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Barbara Oliver Hartman



Raised in Yuma, Arizona, the influence of Barbara's Southwest Heritage is apparent in her work. Since beginning quiltmaking in 1980, her original design quilts have displayed a Contemporary Southwestern flavor along with Amish, Art Deco and Ethnic influence.

Barbara's award-winning quilts have been exhibited in many quilt shows including Dallas Quilt Celebration; Houston Quilt Festival; Quilts= Art=Quilts; American Quilter's Society: Quilt National: and Visions: San Diego.

She has also participated in Museum and Multi-media exhibitions including Materials Hard and Soft", Denton, Texas: "Material Connections", Museum of the American Quilters' Society; "Fabric Concerns: The Quilt Renewed", Museum of South Texas and the Art Institute of the Permian Basin; "The Cutting Edge: Contemporary Quilts from North Texas", San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts: and Premiere Exhibition", New England Quilt Museum.

Barbara is currently teaching and lecturing nationally and publishes and markets her own line of quilt and clothing patterns that are sold around the country in Fabric, Craft and Quilt stores.

Workshops and lectures are offered in Contemporary Design, Block Design, Creativity, Fabric Dyeing, Color, and Clothing. Project classes and trunk shows are also availiable for quilts and clothing.


Artist's Statement

It never occurred to me to use a medium other than fiber; it's warmth and softness drew me in and it's diversity gives me unlimited possibilities and inspiration.

My work is sometimes spontaneous and unplanned and other times quite structured and deliberate. I am in a constant state of evolution and greatly influenced by the world around me and events in my life. We are all the sum of our parts and quiltmaking gives me a comfortable means of expressing some of my inner self and offers me the opportunity to explore areas that it would be easier to ignore.


Flower Mound Design Studio


Barbara's Quilts

"Alan's Excellent Adventure"

1985

About 3 years ago, My son-in-law, Alan Collins made a business trip to Nigeria and brought back some wonderful fabrics. They are cotton batiks and tie-dyed and were used in this quilt. One block was repeated four times for the center of the piece.

Size 80" x 80"



"Fusion"

1992

This quilt is all cotton, using mostly hand-dyed and batik fabrics. The center portion is constructed of one block that is repeated 16 times.

Size 65" x 85"



"Hope"

1993

This quilt was my first Double Wedding Ring and I decided to do one my way. All cotton fabrics and hand quilted. Some 1950's fabrics used along with some marbelized and plaids.

Size 68" x 68"



"Grounded"

1994

This is part of a landscape series and uses recycled pieces from other projects.

Size 40" x 42"



Barbara Oliver Hartman

122 Red Oak Lane

Flower Mound, Texas 75028

tel (972) 724-1 181 fax (972) 539-4235

E-Mail [email protected]

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