This gallery shows fiber art and textile paintings which are painted on silk or cotton and then stitched. 


It also includes a couple of experimental pieces. Please click on the overview image of each piece for detailed information. Discounts are available when you purchase more than one piece. Please email me at

Leaving Treasure Island   - Blog post about the step-by-step creation of this piece
" Leaving Treasure Island" has been accepted for the Sapphire exhibition at the International Quilt Festival (IQF) in Houston October 31 - November 3, 2019. It will travel to other venues until September 30, 2020.
Protected Finch   - About the creation of this piece: blog post and video

“Protected Finch” has been accepted for the SAQA exhibition “Connecting Our Natural Worlds“.

The  Premiere Location is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Tucson, Arizona  from October 5, 2019 – January 5, 2020. More exhibitions will follow until December 2022. “Protected Finch” is expected in its old or a new home by January 31, 2023.

Four Flowers - Four Seasons   - These textile paintings can be bought individually or as a set.
Daffodils   - SOLD
Blue Moon
Sailing Under the Golden Gate   - SOLD Inspiration video,  How-to blog post "started" and "finished" art quilt
Donner Lake   - SOLD
2017: "Local Color", by SAQA at Slater Museum, Norwich, CT and 2018 The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA
Click HERE for a little video of the exhibition.
Mountain Vineyard   - SOLD
Flooded Rice Fields  - SOLD
2016: "Focus on Fiber", Sacramento Fine Arts Organization
2016: "Mountain Magic", by SAQA at Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF)
A Glass of Water, Juried exhibitions: 
  • 2017: "Hands All Around" by International Quilt Festival (IQF), Houston, TX; video here
  • September 27 -29, 2019: Quilt and Fabric Art Festival at the McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave., McClellan, CA 95652
  • "Self-Portrait as Bride" is featured in the SAQA Journal 2016-01
  • 2016 Juried exhibition: "Springtime in the Pines", Grass Valley
Generosity: LOST, last seen in Germany June 9th, 2017  Tips that lead to finding the quilt will be rewarded  Juried exhibitions:
Water Wave - SOLD
Wine, Exhibitions:
  • 2016 solo show "Elements of Joy", Meyerrose, Kassel, Germany
  • 2012 in "Italy - Color and Emotion" by the US Embassy in Rome, Italy
Emerging - exhibited 2012 in "Italy - Color and Emotion" by the US Embassy in Rome, Italy

© 2012 - 2019 by Maria Billings

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Daffodil right detail

Technique: Hand-painted, machine-quilted, gallery-wrapped on wooden stretchers, ready to hang Photo by Visual Simplicity