Vickie Wheatley, Contemporarary Quilt Artist

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Following in the footsteps of my mother and grandmothers, I began sewing at an early age, making everything from tailored clothing to camping gear, drapes, and upholstered items.  Over the years, the desire to create my own work grew. 

I  am now a contemporary quilt artist who works mostly with hand-dyed cottons.  After retiring from a career in teaching, I started to experiment with dyeing fabric and designing both fused and abstract art quilts. I fell in love with every part of the process!

Shape, line, structure, texture. These are my passions. I am always looking for a way to translate into cloth the incredible structures and images I find in the world around me.  More recently, I am creating quilts that show what I call our "inner architecture," the world of our thoughts and emotions. 

I live in Louisville, Kentucky with my husband, Jim.  We enjoy travel, especially to the southwest, bird watching, music, art, friends, and family. 

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2022

  • ARTFUL CONNECTIONS Invitational: Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY                    May 14 - July 17

2021

  • Anxieties #6: Disruptions; REVEAL, Large 2D Art: Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea KY
    February 8 - April 30

2020

2019

  • Anxieties #4: The River Lethe; 2019 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, New Albany, IN
  • Anxieties #5: Acrophobia:  Quilts=Art=Quilts: Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY

2018

  • Anxieties #1: Imperfections2018 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, New Albany, IN
  • Anxieties #1: Imperfections: Quilts=Art=Quilts: Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY 
  • Anxieties #3: Breakdown: Quilts=Art=Quilts: Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

2017
  • Blue Moon, Blue Moon Unraveled, Cutting Corners, 3 Pi:, LAFTA (Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists) Juried Show at Gallery 104, LaGrange
  • Anxieties #2: Cutting Corners, Juried Show at Krempp Gallery, Jasper IN
  • Solo Show, Consider Boutique, Louisville, KY
     
2016
  • Cool Rain, Juried Show LAFTA  Show at Actors Theater, Louisville, KY 
2015
  • Las Ruinas, Juried Show - Mazin Art Exhibition at the Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY - Honorable Mention
  • Louisville Visual Arts featured artist in Artebella
  • Solo show at Consider Boutique -  Louisville, KY