"She's So Vain" ©2001
Art Quilt by Studio Artist Dottie Gantt


"She's So Vain" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt

Size 42" w X 52" h

   Artist's Statement:

She's so vain!
Who's so vain?
She is!
Is She?



Detail View of "She's So Vain" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt

Close Up Detail View

Techniques:  Piecing, free motion quilting, and free motion embroidery were done by machine.  The whole background was pieced by  machine, layered with the batting and backing, and then quilted.  The body of each parrot was created with individual feathers cut out from more than 50 different fabrics and then fused to a muslin background.  The eyes were glued on.  Initial free-motion embroidery with more than 30 different colors of threads was completed, and then each parrot was cut-away from the muslin background and lightly glued to the quilted background.  Additional free motion embroidery was done to each parrot to adhere and blend it into the background.  Leaves were cut individually from the batik border fabric, raw-edge fused to the background, and then completed with free-motion embroidery.


Detail View of "She's So Vain" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt

Close Up Detail View


Materials:  Hand-dyed fabrics from ArtFabrik, commercial cotton fabrics, batik fabrics, and organza fabrics.  Rayon, metallic, and mono-filament, nylon threads were used. The parrots' eyes are artificial fishing lure eyes. Polyester batting was also used.

Awards and Recognition:
>> "She's So Vain" 2001 is one of the featured art quilts appearing in the book "Focus on Batiks" written by Jan Bode Smiley, published by C&T Publishing - page 79

>> "Quilts: A World Of Beauty" a juried exhibit/competition sponsored by The International Quilt Association, Houston,  Texas, October 31 - November 3, 2002

>> "World Quilt & Textile: On Tour - Summer 2002" - Juried exhibit/competition, Lansing, Michigan (August 9-11, 2002) and Greensboro, North Carolina (August 14-17, 2002)    

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