Thursday, December 28, 2017

All The Art Quilts I Made in 2017

It's not likely I'll finish anything else in the next three days, so here's the collection of art quilts I made in 2017. I'm posting them here without much commentary, review or introspection. Not all the pictures are great. It's just a tally.

At the very end, I've included what I consider small, medium and large and how many I made in each category.


White Dog with Purple Sprouts, 6x6

White Dog Under A Green Sky, 6x6

White Dog with Orange Posies, 6x6

This White Dog series will be available at the "Think Pawsitive" fundraiser at Craft Napa in January.

In A Moment, 12x9

To the Light, 12x9

Everything At Once, 12x9

This series of bowl quilts were made to illustrate an upcoming article in Quilting Arts magazine.

A collection of 5x7s made throughout the year

Several of these 5x7 pieces will be available at the Artist Market at Craft Napa in January and in my Etsy shop after.


Flourishing Framework 1, 12x12

Framing Flourish 2, 12x12

Framing Flourish 3, 12x12

These three pieces were made as part of the Cloth Paper Scissors Art Lesson Expressive Surface Design which includes a video tutorial. (It's only $3.99! Check it out here.)


Spiral and Seedling, 18x18

Beetle Pincushions

Several of these will also be available at the Craft Napa Artist Market.

Small Favors, 20x20


Tiny Treasures, 3x5

These small decorative fabric collages were created for the Cloth Paper Scissors Art Lesson "Tiny Textured Treasures" which includes a video tutorial of some of my favorite embroidery stitches.

Sun Rises. Tree Grows. Door Opens., 20x20


Eight Design Guides program example, 8x10

This small piece was made for a program to illustrate how I use the Eight Design Guides from my book, Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint, and Stitch.

Rising Resting, 40x40


Nourishment, 6x6

Moonlit Grove, 18x18

Cultivate, 7x5

Nourish, 7x5

These two pieces were made for a fundraising auction for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.


Wiggly Tree, 8x8


Wings and Leaves, 8x6

Cup of Comfort, 8x5

These two pieces were part of the Spotlight Auction at the SAQA Conference.

Captivating Compositions workshop samples, 6x6

I don't really consider these "finished" art quilts, but it's a great teaching tool and definitely something that got "done" in 2017.


untitled, 12x12

Light as a Feather, 16x20

Both of these pieces were made as demo samples for my appearance on The Quilt Show.

Cultivate and Climb, 20x20


Cup of Kindness, 48x32

38 Small -- Less than 9" on all sides

13 Medium -- 9 to 30" on all sides

2 Large -- greater than 30" on any side

Total: 53, not including the beetles!

Other statistics I could tally, but not right now...

How many were made for specific calls for entry or publication
How many were made mostly to sell
How many am I really really pleased with
How many do I consider very weak
How many have sold
How many were made for charity


Gail Ellspermann said...

Wow! A productive year for you - all lovely work, as always! Here's to a great 2018!

Rachel Parris said...

Wow you have certainly been prolific. Inspiring.

Unknown said...

Love your work! Thanks for sharing. It's so interesting to see themes you use.

Susan Callahan said...

Very productive. You certainly see your voice in your work. I love your work with ladders.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a beautiful collection you show here. One just as beautiful as the next with fab composition!

Maria Shell said...

Beautiful work Deborah! May 2018 be just as good!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW many wonderful piece made in 2017!!! Off to check out your store to drool some more...