Complications is part of Kim's Narrative Series. She writes,

"I started making these narrative quilts while in graduate school at the University of Kansas in 2005 and the series continued through 2010. They are autobiographical, using the rabbit and the tooth as a stand in for myself. Each quilt attempts to deal with a family story, attitude, or perception. All of these quilts are heavily worked, starting with all hand dyed and screen printed fabric. Most have multiple layers of cloth sewn together and cut through, as in reverse appliqué. Many have sheer overlays of fabric and intense machine and hand embroidery."

Watch Kim at work in Show 2411.

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 32 Pieces Non-Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 98 Pieces Non-Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 32 Pieces Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 98 Pieces Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Kim Eichler-Messmer


Total Eclipse of the Pivot was created using hand dyed fabrics such as marigold, weld, and walnut, along with striped fabric from Kim's "imbue" line of modern batiks. It is made from three layers of cloth, stiched together and then cut to reveal layers of color and texture below.

54" x 54" - 2017

Watch Kim use organic dyes in Show 2411.

TotalEclipseofthePivotbyKimEichlerMessmer - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

TotalEclipseofthePivotbyKimEichlerMessmer - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

TotalEclipseofthePivotbyKimEichlerMessmer - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

TotalEclipseofthePivotbyKimEichlerMessmer - 36 Pieces Rotating

TotalEclipseofthePivotbyKimEichlerMessmer - 100 Pieces Rotating

TotalEclipseofthePivotbyKimEichlerMessmer - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Kim Eichler-Messmer


Wouldn't this block make a great Christmas tree if you used the right fabrics? Find out what it's called when you play the Jinny Beyer Memory Match game.



Night Sky was a commissioned project for Teresa. The unusual fabrics for this quilt were found at Goodwill, but we are sure you just might have some in your home as well.

Watch Teresa in Show 2410 to discover what materials were used in this quilt.

NightSkybyTeresaCoates - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

NightSkybyTeresaCoates - 96 Pieces Non-Rotating

NightSkybyTeresaCoates - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

NightSkybyTeresaCoates - 35 Pieces Rotating

NightSkybyTeresaCoates - 96 Pieces Rotating

NightSkybyTeresaCoates - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Teresa collaborated with her boyfriend, Hawke Hamilton, to make the uplifting quilt, Ascension. It's based on one of his paintings and even includes a pair of his jeans.

Watch Teresa in Show 2410.

AscensionbyTeresaCoates - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

AscensionbyTeresaCoates - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

AscensionbyTeresaCoates - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

AscensionbyTeresaCoates - 36 Pieces Rotating

AscensionbyTeresaCoates - 100 Pieces Rotating

AscensionbyTeresaCoates - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis



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