Spotlight: SAQA CT Fiber Artist Barbara Barrick McKie
The talented and prolific Barbara Barrick McKie will be exhibiting her signature Dispersed Dyed/Thread Painted Art Quilts in three States within the next 2 months. Congratulations Barb!
- McKie is one of 16 artists participating in “Objects d’Art: form and function” at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at UCONN Avery Point in Groton, CT. Opening Reception Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 from 6-8PM. The show will run from February 25 – April 10, 2011. http://www.averypointarts.uconn.edu/lightbox/exhibitions-Objectsd%27Art.html
- Barb will also have a special One-Artist Exhibit of 35 quilts, entitled “Inspired by Nature” as part of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton Roads, Virginia from February 24 – 27, 2011. http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=8
- After the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, the Inspired by Nature collection will travel to Quilt Fest of New Jersey (Somerset, NJ) from March 3 – 6, 2011 http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=30
Inspired by Nature - Art Quilts by Barbara Barrick McKie
(Image: Red Dahlia Reflections)
More about Barbara Barrick McKie:
Barbara combines her life-long interests in travel, photography, nature, and experimentation, by fearlessly creating art quilts using new techniques of her invention.
Starting with white fabric, she prints her own Photoshop-manipulated images to polyester fabric, combines them with her hand dyed fabrics, and free-motion quilts them on her home machine. Often she uses trapunto, and more recently thread painting.
Her unique voice in art quilting natural subjects, sometimes with a whimsical twist, has led to many publications from 1975 through 2011 as well as awards in many national and international quilt shows. Her works are also included in numerous public and private collections.