Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2022 Artist

Barbara Oliver Hartman


Reclamation: Debris


50” x 46″


Reclamation: Debris” is part of an ongoing series and journey that started Thirty years ago. While making a conventional style landscape quilt it occurred to me that there was something interesting happening with the pile of scraps sitting on my cutting table and before I could stop myself, I sat at the machine and started stitching those raw edge bits and pieces onto a background fabric. It brought me joy to be able to save these small leftovers and make them useful instead of ending up in a plastic bag in a landfill.