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

Please click on the images for more details.

Because my textile paintings are originals, they each have a PayPal button attached which allows you to enter your credit card and shipping information. (There is no shopping cart because each sale is unique, as each piece is unique.) Please call +1.530.692-9012 to chat with the artist.

When I cannot ship a piece right away, I’m removing the PayPal button to avoid confusion. If a piece is currently traveling or submitted to an exhibition, it is still for sale, but can only be received at the end of the journey.

California Coastal Range    Silk painting 20" x 40" (or 51 x 101 cm), $1,600.00
Clara Foltz - Blog post about the step-by-step creation of this piece

Clara Foltz is traveling with the exhibition “Deeds Not Words: The Power of Persistence, Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage" from February 15, 2020 - August 31, 2022.

Travel plans:

April 3 – June 9, 2020: National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

July 1 – September 27, 2020: New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts

October 24 – November 1, 2020: Houston International Quilt Festival, Texas

January 7 – March 28, 2021: Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas

April 17 – July 3, 2021: Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California 

July 19 – September 15, 2021: Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia

October 5 – December 11, 2021: The Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, Indiana

January 11 – April 3, 2022: Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, Iowa

May 4 – July 24, 2022: Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, Washington 

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)
Bubble Bath, Juried exhibitions: 
2016: "On the Fringe", Texas Quilt Museum, TX78945; 2017: Harrigton Gallery, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Venus - Water, Exhibitions:
  • 2016 Solo show "Elements of Joy", Meyerrose, Kassel, Germany
  • 2016: "The Cutting Edge of Contemporary Art Quilts" Reno, Nevada
A Glass of Water, Juried exhibitions: 
  • 2017: "Hands All Around" by International Quilt Festival (IQF), Houston, TX; video here
Bride 
  • 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
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© 2012 - 2020 by Maria Billings

California Coastal Range

Gallery-wrapped silk painting, ready-to-hang, 20" x 40", or 51 x 101 cm, $1,600 Maybe in the future a person not yet born will ask: “How was this time of isolation and quarantine in 2020?” - This textile painting is my answer: a farm isolated in the Coast Range shows the loneliness but also a certain amount of self-sufficiency. The isolation is difficult but it has positive aspects as well: I often need it to create fine art.