Art Quilts, A Trip Down Memory Lane

As you know I recently revealed my 31st Art Quilt. Woohoo! Please pardon my temporary pause to celebrate! 🙂 After sharing the last one I was reminiscing abut the stories and photos behind each of my art pieces. Even though I was the person that created them, the older I get I have to admit it is sometimes hard for me to remember what they all look like. To satisfy my curiosity and fill in a few of those hazy recollections I decided to search back through my notes and my posts to refresh my memory. My travels brought back many fond memories and aha moments. Thank goodness for photos as they many times are worth a thousand words.

To celebrate my milestone I decided to share photos and links to all 31 in one place. Their combined history spans a period of more than a year. While that probably doesn’t seem like a long time to you for me it feels like ages ago. So much of my time and my heart has been poured into each and every one. They represent a small piece of my journey through fabric as an art form. Please enjoy my trip down memory lane.

AQ # 1: Bloom



AQ # 2: Paws for a Moment

Paws for a Moment #1
Paws for a Moment

AQ # 3: Quilting Friends

Quilting Friends
Quilting Friends

AQ # 4: Flowers


AQ # 5: Sunrise

Art Quilt # 5: Sunrise, The Quilt
Art Quilt # 5: Sunrise with its many embellishments

AQ # 6: In the Right Direction

In the Right Direction
In the Right Direction

AQ # 7: This Way

This Way #1
This Way

AQ # 8: This Way # 2

This Way #2
This Way #2

AQ # 9: Moo


AQ #10: Crossroads

AQ # 10: Crossroads

AQ # 11: Birch Trees

AQ # 11_ Birch Trees.jpg
Birch Trees

AQ # 12: Autumn


AQ # 13: Ticktock


AQ # 14: Tulip


AQ # 15: Hodgepodge


AQ # 16: Bird House

Bird House

AQ # 17: The Chosen Nine

Art Quilt # 17_ The Chosen 9
The Chosen Nine

AQ # 18: Four Friends # 1

Art Quilt # 18_ Four Friends # 1
Four Friends # 1

AQ # 19: Four Friends # 2

Art Quilt # 19_ Four Friends # 2
Four Friends # 2

AQ # 20: Rising Star

AQ# 20_ Rising Star
Rising Star

AQ # 21: Backwards

AQ # 21_ Backwards

AQ # 22: Crossroads

AQ # 22_ Crossroads (Finished)

AQ # 23: On The Fringe

AQ # 23_ On the Fringe
On the Fringe

AQ # 24: Multicultural

AQ # 24_ On the Fringe (finished)

AQ # 25: Towne House

AQ # 25_ Towne House (finished)
Towne House

AQ # 26: Blue Condo

AQ # 26_ Blue Condo (finished)
Blue Condo

AQ # 27: Summer Picnic

AQ # 27_ Summer Picnic (finished)
Summer Picnic

AQ # 28: Buttons

AQ # 28_ Buttons (finished)

AQ # 29: Pink Cadillac

AQ # 29_ Pink Cadillac (finished)
Pink Cadillac

AQ # 30: Harvest Medley # 1

AQ # 30_ Harvest Medley # 1
Harvest Medley # 1

AQ # 31: Harvest Medley # 2

AQ # 31_ Harvest Medley # 2
AQ # 31: Harvest Medley # 2

Well, that was quite the tour! I like all 31 but I have to confess that I have a few favorites. Actually, let me rephrase that. I have ten favorites. Making my Top Ten Favorites list are:

  • AQ # 1: Bloom
  • AQ # 3: Quilting Friends
  • AQ # 5: Sunrise
  • AQ # 10: Crossroads
  • AQ # 14: Tulip
  • AQ # 15: Hodgepodge
  • AQ # 16: Bird House
  • AQ # 22: Crossroads
  • AQ # 25: Towne House
  • AQ # 28: Buttons

If I were to narrow it down even further I would select these as my top five:

  • AQ # 1: Bloom
  • AQ # 10: Crossroads
  • AQ # 22: Crossroads
  • AQ # 25: Towne House
  • AQ # 28: Buttons

Then my all-time favorite, if you must know, is……

  • AQ # 25: Towne House

After reading my lists you have probably noticed that I made a slight booboo when choosing the names for my quilts. Oops! Somehow I gave AQ # 10 and AQ # 22 the same name. Who does that? LOL! I mean, it’s not like I have oodles and oodles of quilts that are hard to keep track of.

You would think that I would have a master list somewhere that monitored the name assignments. Sadly I did not. I do now though! I’ve taken the time to organize my blog posts and created categories to make the management of my art quilts easier. The categories also make it simpler to find all of the posts related to each quilt. All this organizing probably makes me sound slightly analytical but I am a numbers kind of gal so it only makes sense that I would do it.

So, which one is your favorite? Notice I am not asking for your top ten or your top five; just your # one choice. I know it probably seems unfair to ask you for only one favorite but I didn’t want you to have to work too hard. Leave me a comment sharing your thoughts of the tour as well as which art quilt is your favorite. You can also ask me questions. I love receiving and responding to comments from my readers! 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Art Quilts, A Trip Down Memory Lane

  1. I came along only part way through the year, but seeing them all like this shows it’s an amazing body of work you did this year! I think my favorites narrow down to #21 and #26, Backwards and Blue Condo, with Blue Condo maybe being a tiny bit ahead, but tomorrow, it might be Backwards that’s a little to the front. This is a great retrospective!

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  2. Hi Cindy,
    I really tried to pick just one . . . and cannot. Here are my top choices: Birch Trees, Backwards, Crossroads #22, Town House, and Blue Condo (although I think it should be named Circus). Now my favorite might be Birch Trees today . . . but that could change later. We will soon be starting the QAL and enjoying a fresh new year. I look forward to what you have to share in 2018! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Roseanne, Roseanne, what am I going to do with you! This is totally unacceptable! You didn’t follow instructions. You were only supposed to choose one favorite! 😂 I just knew you weren’t going to be able to stick with it. You made some really awesome choices. I enjoy hearing your ideas and perspectives. You participation brings a smile to my face and a warm feeling to my heart! I’m looking forward to 2018! 🙂

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  3. All of these pieces are gorgeous…so bright and lively. My favorite is Summer Picnic, mainly because I relate to the image and story of a picnic. A piece of art gets a viewer to relate and connect. Your art pieces do just that. My plan is to continue to learn more and make art quilts . I look forward to your informative posts .

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    1. Chela, first of all thank you so much for being a faithful follower and most of all reader! Thank you also for sharing your thoughts. I love getting comments. I’m so happy that you found a favorite. I too enjoy reading stories behind the art people create. The stories make their art come alive and seem more meaningful. I must compliment you on the art you create. I think your journals are wonderful art pieces. I find them to be so creative and interesting. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I hope you have a wonderful 2018! 🙂


      1. Chela, I can totally relate to your thoughts. I am my BIGGEST critic. Can count the number of times I have wanted to throw in the towel on this blog. But, I keep on writing and waiting for comments like yours! 🙂 You certainly have made my day and my year! The kind words directed toward you are well deserved. I totally agree…Here’s to a creative and blessed year! 🙂

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