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Superior Stars: Pat Durbin

Posted: 1 July 2015 at 6 a.m.

Pat Durbin is an inspiring fiber artist.  Since 2005 she’s been making quilts that resemble paintings.  She is inspired by beautiful scenery or pictures (often taken by her husband).  Pat uses quilting to express the joy she feels observing creation.  Today we share a few of her beautiful quilts.

Fall Leaves

Wonder Land

Through the Boughs

Tigress Sheena

Wild Rhodies

The last quilt above, Wild Rhodies, received 3rd place in the Art-Naturescapes category  at the Houston International Quilt Festival last year.  This beautiful quilt was thread painted using Rainbows and Nature Colors with Bottom Line in the bobbin.  You can view more of Pat’s designs on her website here

What’s your experience with thread painting?  Have you ever made a quilt patterned after a photograph?

Images courtesy of Pat Durbin

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  • 1. Jody H Rusconi (03 July 2015 at 11:08 a.m.)

    Hard to believe there are no comments yet. Pat Durbin is an exceptional artist and I delight in how she captures nature in her thread work. She has the eye of a naturalist and the patience of a saint.

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