Vickie Wheatley, Textile Artist

I  am a textile 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!

I live in Louisville, Kentucky with my husband, Jim. Together we collect artwork from local artists and from places we visit in our travels. 

Color, shape, and line are my passions and I am always looking for a way to translate into cloth the incredible structures and images I find in the world around me.

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 became stronger and I now spend time designing art quilts, with the occasional break for quilts and Halloween costumes for our grandchildren!



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

  • Teacher at Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Getaway 2021 - Improvisational Design



  • 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


  • 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

  • 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
  • Cool Rain, Juried Show LAFTA  Show at Actors Theater, Louisville, KY 
  • 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