Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2024 Artist

Kim Eichler-Messmer


Ice Palace

Hand-dyed Cotton

74” x 73″


My work explores pattern, color, structure, line, and rhythm. Tactility, play, the transformation of materials, and unknown outcomes are the guiding factors I’m drawn to in making. I add color and marks to fabric through dyeing, painting, printing, and stitching. I construct my quilts in an improvisational way and like to invite uncertainty into my work by overdyeing or discharging the work at various stages of the sewing process. For inspiration, I look to the natural world and the built environment.