Artist, Teacher, Longarm Quilter

Hollyhocks by Allison Wilbur 2015

My love of quilting has many inspirations. My mother was a watercolor artist and taught me a love of color. My father is a cabinet maker who taught me to value geometry and symmetry. My years of study and travel around the world have exposed me to color combinations, patterns, and motifs that are reflected in my work. More importantly, they have helped me find a way to use my love of quilting as a voice to raise awareness about the lives of women around the world and hopefully to inspire other quilters to find a way to get involved in bringing about positive changes for women.

Sewing Sister by Allison Wilbur 2013 Quilt for Change
I am Co Founder of Quilt for Change. We create challenge art quilt exhibits for display at the United Nations and venues across the U.S. The challenges are themed on issues important to women around the world and are a call for awareness and action to improve the lives of women everywhere.

 

Sea Turtle - Bounty of the SeasFiber Artist
I am a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and the co-rep for the Massachusetts/Rhode Island regional SAQA group. I am most comfortable in the intersection between art and quilting and enjoy dyeing fabric, creating my own designs, and using surface design techniques and embellishments to create fiber art. My work has been exhibited in museums, fine art galleries and at quilt shows. To see a selection of my fiber art, please visit my gallery.

Hand and machine sashiko workshop with Allison WilburTrunk Shows and Workshops

I lecture and teach workshops with a focus on foreign inspirations and machine quilting. If your guild is looking for a trunk show – please suggest my name!

Nolting Pro 24Longarm Quilting

I am a professional  longarm quilter (you bring me your pieced or appliquéd quilt top and I quilt the three layers together). I specialize in semi custom quilting designed to be affordable and to complement your piece work. My studio is in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Machine Trapunto Feathered Wreath class with Allison WilburQuilting Classes

I teach Machine Quilting at Knit One Quilt Too in Barrington, RI, a nine session class that gives you a solid foundation in machine quilting on your home machine and a large library of design choices. I have open studios at my studio in Bristol, RI where you can come try out art quilting techniques and spend a creative day with like minded quilters. Contact me for more info.

vending trim and notionsVending

I vend at quilt shows selling foreign fabrics, patterns, and vintage lace, trim, ribbons, buttons and fabric – a wonderful assortment of embellishments that work beautifully not only for quilting, but also scrapbooking, doll making, and fashion.

 

Allison Wilbur PhotoHow can you contact me?

To contact me about any of these services, please use the Contact Me form on this website.

 

 

“I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with last night’s speaker. She has definitely lived a very heartfelt life using textiles as her vehicle for good will and charity. As I said … at the completion of her talk, she deserved a standing ovation. How nice of her to share her love of fabrics and handwork with all of us. I, for one, loved seeing her collection.”
– Dotty Morris, Cabin Branch Quilters, Woodbridge, VA

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