I enjoy Picture Piecing where I can take a photo or one of my drawings and translate it into a pieced and quilted image. 

In the beginning, this was an intuitive process, but I have developed it into an art form that from a distance is often mistaken for a painting.  

I like to find commercial fabrics that help to create the image. I especially like to use batiks as they lend themselves to the portrayal of light and shadows as found in nature. Hand-dyed fabrics are wonderful for skies. My work is heavily free-motion-machine quilted. 

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Ruth Powers

April Featured Artist:

Top: Layers of the Flint Hills, 30” x 60”

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Left: Spring Encounter, 40” x 46”

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Far Left: Beneficial Burn, 36” x 36”

Exhibitions

“SouthWind Gallery,Topeka, KS; Sabatini Gallery,Topeka,KS; TAG Gallery,Topeka,KS; Mary R Koch Arts Center, Wichita,KS; Leedy Voulkos Gallery, KCMO; ButtonWood Art Space, KCMO; Sunderland Gallery, Omaha,NE; 

PageWalker Art & History Center, NC; Brigham City Museum, Brigham City, UT; LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, WA Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, Marshfield, WIHouston International Quilt Fest, Houston,TX 

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