Abstracts

The World for the ASCII - full

The World for the ASCII - full

This piece was created for the "Cryptography" exhibit. The "0"s and "1"s below are the digital representations for letters (ASCII) that spell out SPY. The eye above starts the phrase I SPY. 50 inches wide x 48 inches long. July, 2021 Photo by Stacie Moats On loan to 4 Common Corners group.

Worms

Worms

I have always loved the bright, saturated colors against black backgrounds seen in classic Amish quilts. Here, I imagine the colors to be wriggling worms, with one breaking free. I beaded their eyes for some playful bling. 34 inches wide x 33 inches long. April, 2021 Photo by Stacie Moats $800

Escape

Escape

I experimented with amoeba-like shapes using fabric-wrapped cording. The "sea" below is improvisational fabric-piecing. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth. 36 inches wide x 55 inches long. November 2017. $600

Wyoming Eclipse 2017

Wyoming Eclipse 2017

One of the most thrilling moments for me was the total eclipse of 2017. The clear Wyoming sky blazed with the false sunset colors all around. The event suggested a more graphical and abstract design. The "moon" in the center is actually a padded shape to add gravitas. Photo by mark Hollingsworth. 30 inches wide x 73 inches long. October, 2017. In my personal collection.

Above the Galactic Plane

Above the Galactic Plane

Gazing upward from my home, I wonder how that same starry sky might appear from a distant vantage point. The foreground suggests a city, either our own in a far future or an alien planet. This is a Drunkard's Path block from traditional quilting. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth. 34 inches wide x 35 inches long. April, 2017. Sold to a private collector.

Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon

This is an abstract variation on the traditional Drunkard's Path block from traditional quilting. To me, the shapes suggest a city. Depending on my mood, the light on the horizon could either be the dawn or a dawning explosion. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth. 34 inches wide x 35 inches long. Jan 2017 Sold to a private collector.

Horizon

Horizon

This is a piece where I play with the traditional Drunkard's Path quilt block. Rearranging the block shapes invokes a 2-dimensional image of mysterious structures. The sky dominates the background. In this case, the sky is a "Supernova" pattern fabric with beaded accents. For this quilt, I used Swarovski and glass seed beads for the "comet" that shines in the dark. Photo by Stacie Moats 33 inches wide x 46 inches long. June 2020 $800

Study in Black, White, and Yellow

Study in Black, White, and Yellow

This is a fun quilt where I experimented with graphical shapes. I sprinkled ribbons of the traditional Flying Geese quilt block in the background and foreground. Photo by Stacie Moats 30 inches wide x 48 inches long Jan 2021 $500

Homage to Piet Mondrian

Homage to Piet Mondrian

This was my answer to a challenge to emulate a famous abstract artist. Mondrian seemed the most "quilt-like", although he would have hated that description. February 2017 Sold to a private collector.