The Milwaukee Art Quilters

The Milwaukee Art Quilters (MArQ) make contemporary art quilts, pursue exhibit and competition opportunities, and support each other’s artistic growth.

Opposing Forces – 2006

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Create a piece of fiber art depicting two opposing forces. The quilts must be 50″ square.
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Fire and Ice by Jane Hyer Walton

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Harmony by Way of Discord by Chris Sommerfelt

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Aaron’s Safe by Linda Reuss Benson

God is Light and In Him is No Darkness at All by Chris Lynn Kirsch

God is Light and In Him is No Darkness at All by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Casey Puetz

Balance by Casey Puetz

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Fault Line by Nancy Kimpel

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Hope and Despair by Lisa Anne Giesfeldt

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Fire and Rain by Nancy Linz

Diametric Equinoxes by Suzanne Riggio

Diametric Equinoxes by Suzanne Riggio

 

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Windshield Visions – 2003

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Quilts must be the size and shape of a windshield. The view can be in or out, abstract or representational.
Almost Africa by Casey Puetz

Almost Africa by Casey Puetz

When Steve Took Advantage of Gloria at the Starlight Drive-In in 1969 by Linda Reuss Benson

When Steve Took Advantage of Gloria at the Starlight Drive-In in 1969 by Linda Reuss Benson

Operation Migration by Marlene Gustafson

Operation Migration: Flight of the Whooping Crane by Marlene Gustafson

Reach For the Stars by Chris Sommerfelt

Reach For the Stars: In Memory of the Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Columbia by Nancy Linz

Toll Gate Rock and Palisades by Barbara Ritchey

Toll Gate Rock and Palisades on US Hwy 30, Green River, Wyoming by Barbara Ritchey

Cracks in My Windshield by Margot Schumacher

Cracks in My Windshield, Sins in Our Lives by Margot Schumacher

Into the Light, a Journey of Faith by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Into the Light, a Journey of Faith by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Frosty Morn by Nancy Kimpel

Frosty Morn by Nancy Kimpel

From the Cockpit, a Hawaiian Shoreline by Chris Sommerfelt

From the Cockpit, a Hawaiian Shoreline by Chris Sommerfelt

Car Crash by Connie Trench

Car Crash by Connie Tresch

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Red and White – 2011

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Red and white only. Any technique, any subject.

Basic Accessories for 1972 by Diana Dunaway

Basic Accessories for 1972 by Diana Dunaway

Dorothy Got Lost and Followed the Ruby Brick Road to Ruby City by Lisa Anne Giesfeldt

Dorothy Got Lost and Followed the Ruby Brick Road to Ruby City by Lisa Anne Giesfeldt

Hide and Seek by Judy Valentino

Hide and Seek by Judy Valentino

InspiRED by Kasia

InspiRED by Kasia

Less is More by Casey Puetz

Less is More by Casey Puetz

Many Shades of Red by Jane Hyer Walton

Many Shades of Red by Jane Hyer Walton

Montezuma's Chicken by Suzanne Riggio

Montezuma’s Chicken by Suzanne Riggio

Peppermint Delight by Sandy Jolliff

Peppermint Delight by Sandy Jolliff

Red Square by Maribeth Schmit

Red Square by Maribeth Schmit

Redrum by Kathie Boucher

Redrum by Kathie Boucher

Stepping Outside the Box by Norma Klimpke

Stepping Outside the Box by Norma Klimpke

Three Mars and a Milky Way by Kathleen Sweeney

Three Mars and a Milky Way by Kathleen Sweeney

On the Other Hand by Sandy Hendricks

On the Other Hand by Sandy Hendricks

Grace by Sonja Pavlik

Grace by Sonja Pavlik

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Charlene Cinpinski

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Charlene Cinpinski

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Portals – 2009

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Title/theme: Portals, size 32” x 50” + – an inch, in a vertical orientation.The portal( s) should be the main theme of the work. Any kind of portal is OK such as doors, windows, gates, etc., in other words an opening(s ) with a framework around it. Interpretation is kind of loose as long as it fits the theme. We decided not to allow some kind of opening flap because of the problems with shipping.
Completed quilts due for judging at the March 2009 meeting.

Extinction by Nancy Linz

Portal to the Future: Extinction by Nancy Linz

Not in Kansas by Chris Sommerfelt

Not in Kansas Anymore by Chris Sommerfelt

Life Under a Microscope by Deb Kinder

The Microscope : Portal to Diagnosis and Treatment by Deb Kinder

Abstract Study by Casey Puetz

Abstract Study: Portals by Casey Puetz

(2009) Door Portal

Door Portal With Handle and Knob by Sonja Pavlik

The Narrow Gate by Chris Lynn Kirsch

The Narrow Gate by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Painted Portal by Jane Walton

