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Ah...fabric, thread, beautiful colors and patterns!  The art quilt is my way to express the joy I feel observing creation.  My medium is fabric and thread.  Fibers add a texture depth to my art.
Since 2005 I have been making "art" quilts that resemble paintings.  I find this to be filled with challenges and rewards.
I have sewn clothes since childhood and now spend most of my sewing time making quilted art.  Using photography as inspiration and various techniques, I make quilted fine art scenes.  My style is to quilt my art on my home sewing machine.  I have done portraits as well as many landscapes.

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National Quilt Museum

Here are some photos of the 20th birthday celebration at the National Quilt Museum

in Paducah KY.  My quilt, "Forest Walk" was "unveiled", (literally), at the celebration.

Wow!

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The gentleman in the photo is Bill Shroeder, founder, and the person who purchased and

donated my quilt to the museum. 

 

Forest Walk

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Forest Walk 67"x86"

This quilt was made with my Mosaic Picture technique along with turned edge applique and fused applique.  The scene that inspired the quilt was found at Redwood Park in Arcata, CA; the town where I grew up.

Awarded 3rd place in the Paducah AQS show 2010, also a 3rd place in Int'l Quilt Festival in Houston 2010; and now resides in the National Quilt Museum in Paducah KY. 

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New Book!

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Fabric+Paint+Thread = Fabulous!
by Pat Durbin
Published by Martingale & Co

Available December 8, 2009