The Source for Contemporary Art Quilts, Exhibitions & Appraisals

Welcome to The Art of the Quilt

The Art of the Quilt
specializes in sales, exhibitions, and appraisals of the highest quality contemporary art quilts. We represent some of the most important and innovative artists at work today and offer carefully selected quilts in a wide range of sizes, styles, and prices. We also offer a selection of rare and choice quilts by pioneering quilt artists of the late twentieth century.

Lindisfarne Revisited by Pauline Burbidge
Pauline Burbidge
Moonlight by Jane Burch Cochran
Jane Burch Cochran

Winter Twister by Joe Cunningham
Joe Cunningham

Detail of Fire Season by Nancy Erickson
Nancy Erickson

Ram Island by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade
Gayle Fraas & Duncan Slade
Solar City by Katherine KnauerKatherine Knauer Sheltered Luminosity by Judith Larzelere
Judith Larzelere
The Awesome Face Painting of North Coast Mona by John Lefelhocz
John Lefelhocz
Tower of Babel by M. Joan Lintault
M. Joan Lintault
Color Study 7 by Eleanor McCain
Eleanor McCain
Detail of Foxglove by Velda NewmanVelda Newman Halfway Brook, Morining by Joy Saville
Joy Saville
Aromatherapy by Joan Schulze
Joan Schulze

Your Name Here by Robin Schwalb
Robin Schwalb

Sisrers on Diets by Susan Shie
Susan Shie

July by Ludmila Uspenskaya
Ludmila Uspenskaya

The Art Quilt by Robert Shaw

The Art Quilt
by Robert Shaw

Art quilts, which combine quilt traditions with modern aesthetics and studio methods, are a vibrant but still underappreciated area of contemporary art. Art quilts make stunning wall displays and will warm and enliven any space where they are shown, whether a home, office, hotel, hospital, bank, school, or corporate headquarters.

This is an ideal time to collect art quilts, and we can help you find the finest artists and best pieces currently available. The works we offer are created by master artists who have worked in the quilt medium for decades. Examples of their work can be found in the collections of such major museums as the the National Museum of American Art's Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the National Museums of Scotland, the Philadelphia Museum of Art,the Peabody Essex Museum, and the de Young Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco, as well as in major private, corporate, and institutional collections around the world.

Art of the Quilt principal Robert Shaw is the author of the definitive books The Art Quilt and American Quilts: The Democratic Art and has worked as a museum and private curator for more than thirty years.

In addition to offering remarkable quilts by leading artists for sale, we also work with private collectors, corporations, and institutions to provide commissioned pieces made to fit special places and themes. Please contact us for more information about commissioning work from our artists.

We also provide an exceptional range of quilt-related services, including collection consultation and curatorial work, lectures, appraisals, and brokerage, and we offer a variety of loan exhibitions of stunning contemporary and antique quilts to museums and expositions around the world.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about our artists, quilts and services. We look forward to hearing from you.

Broken by Ros CrossBroken Quilt
Ros Cross
Ice Cream Saandwich Quilt by Ros Cross
Ice Cream Sandwich Quilt
Ros Cross

Peeling Quilt by Ros Cross
Peeling Quilt
Ros Cross

Fluorescent Rag by Michael James
Florescent Rag
Michael James
Spring Rain by Michael JamesSpring Rain
Michael James SOLD
The Domestic Violence Quilt/Screen by Justine Nauman-Grief
Justine Nauman-Grief
Metro by Dorle Stern-Straeter
Dorle Stern-Straeter
#22 by Pamela Studstill
Pamela Studstill

#31 by Pamela Studstill
Pamela Studstill

Paper Quilt by Pamela Studstill
Paper Quilt Study
Pamela Studstill

Untitled by Pamela StudstillUntitled
Pamela Studstill

#76 by Pamela Studstill

Pamela Studstill SOLD
#94 by Pamela Studstill
Pamela Studstill

Little House by Kaate Adams
Kate Adams
Zaire Songe Mask by Francoise Barnes
Francoise Barnes
Checking Out Over the Rainbow #5 by Caryl Bryer Fallert
Caryl Bryer Fallert
Car Crusher, Monster Truck by Laura Lee Fritz
Laura Lee Fritz
Miroir du Monde by Soizik Labbens
Soizik Labbens
Castelli Lovers by Chas Marlin
Chas Marlin
Sugar Bowl by Therese May
Therese May
Keep the Home Fires Burning by Therese May
Therese May
After My Father's Funeral by Hystercine Rankin
Hystercine Rankin
I Don't Know How to Tell You by Ruth Reynolds
Ruth Reynolds aka RIVA

Read Robert Shaw's illustrated history of the Art Quilt movement, which includes a special section on building, displaying, and caring for a collection of quality pieces. From the book Art Quilts: A Celebration, see pp. 8-25. Contemporary Quilts by Robert Shaw by




Toward Barred Island by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade (detail)

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Toward Barred Island by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade (detail)

Bottom left and right: Toward Barred Island (detail) by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade