Nancy Sterrett Martin


Artist's Statement: My main focus is on contemporary art quilts. I use various techniques in fabric manipulation, beading. applique, airbrushing, silk screening, silk painting and fabric dyeing. I prefer to work primarily with texture and the illusion of depth and color. I use fabric dyes and paints to create various surface design techniques in my quilted wallhangings and quilts. I am very passionate about my work.


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55" x 69"

Tsukineko Inks were painted onto a white background. I made a pattern from a photo I took in my garden. The pattern pieces were cut, appliqued and pieced to form this wallhanging. I wanted to get the colors needed to get the shading on the petals of the flower. Hand sewn beads were added for the stamens of the flowers. It was machine quilted.

54" x 65"

Commercial and hand dyed fabrics were used to create this quilted wallhanging. Decorative threads and yarns were used as well. The wallhanging was machine quilted.

51" x 51"

This particular wallhanging was made especially for the Husqvarna Viking's MASTERPIECES: ART TAKES SHAPE contest that was held in Houston, October 2005.. I was a finalists in the contest and the quilted wallhanging will be touring around the world for the next two years along with 49 others.

Inspiration for this quilt was from a photograph that I took while my husband and I were on a trip in California in June 1991. The water was made using a combination of commercial and hand dyed fabrics. The waves were created with fabric paints and cheesecloth. I hand painted the sand, the seagulls and the rocks. The sparkle effect on the waters edge was a combination of tencel and sparkle thread.



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