It’s been my goal to find a means of expressing myself creatively. Retirement has given me that freedom. It seemed natural to make a baby quilt in 2003 since I had sewn as a small child. Four generations were all skilled with needle and thread. There was so much to learn about this amazing field that I tried block after block and finally found a home with art quilting which allowed me to create my own designs, execute them, and with a purchase of a longarm machine continue through to the quilting and finishing. There is a lot of fulfillment when it’s my own design and I’ve learned something new each time. I have tried a lot of interesting techniques, developed precision, and incorporated another interest of photography. Nature is at the core of most of my quilts.
Vicki Bohnhoff Gallery
1. “Arizona Valentine” was made for Phoenix Airport Museum Exhibit to celebrate the centennial – discharge technique from my drawings 42” x 54”. IQA Houston and AQS Lancaster.
2. “Cactus Fireworks” was made for 100 Years, 100 Quilts Exhibit to celebrate the centennial – raw edge appliqué and beading 34” x 43″. AQS Phoenix.
3. “Dutch Morning” orange tulips from Craig Philipps painting, scanned, printed onto silk – photo printed technique 40” x 60″. IQA Houston In Full Bloom Exhibit and IQA tour.
4. “Pepitas” from Camille Spurlock’s photo of pumpkin seeds for Studio Art Quilters Association “Food for Thought” 3-year international touring exhibit, National Quilt Museum, Birmingham England, and several others. Printed photo on silk 39” x 40″.
5. “Orca” 7”x10” whale quilt made for SAQA 3-year international touring exhibit trunk show D – Boutis Provencal technique. Selected for permanent collection at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY.
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