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.


Inspired by Nancy

DUNAWAY, DIANA--Autumn Birch

Autumn Birch – Diana Dunaway

Inspired by Nancy

Nancy Kimpel, 1940-2011

 Nancy Kimpel was a beautiful person, a pillar of her family and community, and a shining star of the Milwaukee Art Quilters. 

 Her departure left behind a huge collection of special fabrics she had designed.  The complex cloth creations and texture-filled hand-dyes, many of which she used in her award-winning art quilts, filled her studio.

 Her husband invited Nancy’s friends to go through the fabrics, with an eye toward using them to honor Nancy.  Mary Ellen Heus proposed a grab bag event, and, with the help of Laura Krasinski, assembled groups of Nancy’s special fabrics to be hidden inside each bag.  The Milwaukee Art Quilters, each taking a bag, eagerly took on the challenge.

 This show is the result: a special tribute to the creativity and joy of living that Nancy personified.  Each quilt uses Nancy’s fabrics, swatches of which are shown on title cards next to each art work, to laud a great lady.

Suzanne Riggio

PUETZ, CASEY--Coin Toss

Coin Toss – Casey Puetz

Autumn Leaves – Marlene Gustafson

Creativity – Kasia

VALENTINO, JUDY--Alligator in Disguise

Alligator in Disguise – Judy Valentino

MORRIS-KENNEDY, MARLA--Not Your Typical Colorado Aspens

Not Your Typical Colorado Aspens – Marla Morris Kennedy

WALTON, JANE HYER--Tribute to Nancy

Tribute to Nancy – Jane Hyer Walton

JOLLIFF, SANDY--Swirling Memories

Swirling Memories – Sandy Jolliff

HEUS, MARY ELLEN--Rising

Rising – Mary Ellen Heus

KIRSCH, CHRIS LYNN--Inspired by Nancy

Inspired by Nancy – Chris Lynn Kirsch

HENDRICKS, SANDY--In Memory of Nancy

In Memory of Nancy – Sandy Hendricks

LINZ, NANCY--Bird's Eye View

Birds’s Eye View – Nancy Linz

BROWN, ARDENE--Am I Blue

Am I Blue – Ardene Brown

SWEENEY, KATHLEEN IRONS--Back Burn

Back Burn – Kathleen Irons Sweeney

COOK, AYN--A  Flower for Nancy

A Flower for Nancy – Ayn Cook

KIRCHNER, TERRI--New Dawn

New Dawn – Terri Kirchner

GIESFELDT, LISA ANN--Inspired by Nancy

Inspired by Nancy – Lisa Anne Giesfeldt

DOWNIE, KATHY--Our Side of the Wall

Our Side of the Wall – Kathy Downie

CINPINSKI, CHARLENE--Crazy for You

Crazy for You – Charlene Cinpinski

BOUCHER, KATHLEEN ENRIGHT--Through the Clouds

Through the Clouds – Kathleen Enright Boucher

BERMANT. CHIYOKO--Messinger from High Above

Messing from High Above – Chiyoko Bermant

HUGHES, KATHLEEN--Sparks Fly

Sparks Fly – Kathleen Hughes

PAVLIK, SONJA LAMBACH--Prayer Flags

Prayer Flags – Sonja Lambach Pavlik

KINDER, DEBRA--Stone Quarry Wall

Stone Quarry Wall – Debra Kinder

RIGGIO, SUZANNE MOUTON--Gertie's Buttons

Gertie’s Buttons – Suzanne Mouton Riggio

KRASINSKI, LAURA--Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon – Laura Krasinski

SOMMERFELT,CHRIS---Impromptu

Impromptu – Chris Sommerfelt

MESSLICH, JANE--Crazy for Nancy

Crazy for Nancy – Jane Misslich

FRITZ, JOHANNA--The Tree of Life, Fruitful Harvest

The Tree of Life , Fruitful Harvest – Johanna Fritz

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