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Patchwork and Quilting are arts that can be traced back to 3400 BC, and they have remained a staple across many cultures, countries and traditions. The web is therefore packed with artists, makers and DIYers eager to demonstrate their talents. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite current artists that really have the ability to inspire. 

 

1. Teresa Silva

 

Teresa TamarTeresa Silva is a longarm quilter extraordinaire and author of the new Longarm Quilting Workbook. She has quilted for Moda Fabrics, Hoffman Fabrics, Tula Pink, Jaybird Quilts, and more!

We just love her style, use of colour and following her latest creations. 

 

Follow Teresa

Instagram: @quiltingismybliss

Facebook: Happy Apple Quilts

Website: happyapplequilts.com

2. Bisa Butler

 

Bisa Butler is a phenomenal fibre artist, specialising in quilted portraits. Her key signature is her use of vibrant colours, and subjects that span various points of history and countries. This is a great example of stories being told through the fabric. 

 

Follow Bisa

Instagram: @bisabutler

Facebook: Bisa Butler Fine Art

Website: Hi Fructose

3. Ann Harwell

 

Ann creates quilts that ‘tell stories, express feelings and communicate ideas’. At the centre of her work is a desire to create perfection. Often created from hundreds of tiny pieces of jewel-colored and patterned fabrics, her quilts include works based on outer space, astral phenomena and landscapes inspired by gardens and arboretums.

 

Follow Ann

Instagram: @annjharwell

Facebook: Ann Harwell Art

Website: Quiltartisannharwell.com

4. Sherilyn Mortensen

 

Sherilyn Mortensen is a Gammill quilt artist, pattern designer and a custom creator. If you like clean cut designs, precision and detail then she’s definitely one to watch! 

 

Follow Sherilyn

Instagram: @sea_sherilyn_sew

Website: Gammill.com

5. Mathew Boudreaux (AKA Mister Domestic)

 

After taking a few local sewing classes Mathew has, over only a matter of years, built a huge social media following. If you take a look at his work you’ll see why. From his website he sells his own patterns and continually wow us with his creations. Please check him out.

 

Follow Mister Domestic

Instagram: @misterdomestic

Facebook: Mister Domestic

Website: misterdomestic.net

6. Alyson Vega

 

Roberta Smith from the New York Times, once reviewed Alyson’s work, paying particular attention to her quiltlike patchwork of fabric pieces strung to a wire frame. “What holds them together is unclear,” she said, “which has a magical effect.” We think so too! 

 

Follow Alyson

Instagram: @alyfiberartist

Website: artsy.net

7. Paula Cochrane

 

Paula is a lover of antique quilts. She loves fussy cutting, intricate piecing and the wonderful secondary patterns it can yield. All of her work focuses on colours, patterns and designs from the late 1700’s to mid 1800’s. If you want quilts that remind you of yesteryear then make sure you follow Paula Cochrane. 

 

Follow Paula

Instagram: @oldepatchart

Facebook: Olde Patch Art

Website: oldepatchart.au

8. Emily Dennis

 

Emily is a modern quilter and author of Modern Quilts, Block by Block. On Instagram she showcases her patterns, designs and workshops and her colours always leave us feeling somewhat inspired. 

 

Follow Emily

Instagram: @emily_dennis_

Facebook: Quilty Love

Website: quiltylove.com 

9. Timna Tarr

 

Timna is an award-winning exhibiting artist, designing and making quilts for private and corporate collections. She is an in-demand speaker and has been featured in many books and magazines. We just love her use of colour and attention to detail.  

 

Follow Timna

Instagram: @timnatarr

Facebook: Timna Tarr Quilts

Website: timnartarr.com

If you’d like to share an artist with us then please feel free to leave a comment below. Next time we’ll be taking a look at embroidery artists that inspire us. So, stay tuned or subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates.