Two of Two

AUTUMN quilt...42X31
AUTUMN RHAPSODY…art quilt…42X31


This quilt, AUTUMN RHAPSODY, was also selected for the New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilt exhibit at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO.  I sincerely thank the jury for being so generous.  The exhibit runs from July 9 until Sept. 2.

I titled this piece Autumn Rhapsody because, when it was completed, I found it to have a feeling of celebration…a song of autumn.  I chose the colors to represent the few weeks each year when the reddish-brown of fall begins to appear, but the green of summer still remains…a time of transition.

As for the quilting design…it is such an important layer in an art quilt.  I spend a lot of time looking at the painted top of the quilt before I understand how I am going to quilt it.  I don’t mark the top with the design, although I may chalk in some horizontal or vertical lines, just to ensure that I keep the quilt square as I work on it.  I tend to work spontaneously as I free-motion stitch, but I am always aware of my vision and previous understanding of how the design impacts the finished piece.  I so enjoyed quilting the leaves in this piece!  I wanted them to be free and “sketch like”… I know I will use them again! …from the studio


  1. I must say I’m even more impressed by your fabric work. Spent part of the day in a museum and saw some fabric art, your is far superior.

  2. Hi Sue, didn’t see your previous post, they’re both beautiful pieces, you’re doing really well, having both accepted!

  3. A gorgeous work. Enjoyed reading about your process. I can readily see how the jury selected you. You do beautiful work, Sue.

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