Art Quilt by Allison Wilbur using antique quilt blocks and hand embroidery. Quilt is titled Stand Up Speak Out and is part of the exhibit Women's Voices, Women's Votes Women's Rights.

Stand Up, Speak Out

Stand Up, Speak Out was created for the exhibit Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes, Women’s Rights which is on display at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas from September 2022 to April 2023. This quilt honors sisters Angelina and Sarah Grimke who were active members of the abolition movement and became some of the …

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Tecumseh by Allison Wilbur 2021


Tecumseh by Allison Wilbur 2021 “Tecumseh” is a commission for a woman living in New Hampshire. Susan recently purchased her home  and wanted artwork that reflected the beautiful scenery outside her windows and would fill a large space created by a cathedral ceiling. Susan knew of my work through her brother, Jay McKay, a painter …

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Incoming by Allison Wilbur


“Incoming” is a great horned owl that grew out of a pile of shibori dyed fabric. Pole wrapping (arashi shibori) creates feather like patterns, which got me to thinking about birds. I started by making a drawing. Usually this is one of the longest steps in the process. I look at lots of photos for …

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Bounty of the Seas by Allison Wilbur 2015

Bounty of the Seas

I have been feeling a bit down in the dumps this week and realized it is probably because our latest Quilt for Change exhibit, Water is Life, is opening in Geneva at the United Nations European headquarters and I am not there. So much work goes into these exhibits that it almost feels like birthing a …

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Shirley Saulnier and All Boxed In

My First Customer

Today I am shifting between grief and gratitude as I remember my first customer, Shirley Saulnier, who passed last week after a long battle with cancer.  Shirley brightened every room she came into and every life she touched.  I cannot imagine the number of us who are grieving, as she touched so many lives as …

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A dream come true

Over the last few years Dick and I have visited Tiverton and Little Compton during the summer open studio events.  There is something about going directly to the spot where an artist does their creating that gives you great insight into their thought processes.  What do they see outside their window? How do they set …

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Open Studio

  Hi Everyone, Happy New Year! It’s been awhile since my last post, during which time we moved into – and renovated fully – a new house, one that offers me not only a terrific new studio but a whole new addition to my quilting business and creative outlet. Call me crazy, but I work …

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