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Food for Thought (an Ode to Joy) Food for Thought (an Ode to Joy)
Nancy Bardach   •  Berkeley, California, USA More Info
$2000   Buy Now  » Beethoven and the Professor ponder over the seasonal ingredients for their next meal. Flowing juniper trees beyond sing a song to the Study that Joy Built. Other ingredients include book shelves, a Greek pediment, and sunlight through the study windows.
Childhood Seasons Childhood Seasons
Louise E. Bell   •  Burwash, East Sussex, United Kingdom More Info Audio Statement available
$1400   Buy Now  » Plants make me smile as they reappear during the year, evoking memories of childhood in Canada. Gentle snowdrops in harsh weather; mittens. Tough plantain on the lawn as the Quebec snow melts away; hands bare. Childhood glee at seeing my grandmother’s garden full of forget-me-nots was overlaid with sadness as I attended her funeral. Aunty Betty gave me tea in a ▶
Incarnation to Resurrection: Colours of the Church Year Incarnation to Resurrection: Colours of the Church Year
Margaret Blank   •  Mirror, Alberta, Canada More Info Audio Statement available
$1000   Buy Now  » Growing up in the Anglican (Episcopalian) Church, I’ve long worshiped through the liturgical seasons and was inspired to create a piece in the colours used to express them. A cruciform star symbolizes the highest Christian holidays: Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, and Ascension. As one season flows into another, so do the colours of this quilt, from blue in Advent, ▶
Always Winter Always Winter
Wendi Bucey   •  Chico, California, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2000   Buy Now  » Always Winter is a very personal artwork that explores my complex relationship with my mother-in-law. Major Depressive Disorder takes a toll on not only the patient, but the entire family. Years of caring for her with all my heart have affected my life, health, and art. I make art and give it to her in the hopes of making her happy. Sadly, she has lived season after season ▶
Polar Vortex Polar Vortex
Betty Busby   •  Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$4500   Buy Now  » Seasons around the world are experiencing more extremes than ever before. Sweeping down from the north, polar vortexes have wreaked havoc on many areas that have not previously sustained such severe climactic conditions.
Everything is Beautiful in Her Time Everything is Beautiful in Her Time
Shin-hee Chin   •  McPherson, Kansas, USA More Info Audio Statement available
NFSLife is always changing as we go through various life stages. The four seasons are used to portray the four cycles of change in a woman’s life. There is a season for everything, and everything is beautiful in her time. Photo by Jim Turner
Seasons of the Ancient Ones Seasons of the Ancient Ones
Vicki Conley   •  Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$3000   Buy Now  » When recently visiting Aztec National Monument in northern New Mexico, I was mesmerized by the large rebuilt kiva - once the center of spiritual activity. As I gazed at the beautiful pattern in the ceiling, I wondered what happened to the ancient ones. They had a thriving culture, but by the late 1200s they were gone. Exploring their vacated home, I was inspired to design a ▶
Between Excitement and Repose Between Excitement and Repose
Gabriele DiTota   •  Melbourne, Florida, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD We wait with excitement for new birth, in our gardens and in our families. We eagerly search for the first shoots, the first bits of springtime. Spring leads to summer, which brings fall, and before we know it the garden has again entered a period of inactivity as winter descends. We can draw parallels to the times of our lives, and the sense of silence and contemplation ▶
Along the Path Along the Path
Sarah Entsminger   •  Ashburn, Virginia, USA More Info
$1800   Buy Now  » I regularly walk on a tree - lined path near the edge of a large park. Each season has its own colors, light, and structure. Winter showcases the lovely, graceful limbs of the trees. Spring brings bright new leaves, buds, and colorful blooms. In summer, an incredible variety of green colors mix with bright flowers. Fall brings gold, red, and brown tones that slide into gray ▶
Winter Blues in Denmark Winter Blues in Denmark
Bodil Gardner   •  Lystrup, Denmark More Info Audio Statement available
$1500   Buy Now  » The Danish winter is long and dark. It’s difficult to believe that it will ever end and that spring, summer, and autumn will follow. Photo by Peter Gardner
Canadian Seasons Canadian Seasons
Joan F. Hug-Valeriote   •  Guelph, Ontario, Canada More Info Audio Statement available