Painted Portals by Jane Walton

Passage by Judy Zoelzer Levine

Passage by Judy Zoelzer Levine

Past, Present and Future by Kasia

Past, Present and Future by Kasia

Persistence by Kathleen Hughes

The Persistence of Life by Kathleen Hughes

Portal Remains by Suzanne Riggio

Portal Remains by Suzanne Riggio

Portals Past by Maribeth Schmit

Portals From My Past by Maribeth Schmit

Portals Path

My Portals, My Path by Marianne Kayne

Portals to Peace by Jane Misslich

Portals to Peace by Jane Misslich

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On Point – 2008

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The name of this challenge is taken from the traditional setting of blocks. However, the challenge is to interpret the word “point” in whatever way the artist wishes. In keeping with the traditional setting, the size and shape should be as follows: 36” square to be hung “on point” with the corners of a different 36” square behind it.
Remarkable Vantage Point by Beth Shulmann

Remarkable Vantage Point by Beth Schulman

Vanishing Point by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Vanishing Point by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Resting Point by Cecelia Rotter

Resting Point by Carol Griffith Neumann

Encounter a Point in Time by Beth Schullmann

Encounter a Point in Time by Cecilia Rotter

Points North

Points North by Nancy Kimpel

Pointer the Painted Pony by Casey Puetz

Pointer the Painted Pony by Casey Puetz

Off Point by Mary Ellen Heus

Off Point by Mary Ellen Heus

Exploring On Point by Kasia

Exploring On Point by Kasia

At Home With Jerry and Caroline by Suzanne Riggio

At Home With Jerry and Carolyn by Suzanne Riggio

 

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Objet D’Arc – 2013

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A stack of pieced vintage arcs, that never were made into a double wedding ring quilt, were passed around a group meeting. Each member took 1 arc and was asked to do something with it. These old arcs received new life as modern fiber art!
Destination by Kathie Boucher

Destination by Kathie Boucher

Pillow by Diana Dunaway

Pillow by Diana Dunaway

In the Spirit by Marlene Gustafson

In the Spirit by Marlene Gustafson

Arc Lamp by Kathleen Hughes

Arc Lamp by Kathleen Hughes

Sunset by Marla Morris Kennedy

Sunset by Marla Morris Kennedy

1930's Collides With 2013 by Deb Kinder

1930’s Collides With 2013 by Deb Kinder

3D Accordian Arcs by Chris Lynn Kirsch

3D Accordian Arcs by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Sew Pretty Flowers by Laura Krasinski

Sew Pretty Flowers by Laura Krasinski

Dirty Dancing by Jane Misslich

Dirty Dancing by Jane Misslich

Nancy Linz

Nancy Linz

Up, Up and Away by Casey Puetz

Up, Up and Away by Casey Puetz

Falling Arcs by Suzanne Riggio

Falling Arcs by Suzanne Riggio

New Art From an Old Arc by Maribeth Schmit

New Art From an Old Arc by Maribeth Schmit

Edrica's Bridge by Kathleen Sweeney

Edrica’s Bridge by Kathleen Sweeney

Fan by Judy Valentino

Fan by Judy Valentino

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Name That Tune – 2004 & 2011

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Make a quilt based on the title of a piece of music that is recognizable to most people.  The quilt need not portray the content of the song or musical work, just its title. Size: 36” by 58”  give or take 1 inch. Quilts must hang vertically, NOT horizontally. The quilt must contain the shape of at least one musical symbol using any method such as appliqué, piecing, embellishment or quilting on the front. The quilt must have a bound edge which measures less than 1/2 inch. Quilts should not have a “picture frame border”.  (A picture frame border is a border made of one fabric placed on all 4 sides of the quilt like a mat in a picture frame).

The title of the piece of music should be on the label and credit given to the composer and lyricist.  No lyrics from the music should appear on the quilt.

 

How Much is That Doggie in the Window by Linda Reuss Benson

How Much is That Doggie in the Window by Linda Reuss Benson

Chopsticks by Casey Puetz

Chopsticks by Casey Puetz

Great Balls of Fire by Mary Ellen Heus

Great Balls of Fire by Mary Ellen Heus

Bugle Boy by Cecelia Rotter

Bugle Boy by Cecelia Rotter

The Charleston by Lisa Anne Giesfeldt

Yes, There Are Words to the Charleston by Lisa Anne Giesfeldt

Octopus's Garden by Chris Sommerfelt

Octopus’s Garden by Chris Sommerfelt

Stormy Weather by Suzanne Riggio

Stormy Weather by Suzanne Riggio

Color My World by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Color My World by Chris Lynn Kirsch

The Lady in the Tutti Fruitti Hat by Kathie Boucher

The Lady in the Tutti Fruitti Hat by Kathie Boucher

Sunrise, Sunset by Nancy Linz

Sunrise, Sunset by Nancy Linz

You Light Up My Life by Kasia

You Light Up My Life by Kasia

Flight of the Valkyries by Marlene Gustafson

Flight of the Valkyries by Marlene Gustafson

Harvest Moon by Necia Wallace

Harvest Moon by Necia Wallace

Autumn by Nancy Kimpel

Autumn by Nancy Kimpel

Climb Every Mountain by Wendy Butler Berns

Climb Every Mountain by Wendy Butler Berns

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Chapel of Love

Chapel of Love

A few years later members who had not previously made a Name That Tune quilt were invited to make one – at half the size: 18″ x 24″.

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Kathleen Sweeney

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Kathleen Sweeney

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer by Kathleen Sweeney

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer by Kathleen Sweeney

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