Nancy Bardach, Fiber Artist
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Birth  (Lotus Leaves)

Birth (Lotus Leaves)

2016   Size:  35” h x 41” w.                                    Price: $200.

Lap robe or baby quilt; cottons, painted, machine-appliqued and traditionally hand-tied in various colors of perle cotton. Painted flower courtesy of a Velda Newman pattern. 

Dancing Pumpkins

Dancing Pumpkins

2015         Size: crib sized quilt, commissioned for new baby with two older siblings.             SOLD.

African Influence

African Influence

2012       Size:  approximately double bed.                 Price: N.F.S.

Commissioned by an artist who chose many of these 'ethnic' fabrics from my 'stash', this piece is influenced by the metal sculptures of a Ghanaian metal assemblage artist, El Anatsui. Its dynamic play of light and shapes creates a bas-relief look, and its irregular edges evoke the roughness of el Anatsui's wall hangings.

 

La Tendresse

La Tendresse

2010       Size; Queen bed.                                    Not for Sale.  

Designed with its Owner's Chinese rug in mind, this bed quilt refers loosely to its colors and motifs. Notice the Asian-influenced fabrics and how the field bleeds, characteristically, into the border.

 

Primary Colors

Primary Colors

2009     Size: 114"h x 110"w                                    Not for Sale.  

Using only three colors, I designed this ‘colorist’ art quilt to have several areas spotlit in white light. By adding lighter and darker splashes that echo nearby colors, I keep the eye moving and add to the illusion.  It is the ‘sparks of light’ and the sparkling colors that make this quilt so exciting. Designed as a wedding chuppah; owned by the married couple.

 

Kimono Inspired

Kimono Inspired

2008      Size:  120"h x 97"w                                        Not for sale.

Using Japanese and other fabrics with other designers’ patterns is more challenging, complex and nuanced. I specialize in designing ‘colorist’ quilts that move from color to color in a variety of ways --- blending with intermediate shades, adding color splashes that echo nearby colors, and keeping the eye moving to encourage the color integration. It is the ‘sparks of light’ and the sparkling colors that make this quilt so exciting.

 

Sunlit Flowers, Arbor and Stream

Sunlit Flowers, Arbor and Stream

2004      Size: 120"h x 120"w                                           Not for Sale.  

Using a variety of modules and many fabrics from Japan, this design creates the illusion of a field of flowers with sun streaming across it. A curving Japanese water pattern pieced into the stream adds to the illusion of motion. An arbor in perspective is covered in flowers as well.  Designed as a wedding chuppah; owned by the married couple.

 

Birth (Lotus Leaves)

2016   Size:  35” h x 41” w.                                    Price: $200.

Lap robe or baby quilt; cottons, painted, machine-appliqued and traditionally hand-tied in various colors of perle cotton. Painted flower courtesy of a Velda Newman pattern. 

Dancing Pumpkins

2015         Size: crib sized quilt, commissioned for new baby with two older siblings.             SOLD.

African Influence

2012       Size:  approximately double bed.                 Price: N.F.S.

Commissioned by an artist who chose many of these 'ethnic' fabrics from my 'stash', this piece is influenced by the metal sculptures of a Ghanaian metal assemblage artist, El Anatsui. Its dynamic play of light and shapes creates a bas-relief look, and its irregular edges evoke the roughness of el Anatsui's wall hangings.

 

La Tendresse

2010       Size; Queen bed.                                    Not for Sale.  

Designed with its Owner's Chinese rug in mind, this bed quilt refers loosely to its colors and motifs. Notice the Asian-influenced fabrics and how the field bleeds, characteristically, into the border.

 

Primary Colors

2009     Size: 114"h x 110"w                                    Not for Sale.  

Using only three colors, I designed this ‘colorist’ art quilt to have several areas spotlit in white light. By adding lighter and darker splashes that echo nearby colors, I keep the eye moving and add to the illusion.  It is the ‘sparks of light’ and the sparkling colors that make this quilt so exciting. Designed as a wedding chuppah; owned by the married couple.

 

Kimono Inspired

2008      Size:  120"h x 97"w                                        Not for sale.

Using Japanese and other fabrics with other designers’ patterns is more challenging, complex and nuanced. I specialize in designing ‘colorist’ quilts that move from color to color in a variety of ways --- blending with intermediate shades, adding color splashes that echo nearby colors, and keeping the eye moving to encourage the color integration. It is the ‘sparks of light’ and the sparkling colors that make this quilt so exciting.

 

Sunlit Flowers, Arbor and Stream

2004      Size: 120"h x 120"w                                           Not for Sale.  

Using a variety of modules and many fabrics from Japan, this design creates the illusion of a field of flowers with sun streaming across it. A curving Japanese water pattern pieced into the stream adds to the illusion of motion. An arbor in perspective is covered in flowers as well.  Designed as a wedding chuppah; owned by the married couple.

 

Birth  (Lotus Leaves)
Dancing Pumpkins
African Influence
La Tendresse
Primary Colors
Kimono Inspired
Sunlit Flowers, Arbor and Stream