Up Out of the Blue

Up Out of the Blue

This is a dreamlike scene of mysterious stairs climbing out of the darkness into an unknown light. I used both saturated colors and flat-black fabrics to add to the unreality. Letting the ragged raw-edge of my fabrics as well as only lightly quilting the stone walls adds to the rocky texture. 32 inches wide x 40 inches long April, 2021 Photo by Stacie Moats $800

The Drought Breaks

The Drought Breaks

The 2020 - 2021 drought here in Arizona has finally broken. Here, I imagine the joy of the tiniest creatures to finding the first raindrops, their tiny oasis. I used Derwent Inktense pencil and Tsukineko ink to create the water drops. 20 inches wide x 29 inches long August 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 bling. 34 inches wide x 33 inches long April, 2021 Photo by Stacie Moats On loan to 4 Common Corners group

Bisbee Snowscape

Bisbee Snowscape

This is the view outside of my backdoor of my beloved Bisbee home. I love the stillness of a snow morning (we do have them here in southern Arizona). To get the effect of branches, I couched wool yarn onto the scene. Photo by Stacie Moats 40 inches wide x 30 inches long. May 2020 On exhibit "Weather or Not"

On a Hot Desert Highway

On a Hot Desert Highway

Nothing says "HEAT" more than driving a straight highway with shimmering heat waves ahead. Slicing between the quilting lines expose the fabric below. Quilted rectangles along the edges suggest the shimmering landscape. Photo by Stacie Moats 24 inches wide x 43 inches long February 2021 On loan to 4 Common Corners group

Bisbee Centipede

Bisbee Centipede

This piece is another example of my series on the Giant Desert Centipede. This is part of our Bisbee wildlife. I have to admit I am fascinated by these frightening, beautiful, sinuous creatures. Photo by Stacie Moats 19 inches wide x 50 inches long June 2019 Sold to a private collector.

Wyoming Eclipse 2017

Wyoming Eclipse 2017

One of the most thrilling moments for me was the total solar eclipse of 2017. The clear Wyoming sky blazed with the false sunset colors all around. The event seemed to suggest 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 Oct 2017 In my personal collection.

Traylor Shaft

Traylor Shaft

These are the "old west" version of ancient ruins. Part of the Kelly Mining District, the Traylor Shaft headframe slowly decomposes into the surrounding forest. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 40 inches wide x 32 inches long Aug 2017 In my private collection.

Bosque Pond

Bosque Pond

Nothing is as peaceful as the Red Slider Turtles sunning themselves, perched on a log in a pond. This scene was at the Rio Grande Nature Center in New Mexico. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 32 inches wide x 48 inches long June 2017 Sold to a private collector

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 Drunkard's Path from traditional quilting. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 34 inches wide x 35 inches long Apr 2017 Sold to a private collector

Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon

This is an abstract variation on the traditional Drunkard's Path block. 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

Old Mill Foundations at Copper Flats

Old Mill Foundations at Copper Flats

This old mill at Copper Flats (near Hillsboro, New Mexico) attests to our history of mining. I was struck by both the stark form of the concrete foundations and the blue-green copper stains painting the walls. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth Jan 2017 Sold to a private collector

Bisbee Streetscape

Bisbee Streetscape

Bisbee has a downtown that retains the architecture and atmosphere of our historical heritage as an Arizona territorial mining town. I find the streets here to be endlessly fascinating. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 53 inches wide x 33 inches long Feb 2018 In my personal collection

A Fine Kettle of Turkey Vultures

A Fine Kettle of Turkey Vultures

Turkey Vultures are a familiar sight in southeastern Arizona. They rise in the slightest updraft in large flocks (called a kettle of vultures). Although their habit of eating carrion appears unseemly, their graceful glide high in the atmosphere is breathtaking. Photo by Stacie Moats 35 inches wide x 59 inches long May 2019 In my personal collection

Bisbee Mill Thickeners

Bisbee Mill Thickeners

The evidence of our copper mining heritage in Bisbee is everywhere. Near the pit, the ruins of the old concentrator/thickeners stand like a mining version of ancient ruins. I found their columns and shadows fascinating. Photo by Stacie Moats 50 inches wide x 32 inches long Sep 2019 To be donated to Bisbee Mining Museum

Desert Centipede

Desert Centipede

During my strolls around my home town of Bisbee, Arizona, the sight of these Giant Desert Centipedes is a common one. They can grow to 12 inches long! After overcoming my fright, I can then appreciate their special beauty. Photo by Stacie Moats 20 inches wide x 30 inches long March 2020 On loan to 4 Common Corners group

The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees

The world of trees is a world of sunlight and light. However, below this surface lies a world of hidden life in the dark shelter of the oldest trunks and roots. I used raw-edge applique for the bark. I let the background fabric speak of foliage and sky. Swarovski and glass seed beads suggest that hidden life. Photo by Stacie Moats 30 inches wide x 40 inches long May 2020 On loan to 4 Common Corners group.

Fracture Underground

Fracture Underground

The ground beneath us is riddled with voids and fractures that hide treasures. I placed sprays of purple amethyst in just such a hidden place. How many of these places will never see the light of day? I used raw-edge applique for the larger crystals and the rocks. I used Swarovski and glass seed beads to suggest smaller crystals shining in the dark. Photo by Stacie Moats 28 inches wide x 30 inches long June 2020 On loan to 4 Common Corners group.

The Sky According to the Forest

The Sky According to the Forest

Looking up to the leaves above from the forest floor is the sky for ground-dwellers. Glass beads are added into the canopy to suggest sun-dappled leaves. Photo by Stacie Moats 39 inches wide x 38 inches long Sep 2020 On loan to 4 Common Corners group

Escape

Escape

I was in my abstract mood when I created this piece. I experimented with amoeba-like shapes using fabric-wrapped cording and with improvisational fabric-piecing. I combined both with this piece. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 36 inches wide x 55 inches long Nov 2017 On loan to SAQA-AZ