Thursday, June 9, 2011

Barbara McKie

Our quilt guild was treated to a trunk show by award-winning artist, Barbara McKie. I was sitting in the 3rd row, so my photos include the backs of quilters' heads! Please visit Barbara's website gallery to see more of her amazing work.

Barbara uses her own photos from her garden and her travels as inspiration for her work. She often manipulates photos in photoshop before printing them to fabric.

The piece below has dahlias appliqued onto a gorgeous shibori background that she painted.

Her work includes a good deal of whimsy, like her Plantimal series. Orchids with eyes!

Please go to her gallery to see more, including "I'm Watching You" which won 1st place digital quilts in Houston last November.


Stephanie said...

Gorgeous. They look three dimensional!

Jackie said...

I also had the opportunity to meet her and her work is just totally amazing!! What a treat!

sophie said...

I m such a fan of her quilts--what a treat her presentation must have been for you.

Wen Redmond said...

Beautiful work!

Kevan Lunney said...

Sounds like a wonderful show and talk from one of the best! hope you all saw the incredible stitching!