyed solar prints, linoleum block, machine stitched drawing, embroidery thread
New Art Quilt/Open Book: Where Is My Passport?


quilt of many hands in the shape of pistols
Hand Gun (September 2017)
45.5"w x 39"h
Letterpress printing from wood type, hand-dyed solar prints, embroidery thread
New Art Quilt/Open Book: Hand Gun


strip quilt with embroidered poem and imaginary angels
Seraph (the Holy Quilt) (August 2017)
40" x 68"
Letterpress printing from wood type, photopolymer plates, and linoleum blocks, embroidery thread
New Art Quilt/Open Book: Seraph (the Holy quilt)


block quilt with each letter of the words hope rants
Hope Rants (August 2017)
43.5"w x 69.5"h
Cyanotype, letterpress printing from wood type and linoleum blocks, embroidery thread
A Quilt as an Open Book: Hope Rants


quilt made from denim with stitched ripples
Water & Power: Ripples (June 2017)
49.5"w x 69.5"h
Family jeans, letterpress printing from photopolymer plates, embroidery thread
Piece-Quilt-Bind—Water & Power: Ripples


quilt made from denim with pipeline shapes
Water & Power: Pipeline (May 2016)
51" x 72"
Family jeans and pants, embroidery of "pipeline" and "river" Orienteering symbols
Pipeline: A New Quilt


block quilt with various prints of trees and people Let Us Reach for the Edges (January 2016)
72"w x 48"h
Letterpress printing from linoleum blocks and collagraph on cotton cloth, embroidery thread
Let Us Reach for the Edges: Art Quilt #2



block quilt with various prints of hands and people
Strength (October 2015)
44"w x 66"h
Letterpress printing from linoleum blocks on tea-dyed cotton cloth, embroidery thread
An Art Quilt Called Strength


quilt with words and people
Act Now (2012/2015)
29"w x 27.5"h
Gesso stenciled imagery on canvas dropcloth, linen pants, sherry sack, flannel sheet, linen thread
A Quilt for the Letterpress


quilt with layers of fabric that are torn and stitched with a poem printed on them
Undone (2008)
25"w x 36.5"h
Letterpress printing from handset metal type on dyed cotton cloth, velvet, linen thread
mentioned in: An Art Quilt Called Strength



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