Friday, April 2, 2010

Quilting Artist Carol Overton

Work by Quilting Artist Carol Overton of Lawton Michigan, was recently seen in the art galleries of Nazareth on Gull Road in Kalamazoo Michigan.

Carol, a skillful seamstress, upholsterer and quilter now specializes in creating her own artistic designs in fabric.

One of the quilts was a full bed cover size with a center motif of Carol's view from their cabin on a Canadian lake.  This carefully selected group of fabrics depicts a sunrise over the lake reflected in the water, framed by tall spruce trees.  The quilting stitches artfully express the lines of moving water, clouds and the trees.

I recently visited this exhibit and took these pictures to share with you just a few of the lovely art quilts that were on display.

This quilt of a horse in shades of black and white skillfully depicts the flowing mane of the horse with carefully stitched details.

The Optical Pattern in the quilt below pops open to reveal a bright red fabric as if the dragon has just jumped out at the viewer.  Carol says, "In experimenting with op-art quilting designs, this piece looked as though it were about to burst open.  As I was trying to imagine what might come out, I came across a wonderful dragon fabric which gave me my answer."  The dragon fabric is used on the back side of this quilt.  This quilt is machine pieced, appliqued, and quilted.


  1. Hi, Thank you for reading my blog. Please leave me a note. I'd love to know you have been here.

  2. I see that the bottom picture is cut off at the side. I am still learning this and it didn't look like that would happen when I wrote the blog and posted it. I have already learned that I cannot write it first and then copy and paste into this format because it cuts off the words on the right margin when I do that. Interesting limitations on this blog program. I must keep trying.

  3. Thanks for thinking of me. Wow!! Luralee really did a beaut! And Carol is really creating fabulous quilts. I would like to see them in person. When does she have time for such intricate works? She is amazing!

  4. This is the third time I am asked to post a comment. Thanks for thinking of me. I am impressed by both Luralee and Carol and would like to see Carol's quilts. When does she have time for such intricate work? Amazing!