Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tiny Houses and Miniature Landscape Quilts

At the recent 2016 International Quilt Invitation Exhibition in Brigham City, Utah, we fell in love with the tiny house quilts created by Stephanie Crawford (UK) and the small landscape quilts by Mary Ann Hildebrand (Texas).  We hope you enjoy these incredible miniature works of art as much as we did!

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Fantasy in the Style of George Birrell by Stephanie Crawford (United Kingdom)

Black and White Building at the Tower of London by Stephanie Crawford

The window mullions and the wrought iron fence were created with machine stitching:

You can get an idea of the size of these tiny quilts in the photo below.  They were displayed on the end of a post.  Stephanie Crawford's Black-and-White Building is shown below her Sea Front at Brexill-on-Sea, which we featured in a previous post:

The Vaults at Fountains Abbey by Stephanie Crawford

We felt as if we were drawn into these vaults, thanks to the perspective, depth and texture which Stephanie Crawford created through her thread painting:

Life on the Mesa by Mary Ann Hildebrand (Texas)

Check out the way in which Mary Ann Hildebrand used batiks to represent the texture of the buildings and rocks:

Life on the Mesa previously won 1st place in the art-miniature category at the 2013 Houston International Quilt Festival.  It is shown in situ, below, at the Brigham City Museum:

Japanese Tea Garden by Mary Ann Hildebrand

In the photo below, Japanese Tea Garden is shown on display; to the right is Spring Crocuses by Jan P. Krentz:

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the Brigham City Museum (August, 2016).  We really appreciated the excellent lighting as well as the quality of the work within this show.


  1. They are just incredible! Love them all♥

  2. Love the "Vaults"!!!!! Amazing.....ALL!!!!

  3. Wonderful pieces, thank you for sharing.

  4. Just gorgeous my favorite is the Japanese tea garden. It is awesome.

  5. Each of these are fantastic pieces of art!! Thanks so much for sharing for those of us who can't leave the 'farm' (HA) to travel!

  6. great post as usual ladies! thanks - happy friday

  7. A lot of work in a small space ... I felt like I was walking into the scenes.


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