Martha Ressler logo

Fabric, Found Objects and 10,000 Steps

Fiber and Quilts


About the Artist

News & Events



Where to find my art

  • Eastward Ho!
  • Pink Wall
  • Roundabout 1905
  • Attic Windows
  • The Detritus of Working Class Lives
  • Evening in Steel Valley
  • R is for rustbelt
  • Hot Hot Metal
  • Forging Wheels
  • There are Many Steps Between Then and Now
  • Uncanned Heat
  • Red Window
  • Blue Abstract
  • Sky Fire
  • Tire Alley
  • Walking Sketches
  • Cruched Orange Sky
  • Haven?

Original photos thread painted, fabric, including gelatin printed, quilted using free motion stitching, found objects, 21.5 x 19.5.

Inspired by House, Eliza Furnace and Skyline, photo by Mark Perrott.

This Gallery is based on an exhibit I had in Pittsburgh in 2013.

Photo gallery

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.
Now accepting Visa and MasterCard orders directly over the phone.








Photography & Web Design: Jay Ressler    Copyright © 2018, Martha Ellen Ressler