Collection: Valerie Robertson

Fourth-generation quilter Valerie Robertson is a native midwesterner with a compelling need to make things with her hands. Versed in many different textile forms, Valerie started quilting in 1985. She specializes in one-of-a-kind commissions of contemporary designs to adorn the wall, usually stitched and quilted by hand.

Many of her pieces are made in collaboration with her mother, Adeline Robertson, and other artists. Collaborations range from realizing the visions of schoolchildren to fiber interpretations that famed artist Ivey Hayes requested of two of his paintings. Pieces can be designed to fill oddly-shaped architectural niches. Valerie and Adeline both enjoy the rhythm of quilting by hand.

The Robertsons enjoy all three types of quilting: pieced (geometric patterns), appliqué (for larger pictorial scenes), and whole cloth. “Abstract Oak” is an example of a whole cloth piece: the top is a single sheet of fabric, and the pattern is formed exclusively by the hand quilting stitches that hold the three quilt layers together. Areas of light and shadow are defined by the stitching lines, which flatten some areas and allow the unquilted areas to stand out in relief. The resulting patterns remind some of wood carving, or stone bas relief.

Pieces come with a hanging sleeve on the reverse, which accommodates a thin flat piece of wood that lets the piece hang flat against the wall.

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  • Fun Fish - 51.5x44 , hand quilted wall art
    Valerie Robertson
    Textiles - 3D
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  • Pineapple Miniature 6in framed 3in quilt block
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Pineapple Miniature 6in , framed 3in quilt block
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Pineapple Miniature 6in , framed 3in quilt block
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Heart Challenge - 47.5sq , wall or lap quilt
    Valerie Robertson
    Textiles - 3D
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  • Shell Whole Cloth- 17.5x , 16.5 quilted wall art
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Plum Paisley Wreath 16sq , hand quilted wall art
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Paisley Wreath - 16.5sq. , hand quilted wall art
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Celtic Rose - 20.75 sq. , hand quilted wall art
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Celtic Rose - 20.25x22 , hand quilted wall art
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Ribbons and Stars - 32 , wall art or baby quilt
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Gray Star - 17.5x25 , hand quilted wall art
    Valerie Robertson
    Textiles - 3D
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  • River Man - 50x70.5 , hand quilted wall art
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Abstract Oak - 16x16 , hand quilted wall art
    Valerie Robertson
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  • Fiesta Siesta- 55.5x67.5 , large lap quilt
    Valerie Robertson
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    $400.00
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  • Pineapple Miniature - 6 , framed 3 quilt block
    Valerie Robertson
    Textiles - 3D
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    2418
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    $60.00
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