In over 20 years Marcia Eygabroat has been quilting, she has developed and refined her own technique of Architectural Quilt construction. Her works have appeared in publications, a number of exhibitions and won awards at such shows as: The Brigham City Museum of Art & History, Brigham City, Utah, AQS Quilt Exhibition, Nashville Tennessee; Houston International Quilt Festival, Tactile Architecture; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Art=Quilts=Art; and Expressions The Art Quilt, Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery, Colorado.
About Marcia Eygabroat
Marcia grew up in Rochester, NY and studied art at Lasell College in Massachusetts. Her journey as a quilt artist, however, is more a journey of taking what she learned about the quilting process and applying those principles along with experimentation using photos, Photoshop, and other techniques to create her own style of puzzle piecing. Each of her types of quilts uses her puzzle piecing technique. Her quilted artworks display a wide variation of artistic styles and subject matter from architectural quilts to quilts that portrait nature, abstract and realism. She has a keen eye for detail and uses color and value to express subject, light, and shadows. Marcia draws from her stash of commercial cotton fabrics to portrait the subject matter and completes each quilt with thread work to embellish and define the subject matter.
As you view each of Marcia’s quilts, take time to read about her inspiration for the quilt subject and her thoughts behind the design. Many of the galleries start with the inspiration photo along with the final Photoshop version she used for her design. Marcia is a talented artist that can turn a photo into an amazing artistic piece of quilted art.
Learn more about Marcia’s style of quilt design.
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As a left handed art major in college many years ago, I realized I got dirty while creating most art. Being meticulous, until being introduced to quilting in the late 1990’s; I did not pursue many artistic endeavors. Since then, I have been consumed by quilting.
My quilting techniques and subject matter have evolved since receiving a digital camera. My camera and computer have been the starting point of each quilted creation. I start with a photograph and edit it with software.
Architectural quilts are my passion. I love the way lights and shadows play across these structures. It is a challenge to recreate the perspective these objects have. I use commercial cottons, cut into tiny pieces fused by “puzzle piecing” each next to each other. This method lets me show the greatest detail of the architecture and is also quite challenging. Simply put, I love a good quilting challenge!
A Few of Marcia’s Awards
Expressions The Art Quilt, Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery, Colorado. A total of 230 Quilts were submitted for jurying, only 63 were accepted. Only the “best of the best” were accepted for this prestigious show. “Time for Tea on the Veranda” was accepted and won the award “Excellence in Workmanship
November 2002- Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, N.Y. Quilts=Art=Quilts. Show juried and judged. “Planting Time II” was awarded a first place blue ribbon for Pictorial Quilts.
September 2002- Quilt Show Floyd, VA. “Do I Seem Shy to You ???” received an Honorable Mention.
August 2001- Quilt Show, Asheville, N.C. A judged show. “Blooming by the Weathered Fence” was awarded an Honorable Mention.
March 1998- Quilt Show, Wilmington, N.C. “Blooming Azaleas”, won a blue ribbon for the guild challenge category.