Celebrating the Midwest with Color and Texture


Virginia A. Spiegel
40×40 inches
Photo by Deidre Adams

Midwest, a new artwork, will exhibit in Stitched Together,  a juried regional Il/WI Studio Art Quilt Associates’ exhibit touring in 2017 and 2018.  See all the accepted work here.


Midwest – Detail
Materials:  White cotton fabric painted with acrylic textile paint,
polyester fabric, ink, batting, rayon and polyester thread,
miniature paper fasteners.

I really do love the Midwest as you can probably tell from my artist’s statement for this artwork:

My husband and I travel frequently between Illinois and Wisconsin, visiting family.  I never fail to exclaim [100% TRUE!] at the top of one certain hill, ” It’s so beautiful.” Spread below me is a tapestry of red barns, fallow fields etched with stubble, and green fields woven with this year’s crops.  What could be more Midwestern than that? 


Midwest – Detail 2
Techniques:  Machine piece, machine quilt, hand applique,
paint, punch, fasten, letter, screen print, ink, spatter

I am currently infatuated with miniature paper fasteners – see Moose Bay.  Here I used them to reference the yard light with which no farm would be without.  The blue/green divisions between the fields are hard to see without high res photos, but are painted batting. Texture, texture, texture.


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08 2016

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