Category Archives: Art in nature

Evolving Perceptions, A SAQA Regional Exhibit, Foothills Gallery, Golden, Colorado



The Inundation


“The Inundation”,  36” x 53”, will appear at Foothills Gallery, Golden Colorado in Studio Art Quilt Associates Regional Exhibition, Evolving Perceptions, an exhibit selected to challenge the viewer’s perception of what a quilt is. The exhibit runs from Friday, June 28 to September 30, 2019.


It is a quilt composed of digitally manipulated photos, printed on silk, cut, layered, fused, stitched.  The materials used were silk, cotton, archival digital inks, thread, and acrylic UV resistant spray varnish.


Photographs taken [...]

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All Things Beautiful At Arvada Center

All Things Beautiful

 This quilt, entitled All Things Beautiful, will appear at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Exhibit, Art of the State 2019 from January 17 to March 31, 2019. It is an improvisationally developed work which includes various mixed media and techniques, including silk, cotton, paper, acrylic paint, colored pencil, monoprinting, stenciling and digital printing. 

Here are some detail views:




This work is Inspired by photographs I’ve taken….in ghost towns and such…..and 
….Incorporates the digital art [...]

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How Many Moons? in San Jose

How Many Moons? 2018

How Many Moons? to appear in the International TECHstyle Art Biennial IV at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, January 20- April 14, 2019,; reception on Sunday, the 20th from 3-5.


From their website:

In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles launched its signature event, the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB). Returning now for its fourth incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication [...]

Posted in Art in nature, Digital Tools, Inspiration photos, Recent Work

New Quilt Series

Here are some of the prints of digital designs going into my current work in progress.





I am digitally layering in subtle background grid images from paper collages with the water ripples and grasses imagery. 





I am doing a lot of paper collage study work with prints on Epson matte paper which means I can see how the various prints look when cut into pieces and rearranged with each other.  


collage study 1


 Stay tuned to see [...]

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Carnival to open at Visions Art Museum October 21, 2017

I am again proud to have my work appear with 36 other wonderful quilt artists at the Interpretations: Conversations show at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. The show runs from October 21 through January 7, 2018.

This quilt is part of my Diagonal Thoughts Series in which I am exploring the shibori-like stripes made from water ripple photos.  I am treating them like surface designed fabrics which I cut in strips and rearrange in various ways.

Carnival [...]

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Digital design thoughts and explorations


Have been playing around with digital designs and searching for my next quilt idea to carry out in actual fabric. Many considerations feed into this decision:

What will look dramatic as an overall image? What would be unusual and not done before?

What size and format?

Are the prints able to be printed so they are not pixelated at a large size?  Whole cloth appearance or lots of small fused applique pieces?

What other techniques will I use?….do I have an itch to try? [...]

Posted in Art in nature, Inspiration photos

Visions Art Museum to feature recent work by Charlotte Ziebarth

Shifting Winds


Earth Wind Water   featuring recent work by me opens April 18 and runs through July 2, 2017 at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego.



 The above pictured, Shifting Winds, is part of my current exploration involving the use of cut strips of silk prints as digital surface design.  By layering these strips of imagery in ways different from the original digital painting I can create a new landscape impression.  Rather than relying on the digitally altered photograph [...]

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Layered Voices, a SAQA traveling exhibit opens April 4

Smoke And Ashes


Smoke and Ashes , part of my Ruins series, will soon appear at the International Quilt Study Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska where it will appear until July 30, 2017.  This exhibition is called Layered Voices and will travel after its run in Lincoln.

 More about this series was discussed in this blog post.


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Design Play for Next Quilt Series


I’m spending time making studies of possible quilts for the next series. I think it is still going to be water themed. I have so many interesting water textures, reflections, and water line arrangements I would like to use, and they go well together, sometimes contrasting and sometimes more in harmony.  I am exploring rhythms and line qualities as well as secondary more subtle imagery that appears when you deconstruct the photo-related design. I have played [...]

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Playing with Photo and Painting Combos


Once again I am playing with combining photos I’ve taken recently with some of the painting and sketchbook drawings I’ve done. I don’t know whether or how I will use them, but they are fun to experiment with. There are of course lots of combinations with blending modes and different repetitions of layers.  For these I am letting the colors of the painting determine the final colors, for the most part.


Leaves and foam on the creek surface


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