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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. 


 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 look for ways to translate into cloth my reactions to 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. 



  •   Anxieties #7: The Absence of Bees; Fantastic Fibers: Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY                                             April 8 - June 24                                                                                                                                                                     

  •  Signs and Signals: PYRO GALLERY INVITATIONAL; Louisville, KY                                                                                    February  3 - 26                                                                                                                                                                         


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


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



  • 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

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