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Where to find my art

  • Where Generations Have Lived
  • Timeless River, Timeless Trees
  • Tapping Steel
  • Allegheny Front
  • Falling Water
  • Memory of the Pygmy Mammoth
  • Channel Islands Elements
  • Early Morning Vision: That Was Then
  • Uncertainty Principle
  • By the Light of the Moon and the Glow of the Arc Furnace
  • Rust Belts No. 3
  • Wall Street Greed
  • Wild Parrots - Soaring
  • A Walk on the Tracks
  • Water Marks
  • Purple Jamaica Joy
  • Seeds caught
  • Ripe Berries
  • O H
  • History of Heppenstall
  • The Lost Glory of Babylon

Threads of the Human Story.
Inspired by a satellite photo of the world at night. Fused fabric pieces, machine & hand embroidery, stamping, fabric paint, hand made paper, hand made cloth pieces from Ghana, Cambodia & Thailand collected for this piece.
Free Hanging
38 X 26.

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About Contemporary Art Quilts

Contemporary Art Quilts (also called “contemporary quilts” or “fiber art” or “soft paintings”) trace their roots to early American quilting. Today fiber artists use a con­temp­orary approach to color, design materials, and surface de­coration. Made from fabric and similar ma­te­rials, Art Quilts are composed of at least two layers: “face” and “backing.” These are stitched by hand or ma­chine through all layers for most of the piece.

Modern art quilts have taken their place as fine art in galleries, homes, and offices.

The textures and effect are unique to this art form.

Several earlier quilts and transitional pieces are featured on the fiber collage page on this site.

Martha Ressler’s work now on ‘Fine Art America’

Selected pieces of Martha’s paintings and fabric creations can be purchased on the web. Follow this link:
Prints and Originals Available

She will be adding pieces regularly. If you don’t see a piece shown on her web site you would like to order, email Martha to request having it added.
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