Woodbridge, Virginia USA
I've always wanted to live on a boat and
wish that this was the view from my window / porthole.
23" x 24"
"View From a Window"
19" x 23"
Machine pieced, machine quilted
100 % Cotton fabrics and batting
Free Motion Quilting
Kathryn Leinbach Brown
Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA
This quilt has four windowpanes that are
actual pictures I took outside our house during a major ice storm
in the winter of 2003. The pictures were transferred into Print Shop
where I added special effects and then printed to an inkjet printer.
The quilting follows similar lines as the special effects. Each panel
represents the actual "windows" of my life. The top left
is clear and focused for those days when I know what is going on and
am getting things accomplished. The top right has an effect on the
picture of swirls for those days when I'm running around not getting
anything done. The bottom left has curvy lines for those days where
I'm torn in many different directions, however things do get accomplished
(that is my most frequent "window"). The bottom right has
cracks in it representing the days that are full of suffering, anguish
and death. Fortunately not anywhere near as frequent as the others,
but still too often.
Merritt Island, Florida
"I rest from the long day
Of castles, and vineyards
The wind in my hair
And sun on my face.
I walk to our
window and view my one true love
And castles and vineyards And smile."
"Tuscan October "
23" x 27"
"A Window in Wales"
18" x 24"
Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
visited friends in Wales who had reconstructed a cottage in Snowdonia
Park in North Wales. The stone walls were 4 feet thick and the windows
were deeply set back, framed top and bottom with sheets of slate.
The window sill, which was 2 feet deep, was one piece of slate.
Lancaster, Ohio USA
love architecture. When I was brainstorming for this project, I
kept sketching views looking at a window from the outside versus
gazing out from within. I mentioned my quandary to my husband and
he responded, "I'm imagining looking out a window at a brick
wall." This statement reminded me of my uncle making fun of
my dad growing up in their Brooklyn apartment in such a vicinity
for trying to grow a plant in their window. Creating the contrast
between two very different tenants engaged me.
10.75" W x 20.5" L
South Carolina, USA
Woke up one morning and saw this
out my bedroom window- we live on the
banks of the Savannah River. What a sight to wake up to!
I have to confess that this piece
emerged from a scrap bag challenge I did with my mother. The only
fabric from her scrap bag that I used was the fish fabric. My view
in this piece is tranquil but brightly colored and festive. My quilts
generally utilize bright fabrics, whimsy and a sense of humor.
"A View to a Gill"
24" x 35.5"
Harbor Springs, MI
We have 4 nesting pair of Orioles...and I see and hear them daily.
The window is recessed, and the two strips on the right indicate
the window's well.
Parrish, Florida USA
my daddy died in Texas, Cliff brought me pieces from his rose
bush for us to root. Now have them here with us in Florida. Peeking
through the kitchen window, I see them ever so patiently growing
and blooming. I think of his watchful eyes over me, just like
when I was a small child playing in the front yard.
Although he is not physically here to guide me, he is here in
I honor him in memory as stated by GOD's commandment: Honor Thy
Father & Thy Mother & you will have a long life.
"Daddy's Roses In My Kitchen Window"
25" x 25"
mixed fabrics, machine quilted
on cotton batting & 'rod' armature
"A View from a Window"
23" x 24"
Ann Louise Mullard-Pugh
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
The piece was inspired by a blood moon observed in Williamsburg, Virginia
a few years ago.
Clarkson Valley, Missouri USA
"Tree ar My Window"
12 inches X 15 inches
"Land, Sea and Sky"
29" x 31"
Shirley Jo Rimkus-Falconer
Hillsboro, Oregon USA
your self up about 60 or more floors in Tokyo, eating the most wonderful
meal you ever had, looking out the window at the land, sea and sky,
and remembering that night 40 years later. That happened to me.
