Free Spirit Fine Art Studio
Barb Forrister

Austin, TX US


Artist Information for Barb Forrister

Barb Forrister international award winning quilt and fiber artist whose work focusses on surface design and 3 dimensional soft sculpting. She is a member of Austin Fiber Artists, Studio Art Quilts Association and the International Quilt Association. Currently residing in Austin, her true love is creating nature and pictorial scenes in a 3 dimensional manner. As an avid environmentalist and recycler, Barb gets her inspiration from observing nature and employing unusual and “upcycled” materials to convey textural surfaces. Many of these materials include heat distressed plastics, hand dyed, inked or painted textiles, fibers, beads and trinkets. Barb also supports and contributes to many causes by donating her time and work to organizations such as The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Federation. Her work has also been published in SAQA Portfolios 16-21, Dinner at Eight  Artists Presents Beneath The Surface and The Space Between, Texas Artist Portrait Projects, In The Spotlight Barb Forrister (Quilting Arts April/May 2011 edition), In Stitches Emag (VolumeV), and Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts 1986-2011.

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Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild26 1/2″ x 24 1/4″  

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow11″ X 14″  

Created to commemorate the wolves that are being removed from the endangered list.


Songbird22.75” X 19.75”  


Primavera18 3/4″ X 24 1/2″  

Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon

Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon24"X60"