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

About studio18artist

A contemporary artist using canvas and cloth, paint and thread.


  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. meta

    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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