Barbara Barrick McKie

40 Bill Hill Road
Lyme, CT
06371-3501 US


Artist Information for Barbara Barrick McKie

I started making art quilts in 1971, and have been doing digital art quilts based on my photos since 1993.  I accept commissions, and love to do Nature combined with abstraction. I love both flowers and animals, and do thread painting often.  My work has been featured in 42 books and a featured artist in two and 52 magazines including several magazine covers, and have received over 60 awards in juried shows. 

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Chip On An Old Log

Chip On An Old Log34.5 w x 21.625 h   A chipmunk who lives near our wood-pile is often spotted watching us, as we watch him, however he often doesn't sit still long enough to get a photograph. I finally got a good photograph, and combined it with another photograph to make the composition.

Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye33" w x 22" h   On our river trip in Namibia, we saw 4 male lions on the shore looking eye to eye with us in our boat. The senior male was a bit away from the others, and I captured his image and then transferred it to fabric, and then did extensive trapunto and machine embroidery to show his hair among the grasses where he sat.

Petunias on Parade

Petunias on Parade46.75" w x 26.5" h   I photographed these petunias in my outdoor rock garden at the height of their profuse blooming. Machine appliqued and heavily machine quilted.

White Winged Dove of Peace

White Winged Dove of Peace34.75" w x 23.75" h   While in Big Bend National Park, I spotted this White Winged Dove, and then created a quilt from the image. Heavily thread painted with trapunto, machine appliqued, machine quilted.

The Hare's Version

The Hare's Version41" w x 41.75" h