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My Fabulously Fractured Quilts

Eighteen, and counting…

Fractured Floral #13  (15″ x 21″)
Fractured, pieced, thread painted, and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA     6/2017

More ‘floral scraps’ fractured beautifully!
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Van Gogh Irises Fractured ( 46″ x 37.5″ )
Fractured, pieced, thread painted, and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA     12/2016

From the moment I first saw this Van Gogh fabric in July of 2016, I knew it would be fabulous fractured! I completed fracturing and piecing the top on November 2nd, 2016… the day Cherrywood announced their next “challenge” – a Van Gogh Challenge… so this won’t be my last Van Gogh piece.  😉  By December 10th I finished thread painting and quilting it. What a cheerful piece! It makes me smile to look at it. Now, I must finish planning out my next Van Gogh quilt.
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Fractured Floral #12 (14″ x 25.75″)
Fractured, pieced, embellished, and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA     10/2016

Again proving small flowers fracture fabulously!
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Fractured Floral #11 (8.75″ x 6″)
Fractured, pieced, embellished, and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA     9/2016

This watercolor tulip, though small, cried out to be fractured. How could I not comply?

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Owned by Nancee Groh of Carlisle, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral #10 (15″ x 14.5″)
Fractured, pieced, embellished and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA 5/2016

When fractured, pieced, embellished and quilted, the subtle nuisances of this  Nasturtium (Frond Design Studios – Stephanie Brandenburg’s Edible Garden flowers) are expanded, amplified, and intensified. Though small, the resulting image is bold and dynamic. (I’ve found a new favorite!)

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Owned by Artisan Trail of Virginia’s Kathy Johnson of Waynesboro, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting The Way Home (56.75″ x 33.75″  )
Fractured, pieced, embellished, and quilted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA     5/2016

From the moment I saw this fabric (Wind & Waves by Douglas Laird for Wilmington Prints) I knew it needed to be “fractured”… and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
My husband has long been fascinated with lighthouses, perhaps from his time working in support of the Coast Guard. Lighthouses remind me first of my love of the ocean shores they protect, but they also seem to sing out “let your light shine”… a message I take to heart each time I create.
The inner border provides a “mat” for this “picture” quilt, and outer border’s quilting stitches highlight the grain in its “wooden frame”.

This quilt was one of the quilts showcased in a Solo-Artist “Art in the Halls” show at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA from October 18th, 2016 through January 22nd, 2017.

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Fractured Floral 9 (52″ x 29″)

Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, VA     3/2015

While this is the ninth completed in this series of Fractured Florals, this was the one that inspired them all. This was the fabric that first inspired me to fracture; the others gave me the experience and confidence to tackle this larger design.

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams II Autumn Flowers.

This quilt showed at the 2015 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show in Berryville, Va and earned the Viewer’s Choice 1st Place award in the Art Quilt Category.

This quilt was one of the quilts showcased in a Solo-Artist “Art in the Halls” show at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA from October 18th, 2016 through January 22nd, 2017.

 

 

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Fractured Floral 1     (26.5″ x 31.75)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va     9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Rose.

 

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Fractured Floral 2     (26.5″ x 28.75″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Sunflower.

 

Owned by Chris & Amanda Gauldin of Leesburg, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 3     (19.75″ x 14.25″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Meadow Flowers.

Selected by the Old Town Development Board and the Shenandoah Arts Council for the 2016 ArtScape Banner Project in Old Town Winchester, VA.
A banner showing a picture of this quilted piece graced Old Town Winchester’s Walking Mall from April 2016 through April 2017.

Click to read more about this 2016 ArtScape Banner quilt.

 

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 Fractured Floral 4     (16.75″ x 16.25″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted Sue Hickman   9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Meadow Flowers.

 

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Fractured Floral 5     (41″ x 18″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams Meadow Flowers.

This quilt was shown in the 2014 Quilter’s Unlimited 41st Annual Quilt Show at the Dulles Expo center.

 

Owned by Mary Wilson of Berryville, Va

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 6  (27″ Sq.)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted Sue Hickman  Berryville, Va.  11/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams IV Love Blossoms.

 

Owned by Andrew & Samantha Gauldin of Berryville, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 7
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, Va     12/2013

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Day Dreams IV Love Blossoms.

Owned by Dr. and Mrs. John Ghramm of Winchester, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Floral 8 (24″ x 29″)
Fractured, pieced, quilted and thread painted by Sue Hickman     Berryville, Va     3/2014

Features Stephanie Brandenburg’s Frond Design Studio Southern Je Ne Sais Quoi Wedding Tree.

This quilt was one of the quilts showcased in a Solo-Artist “Art in the Halls” show at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA from October 18th, 2016 through January 22nd, 2017.

 

Currently available for purchase. See Quilts and such Tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Abundance     (51.5″ x 24.5″)
Fractured/Pieced & Quilted by Sue Hickman   Berryville, Va   9/2013

 

Owned by Shawna Rinker Hartsook and Oak Hart Farm in Berryville, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Countdown to Christmas (38″ x 25″)
A fractured wall hanging. I love how the fracturing of the center of this quilt created a 3-D look!
Pieced, quilted, and embellished by Sue Hickman  Berryville, Va  11/2013

 

Owned by Chris & Amanda Gauldin of Leesburg, Va.

A similar, yet unique, quilt owned by Andrew & Samantha Gauldin of Berryville, Va.