Category Archives: Recent Work

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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2016 SAQA Auction is coming up soon

Piers, 2016 SAQA AuctionDonation by Charlotte Ziebarth

The 2016 SAQA fundraising auction starts September 16.  My mini quilt, entitled Piers, can be seen here at the SAQA website. Instructions for how the auction works can be found there as well as all the other quilts. 

This piece came fro one of my ocean photo prints plus some digital coloration. It was inspired by the many pier remains that can be seen along the coasts of California. The colors are [...]

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34th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts



Wow! Look at this.  The invitation and other publicity for this year’s New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts features a detail shot of my quilt, Shifting Sands.  Unfortunately I can’t make it to the opening, but will be sure to get up there shortly after as it is always an inspiring show.  See the quilt in the Recent Work gallery.


Invitation to New Legacies Reception

Photo by Ken Sanville, Louisville, CO.

Here is one of the original digital colorations I [...]

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Painting classes with Jane Davies

I have recently finished a 10 week online course with Jane Davies called 100 Drawings on Cheap Drawing Paper.  I have learned so much and painted soooo much.  Some of these lessons or actual paintings will probably eventually make its way into my art quilt work.  There are so many possibilities, from painting on cloth or over photo or digital images to scanning and printing my paper paintings onto cloth.  In the meantime here are some examples from the class.


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EDGE exhibit at Sunderland Gallery

Smoke And Ashes  by Charlotte Ziebarth


Smoke And Ashes is appearing now at the Sunderland Gallery in Omaha as part of the  EDGE exhibit group.  Here is a link to more information about the exhibit.



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Burnt Water to appear in Art Quilt Elements 2016


I am very pleased to have one of my new quilts appearing in Art Quilt Elements at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The show opens March 18th and runs through April 28, 2016.

This quilt is one of a series where I am exploring a cutting and layering system of arranging the elements of water imagery in a diagonal manner.  The lines and color blends look so much like the fabrics achieved by shibori dyeing techniques. I have taken [...]

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What I’m working on

Collage Study 1

I do  many collage studies before I start a new large quilt.  I print the altered photos on good Epson matte paper and cut, layer, and glue.  This gives me freedom to try lots of different things before I commit to digital ink and yards of silk.

Collage Study 1 is most like the 4 quilts I did last year that will be seen in upcoming shows, Art Quilt Elements 2016 and Fiberarts International 2016 and others…..and thus [...]

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Visions Art Museum’s Interpretations to include new quilt, Wave Equations



Wave Equations is the first of my new quilts to be on exhibit.  Interpretations, a new juried exhibit, opens Friday in San Diego’s Visions Art Museum, a long time champion and showcase for contemporary art quilts and textiles.  I am very pleased to be included among some of today’s best quilt artists. I am very proud of this quilt and feel it is one of my best yet.


Wave Equations 2015Charlotte Ziebarth


Here are some detail shots:

Detail 1

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Digitizing Paintings for Art Quilts

Original Painting Design on Paper


I have been exploring the making of painted designs for printing on silk to use in quilts.  This one came from my online class with Jane Davies on Sketchbook Practice.  The original painting is done with acrylic paints on 9 X 12 cheap but nice white sulphite drawing paper from Dick Blick.  It was done, not as a finished composition, but one to be cut up and collaged in different arrangements.








In the [...]

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