Fine Arts Quilts
When I was 22, my paternal grandmother taught me the art of traditional hand quilting. Years later, I was exposed to a modern approach to quilting and made it my own, bringing myself and my experiences into the storytelling fibers of my pieces. As a black woman, I’m deeply connected to the rich history of quilt making in African-American culture. Quilts told stories of my ancestor’s lives, reflected their hopes and dreams, kept their secrets, and preserved their aspirations for joy in the midst of immense hardship. Quilts even marked paths to freedom.
PRAISE FOR KIM’S FINE ART QUILTS
“Kim’s artwork is fluid and embodies an unpretentious emotion, allowing the viewer a connection into the lyrical aspect of her creative process.”
Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin, Contemporary Fabric Artist and Independent Curator
“Kimberley’s layered fabric assemblages do not follow rules but explore artistic opportunities. Her warm tangible quilts succeed at the intangible, connecting us through our shared humanity, radiating vitality and touching the heart.”
Brenda Joysmith, Renowned Pastel artist
“Kim’s art quilts have always taken my breath away – colorful and human.”