Mary Barnett


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The Apostle's Creed
The Apostle's Creed
65" x 65"
(Each individual quilt is 15"x15".)
The Apostle's Creed detail shot"The Apostle's Creed" is actually *nine* quilts, all finished, quilted, and bound, before being attached to a background of organza to make a larger "nine-patch" design. Each quilt depicts one article of the Apostles' Creed; the article appears in writing on each quilt: "I believe in God, the Father, the Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the Holy catholic Church; the Communion of Saints; the Forgiveness of Sins; the Resurrection of the Body; and Life Everlasting. Amen." Each quilt is intended to stand on its own, in addition to being part of the whole. Techniques include free-motion machine embroidery, acrylic paint, hand-dying, hand applique, machine piecing, and machine applique. There is, of course, plenty of free-motion machine quilting! My "idiot-proof" camera could not handle the contrast between white, black, and reflective very well, but I promise the parts that look blank, or that look solid black, are actually quilts as well! The detail shot of the "Communion of Saints" quilt shows the free-motion machine embroidery of two original drawings by the artist.

Marbleds and Marbles detail shot

"Marbleds and Marbles" is actually two quilts, with the smaller one hanging loosely from the larger. (They are 34.5" by 24.5", and 52.5" by 42.5".) Much of the fabric was hand-marbled by QuiltArt's own Linda Moran of Marble-T Designs, and it is all heavily free-motion quilted.

The detail shot shows the corners of both the smaller and the larger quilt. Completed 3/2000.

Marbleds and Marbles
"Marbleds and Marbles"

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