Barbara Barrick McKie works in the studio she and her husband built in Connecticut. She has always been interested in photography, and it inspires her art. She has studied and explored many kinds of arts and crafts, and her home reflects her interest in fiber art, stained glass, painting, and pottery. A research biologist in the 1960s, a professional quilter in the 1970s, she served as an automation consultant specializing in personal computers and computer graphics in the 1980s, and returned to professional studio art quilting in 1991. In the past 21 years Barbara has concentrated on fiber art, and she is utilizing her scientific approach to surface design, her personal computer and graphics design expertise, and her interest in nature and experimentation in her art quilts.
Afternoon of a Fawn - 32.75"w 30.75"h A fawn who was born within the fence on our property. Thread painted.
"Crested Barbet" 44.5"w x 29.375"h - In Botswana I encountered this bird, one of the most beautiful birds I have seen. The quilt was in Quilt Visions 2010. Thread painted.
"Starling of Botswana" 21.75"w x 33.5"h Another interesting bird from Botswana is also thread painted and free-motion quilted.