Sunday, July 14, 2019

Award Winning Quilts by Barbara Barrick McKie




Caught in the Act
Photo:  Copyright 2010 by Barbara Barrick McKie,
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Barbara Barrick McKie’s award winning art quilts all have a starting point such as a photograph, a piece of fabric, an idea, a theme or an object. Her wide variety of talents plays a large part in each exclusive creation of her work.




Crested Barbet
Photo:  Copyright 2009 by Barbara Barrick McKie,
all rights reserved.



All of the art quilts Barbara creates begin with a piece of white fabric. 




The Batik and the Iris
Photo:  Copyright 2008 by Barbara Barrick McKie,
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Her experimental approach to creation pulls from her varied history as a research microbiologist, professional art quilter, bridal gown designer/manufacturer, homebuilder, and computer consultant to bring together strong textures, contrast, and graphic appeal often using only her own fabrics.




Mandarin Duck
Photo:  Copyright 2010 by Barbara Barrick McKie,
all rights reserved.



From her Whimsical Plantimal Series, Barbara's interest in animals and flowers come together combining Vanda orchids and mountain sheep eyes.




Vanda Sheep Orchid
Photo:  Copyright 2010 by Barbara Barrick McKie,
all rights reserved.


Vanda Sheep Orchid
Photo:  Copyright 2010 by Barbara Barrick McKie,
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Visit Barbara’s Website to see more of her amazing art quilts, beaded jewelry, and wearable art. The detail on each piece of work is unique to the piece and its subject. Here you will also find Jim McKie's sculptures.




Pondering Pelican
Photo:  Copyright 2010 by Barbara Barrick McKie,
all rights reserved.



Barbara lives in a solar home she designed and built in Lyme, Connecticut.



Sources:

McKie Art Studios





Photos used with permission of the artist.




3 comments :

  1. I can't stop looking at these; they are all so wonderful!

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    1. Her quilts are so beautiful! If you haven't, check out the link to her art studio to see even more of them. I quilt and can only hope to ever make one half as wonderful as hers.

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  2. These are amazing. I didn't even know something like this existed. Thanks for sharing!

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