Art Quilts

Art Quilts

Art quilts are made with 3 layers of fiber, creating art for the wall using textiles, stitches and surface design – not your grandmother’s quilt, unless Granny is an artist!

Sometime referred to as art quilting, art quilts are an art form that uses traditional and modern quilt techniques to make art. Art quilts can be whole cloth and use the stitching line to create the art, or use multiple fabrics, surface design and embellishments to create art.

Browse through the art quilts and quilters to be inspired to make your own.

As I worked on this quilt in my Letters Home series, I thought of our parents looking for a house to be able to call home in a land far...

Fiber artist Geraldine Warner had never quilted, but knew she wanted to somehow paint with fabric. Working mostly with silk, she immerses herself in every part of the creative process,...

Wow, what an evening!  This quilt draws from our Mother’s letter to the grandparents about an evening of dining, live performances, and dancing, then ending in a boat ride that...

Flow illustrates small moments that create an amazingly rich life in an environment with many restrictions, a bit like these times in a very different way! In reading about our...

In these times of staying home….we have embarked on two related projects that have long been on our “to do” lists- to transcribe the letters our parents (mostly our mother)...

On Our Way is the first of a series of art quilts inspired by letters our parents wrote home. In 1959, our parents took two little girls to Abadan, Iran....

By day, she is a cell biologist, but she was a crafty kid with an encouraging mom. So the art happened. Part art quilt, part sculpture, Shannon Conley's fiber art...

Always open to the new-and-what-if possibilities, Betty Busby creates fiber art using technological innovations and unconventional materials to create work with inviting texture. But the voice of textile roots is...

Combining her fine art training with her love of textiles, Margot Lovinger creates figurative fiber art with layers that evoke the subtle translucency of Old Masters' paintings. With careful planning...