Wendy Read

Textile Art

art quilt, free motion quilting, thread painting
Rebirth: the Light at the End of the Tunnel
Rebirth: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Photo by Terry Baker



Ankeny Art Center, 2019


Hand-dyed and painted gauze; commercial fabric; thread-painted and free-motion quilted


Textile art: thread painted on dissolvable stabilizer; free-motion quilted
Lincoln Gulch

Lincoln Gulch


Photo by Terry Baker


Ankeny Art Center, 2019 

Free-motion quilting; trees made by thread-painting on dissolvable stabilizer.

Dimensions: 32”H x 30.5”W x 1.5”D


Textile art: thread painted; free motion quilted
Lady of the Wood
Lady of the Wood

Photo by Terry Baker

2018 Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, Iowa
2019 Fairfield Art Association

Thread-painted, free-motion quilted

Private Collection 

Athena



Photo by Terry Baker


Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, Iowa 2018
Fairfield Art Association, Fairfield, Iowa 2019 

The tree, leaves, and owl were thread-painted on multiple layers of tulle.  The moss was created by thread-painting on dissolvable stabilizer.

Dimensions: 30.5”H x 31”W

It's Complicated: A Read Family History


SAQA Regional Traveling Exhibit: Deeply Rooted, 2016-2018

Fairfield Art Association, 2019


Raw-Edge, Reverse Applique; photos printed on fabric


Private Collection


Orbital


CITA Group Exhibit, AQS/DMAQG 2016


Dimensions: 30" x 30"


Textile art; fiber art; hand-dye; hand-painted; free-motion quilting
Along the Waterfront
Along the Waterfront

AQS Des Moines, 2014

Fairfiled Art Assocation, Iowa Art Quilters' group exhibit, 2015

Health and Wholeness solo exhibit, 2018


Hand-painted and hand-dyed fabrics; free-motion quilting, beading


Dimensions: 24"H x 33.5W


hand-dyed fabrics; thread-painted; dissolvable stabilizer
Three Graces
Three Graces

Fairfield Art Association, Iowa Art Quilters' group exhibit, 2017

Health and Wholeness solo exhibit, Fairfield, Iowa, 2018


Hand-dyed and painted background; butterflies are thread-painted on dissolvable stabilizer


Autumn Leaves

FAA member Show, 2015


Hand-dyed fabric; thread-painted tree and sky; leaves are thread-painted on dissolvable stabilizer; stretcher bars


Dimensions: 6"W x 12"H


Private Collection


Neptune Rising

AQS International Quilt Show & Contest in Des Moines, Iowa, 2013
Fairfield Art Association, Iowa Art Quilters' exhibit, 2015
Health and Wholeness, Fairfield, Iowa, 2018

Hand-dyed and commercial fabrics; free-motion quilted

Dimensions: 33"H x 35"W


Silhouette

Health and Wholeness solo exhibit, 2018


Hand-painted fabric; thread-painted trees; stretcher bars


Dimensions: 6.25"H x 12.5"W


Ol' Sol II

DMAQG, Central Iowa Textile Artists' group exhibit, 2013

Gallery 52, Fairfield, Iowa, 2014

Ankeny Art Center, Ankeny, Iowa, 2015

Health and Wholeness solo exhibit, 2018

DMAQG, Central Iowa Textile Artists' group exhibit, 2019


Raw Edge, Reverse Applique


Dimensions: 30"H x 15"W 


Tintagel

Health and Wholeness solo exhibit, 2018


Hand-dyed and commercial fabrics; thread-painted


Dimensions: 25"H x 35"W


Destination

SAQA Benefit Auction, 2012


Thread-Painted


Dimensions: 12" x 12"


Private Collection


Carina Nebula

AQS Des Moines, 2011

Health and Wholeness, Fairfield, Iowa, solo exhibit, 2018


Ice-dyed fabric; free-motion quilting; beading


Salt Creek

Health and Wholeness solo exhibit, Fairfield, Iowa, 2018


Thread-painted


140 Characters or Less


Wiederspan Gallery, Cedar Rapids, 2010


Hand-dyed fabrics, free-motion quilting


Dimensions: 21"H x 41.5"W


Ascension




Wiederspan Gallery, Cedar Rapids, 2011
Hand-painted fabrics; free-motion quilting

Dimensions: 15"H x 6"W

Private Collection


And the Tree Spoke

AQS Des Moines, Iowa, 2011

Fairfield Art Association, Iowa Art Quilters' group exhibit, 2013

Iowa Quilt Museum, Iowa Art Quilters' group exhibit, 2019


Dimensions: 32"H x 35.5"W
 


Quetzalcoatl


Grinnell Art Center, 2010


Hand painted fabrics, free-motion quilting, beading


Dimensions: 23" H x 17.5" W


Holiday


Commercial, hand-painted, and sheer fabrics; free motion quilted

Dimensions: 20.5"H x 16.5"W

Nativity in Gold


Commercial and sheer fabrics; free-motion quilted


Dimensions: 19"H x 11"W


Private Collection


Late Summer Sunset


AQS Des Moines, 2010

Dimensions: 39"H x 41"W