Category Archives: Recent Work

Rusting Away 12 X 12′s

Here is a series I worked on a few months back, the Rusting Away Series.  They came after the little sample sketches I showed here previously. I really like the layering of materials and techniques, adding paper and paint in addition to fabric and leaving batting edges showing.  I also like sense of not knowing where the piece is going at the beginning.


I donated #1 to the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Benefit Auction, but the other two are still [...]

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The Thin Red Line to appear in Artist As Quiltmaker XVIII

I am pleased to be apart of the exhibit Artist As Quiltmaker XVIII, presented by the Firelands Association For The Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio from May 13–July 29, 2018.

The Thin Red Line: Diagonal series




detail view



Here are a few studio views which show the design and construction process of this quilt.  The strips were cut diagonally on the 16″ x 36″ prints of color enhanced photos taken of boat reflections in the water, a picture taken at [...]

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Small mixed media collages with stitch







I’ve been playing with mixed media collage on small 6″ x 6″ squares–using leftover prints, painted papers, paint, and stitchery. The goal is to practice loosening up, to develop ideas for a new series in larger quilts, while having the freedom to “try anything” because it is only 6″ and is using primarily leftovers.  It is also a good place to learn whether techniques work or not, as with painted deli papers applied over fused fabric scraps.  

I love the freedom [...]

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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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Improv Collage









I’m taking an online Improvisational Collage class from Kara Kramer. Here are some of the 3 minute collages done on 4 x 6 cards.  They have different parameters set: all angles, or all organic shapes, monochromatic, etc. 

I’m looking for ways to be freer with my digital fabric collage/quilt compositions, so I’m using photos and digital alterations in these as well.  I really like the torn paper edges, but they are not possible with fabric–unless I photograph them?

We’ll see where it [...]

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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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“Purple Rain” to appear at the Dairy Art Center in Boulder, Colorado

Purple Rain 59″ x 29″

Purple Rain, one of my newest quilts, is being exhibited at 75: New Art Quilts at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado.  Judith Trager is the featured artist with 40 of her art colleagues in a display of all new work.  

Here is a detail view:


And here are some in progress shots:


You can see one of the silk prints from which the diagonal stripes were cut, as well as how [...]

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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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Liquid Moonlight opens in Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016


I am honored to once again have a piece in Quilt Visions at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego. I am even more excited to see that it has been given an award by the jurors…The Friends of Fiber Arts International Award as the quilt which most reflects the universality of artistic expression.  Wow! Love that!

I’ve had a sneak preview of the show and it is fabulous…lots of excellent work by many of my favorite artists working in fiber. [...]

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