Bull’s Eye #3: Exploration

Bull’s Eye #3: Exploration is my second quilt that is part of the Circular Abstractions exhibit at the Muskegon Museum of Art. (It is a continuation of the Bull’s Eye quilt I made for my “Foreign Language series.”) I decided to continue my exploration of pattern and repetition with this quilt. Like Bull’s Eye #2, I used a wide variety of commercially printed polka-dot, stripes, and chevron fabrics along with … Continue reading

Bull’s Eye #2: Freedom

Here is one of the quilts I’ve been keeping in hiding for more than a year! I started making this quilt in May 2014, so it’s nice to finally be able to show it on my blog. This quilt, Bull’s Eye #2: Freedom, is part of Nancy Crow’s Circular Abstraction: Bull’s Eyes Quilts which is currently on display at the Muskegon Museum of Art. This quilt is 83″ square. I … Continue reading

The opening of Circular Abstractions

August 25, 2016 is the opening of Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts at the Muskegon Museum of Art. The show will run through November 6, and it is well worth the trip! Nancy Crow challenged 43 participants to create quilts based on the Bull’s Eye pattern. A total of 51 quilts are part of this amazing exhibit. I am honored to have two quilts in the show. … Continue reading

Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts

You are invited to come see a brand new exhibit curated by Nancy Crow. The exhibit is called Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts. It will be at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, Michigan. The Grand Opening is Thursday, August 25. It is free and open to the public. The exhibit itself will run from August 25 through November 6, 2016. I have two quilts in the exhibit! You … Continue reading

See my work in Houston

If you’re going to the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year, be sure to look for my quilt, Little Punkin. It will be in the Art Miniature category, and it won an award! I won’t know which one until tonight. If you see it there, can you take a picture for me and email it to me? Thanks! … Continue reading

A little punkin surprise!

Little Punkin by Maria Elkins, © 2015

The weather is getting cooler and I’m eager for some yummy pumpkin-flavored treats — maybe a steaming pumpkin spice latte or some warm pumpkin pie with real whipped cream. Well, today I received a little punkin surprise that I want to share with you! I got an email announcing that my quilt, Little Punkin, won an award at IQA’s judged show in Houston!!! I won’t know which award it won … Continue reading

Ohio River Valley Artist Guild and Apron Strings Quilt Shop

Ohio River Valley Artist Guild

Just two hours away from Dayton or Columbus, or one hour away from Cincinnati, nestled right along the Ohio River, is the charming little town of Maysville, Kentucky. That’s where you will find the Ohio River Valley Artist Guild. During the month of March they are holding “The Art of Quilts” exhibit. Four of my quilts, Sheer Whim, Redeeming Fragments, Blue Dave, and Violinist will be a part of their … Continue reading