"Unspoken Wishes"

 32" x 33" framed


"Fly South for the Winter"

painted quilt 40" x 30 "

Fly South for the Winter

Rituals and relics p        

News and Upcoming Events

Calendar update 6/2015


June 2015

Class: Print - Collage- Stitch Layered Imagery on Cloth

at John C. Campbell Folk School

June 14 - 20, 2015


My painted quilt "Rituals and Relics" is included in the show RADICAL ELEMENTS now on exhibit at the National Academy of Sciences on Constitution Ave in Washington, D.C. through October.


Fall 2015

Folk Art Center Demonstration  Days

November 5th - 8th







Welcome. I'm Bernie Rowell, an artist who creates art quilts, highly textural painted quilts that are decidedly not your grandmother's quilt. My art quilts incorporate mixed media--paints, collage, and found materials--to create contemporary art.

As an artist I'm inspired by many different sources, but the beauty of the western North Carolina Mountains that surround my home always provide fresh ideas.

As a craftsperson I'm deeply rooted in the traditional western North Carolina craft world where skills are improved through daily practice.  At the same time the vibrant energy of the Asheville art community challenges me to change and grow.

I invite you to click through my new website, find your favorite art quilt or print, and get inspired.



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