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

Please click on the images for more details.

The textile paintings are originals. They each have a "Buy Now"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.) We ship as soon as we receive payment.

If you wish a piece in a different size or on a different fabric, please contact me at or call one of the numbers above.

Florence  Here I show the same topic in two different sizes: 12" or 30 cm square on silk and
34" or 87 cm square on satin, ready-to-hang, $2,300.00, available here
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  – December 2020: San Jose Quilt Museum, California (instead of IQF, Houston)

January 7 – March 21, 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
Tapestry-syle fiber art, 64 x 50" or 163 x 127 cm, $6,400.00
" Leaving Treasure Island" was in the Sapphire exhibition at the International Quilt Festival (IQF) in Houston October 31 - November 3, 2019
Protected Finch   - About the creation of this piece: blog post and videoTapestry-style fiber art, 40 x 40" or 101 x 101 cm

Tapestry-style fiber art, 40 x 40" or 101 x 101 cm, $3,200.00

“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. Over 10% discount when you buy the set: $1,600.00
"Darling Daffodil" symbolizes spring. The actual textile painting is is 16" x 12" (or 40cm x 30cm). It is painted on cotton damask, then stitched by hand and machine.  Total size with hand-decorated frame is: 19" x 15" (or 48cm x 38cm), $450.00
"Ravishing Rose" symbolizes summer. (Same size and techniques as above)
Total size: 19" x 15" (or 48cm x 38cm), $450.00
"Dazzling Dahlia" symbolizes autumn. (Same size and techniques as above)
Total size: 19" x 15" (or 48cm x 38cm), $450.00
"Ornate Orchid" symbolizes winter. (Same size and techniques as above)
Total size: 19" x 15" (or 48cm x 38cm), $450.00
Daffodils   - SOLD
Sailing Under the Golden Gate   - SOLD  The how-to blog post about the creation of this textile painting are archived.
Donner Lake   - SOLD
2017: "Local Color", by SAQA at Slater Museum, Norwich, CT and 2018 The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA
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     Silk Painting 90" x 60" (or 229 x 152cm)   $9,900.00
  • 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:
  • 2016 "Wide Horizons V" St. Marie aux Mines, France; 2017: Czech Republic, and more
  • 2016 "Soul Food", Visions Art Museum, San Diego and "Springtime in the Pines", Grass Valley
  • 2016: Detail published in "The Day Barque" by the Apollo Poetry Society
  • 2014-2015 "World Without Hunger", Rome, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland
Water Wave - SOLD
  • 2015: "Strata" by SAQA Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA; 2016 in Reno, Nevada and 2017 in Davis, California
  • 2015: "Moving Parts" at the Visions Art Museum, San Diego.
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Coastal Range, Center

The center shows an isolated farm in the California Coastal Range. I have been asked if I live here? - No.