$2200   Buy Now  » Canadian Seasons was created as we were preparing to move from a much beloved, heavily treed property to a dense urban environment. Watching the colours of the trees change through the seasons was an annual privilege and wonder. Our very short Canadian spring, with its grey-greens and yellow-greens, gives way to the deep summer greens that Georgia O’Keeffe found so ▶
Saturated Seasons Saturated Seasons
Ivy Jensen and Rita Joseck   •  The Woodlands, Texas, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$3400   Buy Now  » When I lived in Hawaii, a lot of my friends from the mainland lamented the lack of seasons there. Being from Houston, I had only known winter and summer, so I had no complaints about living in paradise. While living in Colorado, the four seasons finally presented themselves in their full - fledged glory. The slow, dawning effect of major changes in the weather cheers the ▶
When Winter Came, They Were Gone When Winter Came, They Were Gone
Patricia Kennedy - Zafred   •  Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA More Info
SOLD As a storyteller, my goal is to create thought provoking narratives. My quilts marry a lifelong fascination with photography, history, and stitch, often reflecting faces of pride and dignity, sometimes under challenging circumstances.  For over twenty years, believing he was in a desperate race against time, Edward S. Curtis took over 40,000 photographs of Native ▶
Vital Spark Vital Spark
Pat Kroth   •  Verona, Wisconsin, USA More Info
$3000   Buy Now  » Energy surrounds us, transform us, enlivens us. From the smallest spark, atom, or seed, incredible things develop and grow: mighty oaks, the human body...entire universes. This can take a millisecond, a decade, or a millennium. This vital spark initiates, then celebrates, the cycle of time: birth, new growth, maturity, decline, death and then re-birth in the continuing ▶
Grandma Magic Grandma Magic
Karol Kusmaul   •  Inverness, Florida, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD Representing the magical love, character, and skills of grandmothers, this quilt shows a grandma mixing up a batch of cookie dough. Her chickens are at her feet, and she wears an apron, wings, patches, and a halo. This piece was inspired by my dear friend, Rose, who recently passed away. She was a wonderful grandma and friend, and she loved her chickens! It is also based ▶
Calendar Calendar
Linden Lancaster   •  Picola, Victoria, Australia More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD Things that grow in my garden represent the constant coming and going of the seasons, and are a source of joy, inspiration, and comfort in an ever-changing world. When I am distracted and rushing from one thing to another, something in the garden will often catch my eye. The tiny heads of crocus popping up in autumn, the exuberant winter gladiolus, or the tough, but ▶
Time Changes Everything Time Changes Everything
Marisa Marquez   •  Madrid, Spain More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD When I think of the seasons, I always think of time passing. As I get older, time seems to move faster and all the seasons mix together. Sometimes I feel like I’m always looking at the calendar and the watch, and not enjoying the present day. The passing of the seasons changes our perspective - not only the way we see or feel things, but how those things affect us. I ▶
Winter in Yellowstone Winter in Yellowstone
Melanie L. Marr   •  Houston, Texas, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD Winter in Yellowstone was inspired by a photo of a bison taken in the dead of winter. The frosted white of the snow adds to the design of the quilt.
Talking Threads Talking Threads
Jeanelle D. McCall   •  Lufkin, Texas, USA More Info Audio Statement available
NFSI have a passion to illustrate stories - the medium doesn’t matter. The desire to make something visual is the driving force. My growth as an artist has been shaped by four distinct seasons. Watercolor was my first stage of exploration. The next season was pre-computer commercial art, then computer-generated commercial art, created solely with a keyboard and a mouse. ▶
Winter Solstice Winter Solstice
Diane Melms   •  Anchorage, Alaska, USA More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD Alaska is a land of extreme seasons marked by drastic changes in temperature and daylight. During our short winter days, the sun travels in a low arc across the sky, descending at a narrow angle to the horizon and creating spectacular lingering sunsets. They are common on our short winter days and we take pleasure in their ephemeral radiance. Winter Solstice is a time for ▶
The River of Life The River of Life
Alicia Merrett   •  Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom More Info Audio Statement available
$6000   Buy Now  » This quilt represents the various seasons of my life in the form of a map crossed by a long river. Each season has a different pieced design. The boats, sliding down the river, describe time passing, and also political activism.
