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My name is Nichole Leipold, I am an artist and a designer. I make fabric, art-quilts and wearable-art jackets. I hand-dye my fabrics and use different techniques like “paper-piecing” and sewing by hand. The “Tumbling Blocks” art quilt is all hand-stitched and hand-dyed fabrics.
I have been sewing and creating things for a lifetime and working as a full-time artist for about 8 years. Antique quilts have always struck me as amazing pieces of folk art. These quilts are comprised of tiny scraps collected and saved for years, mostly sewn by hand. The patterns range from simple to optical illusions created by carefully arranging geometric shapes.
I think of the artists that created those intricate patterns, some with little or no education at all. I have attempted the illusion of tumbling blocks, one of my favorite, old quilt patterns. Nichole Leipold-Tumbling Blocks-fabric-26″X20″