An Overview Of Selected Work

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I hope you’ll stay awhile and have a look around first. I’d love to get your reaction to my site & my work too. There’s a form at the bottom. I’d appreciate any feedback that can help me to improve your experience here.

Thanks again-Barb

Here’s a sampling of my art quilts, to give you an idea of the scope of my work. I use a variety of techniques, fabric painting, mixed media, applique, thread painting and creative free form quilting.


“It’s Raining Pink”

Standing at the base of an old gnarled cherry tree, your eyes follow the twisted and scarred trunk to a cloud of pink above. As you watch, a pink petal slowly drifts to the pink ground below. Is it raining pink?”

It's Raining Pink

“It’s Raining Pink” Barbara Harms

“Its Raining Pink” Detail of work

“Its Raining Pink” Detail of work


“Cherry Blossom Birds” silk painted, using creative thread painting. The birds are created solely with tread painting.


Little birds among the Cherry Blossoms

Blue Sky, Dogwoods

Pink dogwood blossoms are highlighted by a blue sky in “Blue Sky Pink Blossoms”


“Moon Glow”

“Jellyfish Love” A large commissioned art quilt.


A detailed view
A detailed view of an art quilt by Barbara Harms-

“Sunshine Meadow” a silk painting by Barbara Harms


The Kraken
The Kraken-commissioned


Moon SongSilk painted art quilts, beaiutiful yellow and black birds with moon behing. Moon Song

A large silk painting. The birds were appliqued ont The painting results determine the direction I take. he paints used are permanent, much like dye. Entire art quilt was thread painted. The moon has a trapunto effect. This original silk painted art quilt was created by Barbara Harms.

BarbaraHarms 1131 SW Ellis St. Dallas OR.(&338 Morning Dew (2) - Copy

   “An Impressionist’s Garden” Silk painted and appliqued with hand painted silk fabric. I used thread painting to add a touch of whimsy and fun to the design.

“Lunar Eclipse”

silk painting enhanced with metallic paint & thread. The glow of a lunar eclipse competes with the bright city lights of this thriving metropolitan city, a river which runs at it’s base, reflects the colors of city night life

Lunar Eclipse

Sunflowers For Cyndy- commissioned

“Sunflowers for Cyndy” commissioned fiber art quilt by Barbara  Harms.

IMG_3109Notice the direction of the sun mades the left side lighter


Raven Tree

    “Raven Tree”

Silk painted, images created by thread painting and applique.

“English Cottage Garden.”

A Walk in the English Countryside

“A Walk in the English Country Side”
A Bugs Eye View
Commissioned “A Bug’s Eye View”.
Mixed media fiber art quilt “Down The Rabbit Hole”by Barbara Harms. Silk painting and creative  thread painting used.
After the Rain Shower
“After the Spring Shower” Silk painting, applique and extensive thread painting used.
“60 MPH Sunset” appeared in Art Quilting Studio Magazine

The open of State hospital 025 copy

Four of my quilts hanging in the Oregon State Hospital
The open of State hospital 025 copy

One of my 4 art quilts purchased by the State of Oregon and hanging in the new Oregon State Hospital.Titled “60 MPH Sunset”.”Art Quilting Studio” magazine published an article about this art quilt and myself in one of their issues



               “Metro”- The flow, monument and excitement of a city in constant  motion



“Everything Under the Sun”


IMG_0211“Sunflower Seeds” a detail from the larger art quilt”

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“Boxing Poppies”

I also do silk paintings. If you choose one of my silk paintings, I will mount it on stretcher boards or you  for small charge for the upgrade.

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    • Thank you for your nice comment, I am a color addict, as you night have guessed.
      I use it in large doses for sure, probably even more in my abstracts. I love flowers and natural themes as you noted. I like a bit of blending both with with stylized flowers. There’s so much that appeals to me,


      • The Abigail Adams mysteries are so delhgitful that I decided I had to write a note to Barbara Hamilton to thank her for them. And discovered that she is the author of my beloved Benjamin January books. So this is a thank you for both these intelligent series, for the realistic characters, the evocative settings, and the cleverly constructed mysteries. Brava!Mary


  1. I saw your art in a magazine this past week – I so love the Hope is a thing with feathers – art quilt – I love all of your work but that one was just so incredibly wonderful I rate it as first on my list. I am an artist but never in material – it is amazing to me how you do it! I just wanted to tell you.


  2. Regarding- Everything under the sun…Hello Barbara. your work is BEAUTIFUL! I am looking for a horizontal piece to mount, like canvas, behind mu couch..the colors in your sold “Under the Sun” piece are perfect! Do you have anything nearing completing that may be similar?


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