Big Bend Spring Big Bend Spring
Susie Monday   •  Pipe Creek, Texas, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1800   Buy Now  » Desert springs are unlike others, arriving any time the rains come. In Big Bend country, wild flowers cover the ground, and cacti burst into bloom. The bold colors of Santa Elena Canyon at sunset bring the desert to life just as the rains bring sustenance to the plants and animals. The mountains and hills are like big dinosaurs rising in the distance. I like to think of my ▶
Mama's Got the Blues Mama's Got the Blues
Melody Money   •  Boulder, Colorado, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1850   Buy Now  » This piece was inspired by a life lived under the same sky, year after year, season after season. Fifty - two vertical patches represent weeks in a year, and twenty-four horizontal patches represent hours in a day. The sunshine and shadow gradient color scheme symbolizes the light of morning giving way to the dark of night. The swirling painted motif signifies joy and ▶
Mixed Media Journey Mixed Media Journey
Jeannie P. Moore   •  Escondido, California, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1000   Buy Now  » My art quilting journey has spread through many seasons and changes. One of my earliest challenges was that I wanted to create all my own fabric and designs for my quilts. Dyeing led to printing, transferring, and painting on any type of fabric I could get my hands on. This quilt has a combination of most of the fabrics I have created in the past 10 years. I want to ▶
Eastham Marsh: Summer Squall (Tuning Fork #52) Eastham Marsh: Summer Squall (Tuning Fork #52)
Heather Pregger   •  Fort Worth, Texas, USA More Info
$2500   Buy Now  » I love the salt marsh near our summer home on Cape Cod. And I love the way a sudden summer storm can change the bright golden marsh into a dramatic landscape of muted gray and blue.
My Back Yard, Indiana My Back Yard, Indiana
Daren P. Redman   •  Nashville, Indiana, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$3800   Buy Now  » My husband and I live in a rural area of Indiana where we are surrounded by nature. Spring brings vibrant greens with oak, hickory, and maple trees. Summer is filled with yellow, red, and purple flowers. In fall the leaves turn red, burgundy, and orange. Winter shows dark greens from the pine trees, tans, and white snow. From our floor-to-ceiling windows, we watch the ▶
Heat Lightning Heat Lightning
Sue Reno   •  Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$5200   Buy Now  » For years I have marked the passing of the seasons by making cyanotype prints directly from plants I grow in my gardens. They are always unique due to individual variations in the leaves and in the weather conditions. Added moisture and long exposure times produce wildly beautiful and variable results. The prints in this quilt were made on long, sultry summer days, when the ▶
In the Winter of Our Existence, Our Hearts Yearn for Spring In the Winter of Our Existence, Our Hearts Yearn for Spring
Lee F. Schwimmer   •  San Diego, California, USA More Info
$1800   Buy Now  » It’s Passover—the season of spring and renewal. I am in my kitchen where the quietness of repetitive activities, like chopping and washing, encourages contemplation. News is on in the background. I am aware of my ongoing grief spawned by the polarization and hostility of public and private discourse. I consider how I might express my own seasons of both despair ▶
Seachange: Whale Tracks Seachange: Whale Tracks
Brenda Gael Smith   •  Copacabana, New South Wales, Australia More Info Audio Statement available
$2950   Buy Now  » Every day my husband and I awake to a panoramic view over the bay. Sometimes the ocean is calm; sometimes it is wild; always it is magical. Like the view from my childhood home, this is a scene imprinted onto my very soul, representing a season of contentment and creativity. Migrating humpback whales cross the horizon in winter and spring. I keep binoculars next to my ▶
It Suddenly Dawned It Suddenly Dawned
Elena Stokes   •  Clinton, New Jersey, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$5000   Buy Now  » The dawn of a new day, a new year, a new era, or a new idea...to everything there is a season.
Blurring Winter Blurring Winter
Sandra van Velzen   •  Tiel, Gelderland, The Netherlands More Info Audio Statement available
SOLD My work is often inspired by my photography. I love to explore my surroundings with my camera, whether at home or on trips or holidays. I live in The Netherlands, which has a sea climate. There is a lot of rain in every season, yet each season is different. Though I love them all, in the dark days of February I long for summer. On one of these cold, dark days, I took a ▶
Photosynthesis Photosynthesis
Marianne R. Williamson   •  Miami, Florida, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$4500   Buy Now  » Photosynthesis is the process by which plants absorb light. As the light changes with the seasons, so do the trees. I equate this to the changes that are happening in my life. I am now 75, and I have macular degeneration. Soon I won’t be able to drive anymore and my daughter will have to take care of me, instead of me taking care of her and her children. The light in ▶