Hercules, California, USA
As long as I can remember, I've drawn a unique tree located just
right and down from the crest of a hill. It was like nothing I saw
growing up in Ohio. When I moved to California, I looked out my
back window and saw the my childhood drawing had come to life. Quilt
is commercial cotton fabrics, collaged and thread painted
"Dreams made Real"
13" x 11"
"The Scenic Southwest"
15" x 18"
Plymouth, Michigan USA
Medium green Cacti( Fabric and
Tyvek , textured with heat gun) Light green Cacti: Tyvek (painted
,textured with heat gun); beading, wiremesh
Dublin, California USA
quilt is based on a photo
taken by Judy Spruitt, one of my quilting students. The photo
was of these leaves laying on a skylight, with icy rain all around,
and trees above, so my quilt incorporates bits of fabric; photo
transferred, burnt-edge silk organza leaves; melted cellophane
for raindrops; Angelina fibres and sliver hologram thread. It
is 31" x 23", and the binding is a soft green, but it
is beaded all around the inside edge, every 1/4".
23" x 31"
"Looking on the Inside"
9" x 11"
San Carlos, California, USA
The design is based upon the saying "The
eyes are the windows to the soul". To create this quilt, I
used textile ink on a whole cloth and just drew until it was drawn---and
suddenly I realized that it turned out to be a self portrait. After
heavily machine quilting the surface, I covered the window with
clear plastic and embellished the rest with beads and yarn.
Oakton, VA, USA
These squares were made in a class called
Come Play With Me with Diane Hire. They give my window quilt an
"Musical Chairs From Afar "
23" x 23"
Deborah S. Stein
Weston, Massachusetts, USA
My primary goal is to evoke
the feeling of disconnect with the ever-wondrous, ever-changing, natural
world during a period of incarceration. One must use the mind's eye
to expand upon a partial view glimpsed through a tiny window in a
cinderblock wall. This is an interactive quilt that allows one to
"get out" by simply lifting each block for a greater view
that is embellished on the back of the block, and perhaps an even
greater view of one's personal memories.
The secondary goal is to relay the passage of time - a day in the
passage from light to dark on a cell wall, a year in the changing
of the seasons, all-of-time in the constellations of a night sky.
The cells are disconnected from one another and float free in the
night's blackness. One corner of the quilt curls up, exposing a field
of gold butterflies on the underside.
Materials: Fabric - Wool and silk/rayon brocade, backed and bound
in silk dupioni Embellishment - glass and 22 carat gold beads, sequins,
wire and silk/rayon threads Spacer material: Cedar Breather (a roofing
Constellations from upper left corner clockwise - Serpens, Ursa Major,
Virgo, Cepheus, Hercules, Scorpius, Aquila, Camelopardalis, Lepus,
Boulder Creek, California USA
The view out my studio
window, using the scraps off my worktable.
8.5"h x 11"w
"View from the Terrace "
Fairfax, VA USA
I found this picture in a magazine
a long time ago. I was waiting for a reason to adapt it to quilting.
The view is relaxing and peaceful. A view of water is my favorite
vacation spot. It reminded me oa a trip that we took to the mountains.
Machine appliquéd and quilted, thread painted, hand dyed fabrics.
San Diego, California USA
forward, looking back. I have reached an age when I realize
my time is limited and I seem to be looking back at what has
been important in my life. And I wonder which of these important
things will remain so for the rest of my years. I think those
that are depicted in these windows will have continued value
in the coming years.
29" x 29"
Techniques: Fused, machine quilted
Materials: Hand-dyed cotton fabric from Eccentrix,
San Diego, CA. Cotton batting, cotton thread.
"View from a Window"
34 x 38
from a Window" is the view from the outside to the inside.
Buddha sitting in the center,, symbolizes the harmony we are all
striving for and dominates the wild pattern around him which stands
for the chaos of our thoughts.
from 4 layers to create some 3-D effect. The first 2 layers are
made from silk, the first machine embroidered, handcut and painted,
the second handquilted and painted.
Winchester, Virginia USA
grew up in an apartment in Brooklyn. My mother was a bride
in that apartment and 57 years later we moved her out. We
lived on the ground floor and the living room windows faced
a small garden where irises grew every year during my childhood.
Of My Mind reflects my memories of that garden. It uses hand-dyed
fabrics, which were machine pieced, machine Sashiko quilting,
and hand beading. This is my first art quilt.
"Windows of My Mind"
21" x 20"
"Just Another Window..."
Windows are "my thing". I make them quite often
(this the 7th). They are perfect opportunity to create my
very own piece of reality. This window was made especially
for the Challenge. My "challenge" in it was to capture
the moment of a very early spring, to cath a nature in the
awakening stage. Inspiration came out of my bedroom window.
I was studying little changes brought to a view of my park
every spring's day.