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.


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Shape Exploration – December 2015

This year’s small challenge was Shape Exploration: Choose one basic geometric shape and explore it. The shape of the quilt was up to the maker. Maximum size 31″ in any direction.

Rain Chains by Linda Fleschner

Rain Chains by Linda Fleschner

Magenta Pathways by Kathy Downie

Magenta Pathways by Kathy Downie

Triangles Gone Crazy by Judy Valentino

Triangles Gone Crazy by Judy Valentino

The Humble Circle by Deb Kinder

The Humble Circle by Deb Kinder

Circle Go Round by Lisa Giesfelt

Circle Go Round by Lisa Giesfelt

Isosceles Overlap by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Isosceles Overlap by Chris Lynn Kirsch


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Black & White Plus One

Use only black and white fabrics plus one other single color. This is meant to be visually high impact. You can use as few or as many fabrics as you want, prints and tones on tones are okay as long as they READ black, white and the single chosen plus color in hue, tone and value. Your black should not drift into gray or your white drift into cream/beige unless you want gray or beige to stand as your third color. Black & white should be the highest ratio; any amount of color up to but NOT more than one third of the total surface. Style, subject matter and technique is the choice of the artist. Size is 32″ square (+/- 1 “).

Giesfeldt, Lisa ~ Higgs boson

Lisa Giesfeldt, Higgs Boson

 

Linz, Nancy ~ Endangered

Nancy Linz, Endangered

Boucher, Kathie ~ Noise

Kathie Boucher, Noise

Hughes, Kathleen ~ String Theory

Kathleen Hughes, String Theory

Pavlik, Sonja ~ Wakiya Thunderbird

Sonja Pavlik, Wakiya Thunderbird

Flescher, Linda ~ Midnight Carousel

Linda Flescher, Midnight Carousel

Dunaway, Diana ~ Let It Bee

Diana Dunaway, Let It Bee

Heus, Mary Ellen ~ Into the Woods

Mary Ellen Heus, Into the Woods

Zoelzer Levine, Judy ~ Intersections

Judy Zoelzer Levine, Intersections

Zoelzer Levine, Judy ~ Pods

Judy Zoelzer Levine, Pods

Riggio, Suzanne ~ A Star Spangled Banner

Suzanne Riggio, A Star Spangled Banner

Bermant, Chiyoko ~ Mis[s]fit

Chiyoko Bermant, Mis[s]fit

Walton, Jane ~ Going Green

Jane Walton, Going Green

Valentino, Judy ~ Coy Koi

Judy Valentino, Coy Koi

Fritz, Johanna ~ Off Kilter

Johanna Fritz, Off Kilter

Schmidt, Maribeth ~ Market Day

Maribeth Schmidt, Market Day

Kirsch, Chris ~ Golden Dusk

Chris Kirsch, Golden Dusk



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3-D Abodes – 2014 Small Challenge

Construct a 3 dimensional “abode”. The only size restriction is that it must be able to fit on an 18″ diameter pedestal. Any type of abode, any fiber technique.

The Old Woman in the Shoe by Judy Valentino

The Old Woman in the Shoe by Judy Valentino

Flower by Sandy Hendricks

Flower by Sandy Hendricks

English Cottage by Nancy Linz

English Cottage by Nancy Linz

Muse Abode by Deb Kinder

Muse Abode by Deb Kinder

Private Party by Sonja Pavlik

Where Have the Bees Gone by Ardene Brown

Where Have the Bees Gone by Ardene Brown

Kathleen Irons-Sweeney

Kathleen Irons-Sweeney

Bird's Nest by Sandy Hendricks

Bird’s Nest by Sandy Hendricks

Eiffel Tower by Jane Misslich

Eiffel Tower by Jane Misslich

Gnome Home by Chris Lynn Kirsch

Gnome Home by Chris Lynn Kirsch


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Heavy Metal – 2014

Represent the theme in any way (music, chrome on motorcycles, musicians tools, etc.). The quilt must contain some metal, or have fabric that looks like metal. 38″ wide x 31″.

sm 1932 Duesy -- Linda Reuss Benson (small jpeg)

1932 Duesy by Linda Reuss Benson

sm Beautiful Beast -- Judy Valentino (small jpeg)

Beautiful Beast by Judy Valentino

sm Cu 29 -- Sonja Lambach Pavlik (small jpeg)

Cu 29 by Sonja Lambach Pavlik

sm Dark but not Empty, Chaotic but not Random -- Chiyoku Be (1)

Dark But Not Empty, Chaotic But Not Random by Chiyoko Bermant

sm Frenzy at Fort Knox -- Jane Hyer Walton (small jpeg)

Frenzy at Fort Knox by Jane Hyer Walton

sm Heavy Metal in Flight -- Chris Lynn Kirsch (small jpeg)

Heavy Metal in Flight by Chris Lynn Kirsch

sm Mercury Rising -- Terri Sankovitz (small jpeg)

Mercury Rising by Terri Sankovitz

sm Transcontinental -- Kathleen Hughes (small jpeg)

Transcontinental by Kathleen Hughes

The Bells-Call to Evening Vespers by Nancy Linz

The Bells – Call to Evening Vespers by Nancy Linz

Opposing Forces – 2006

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Create a piece of fiber art depicting two opposing forces. The quilts must be 50″ square.
(2006) 3

Fire and Ice by Jane Hyer Walton

(2006) 4

Harmony by Way of Discord by Chris Sommerfelt

(2006) 5

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

(2006) 8

Fault Line by Nancy Kimpel

(2006) 6

Hope and Despair by Lisa Anne Giesfeldt

(2006) 2

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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