About Tracie L. Maryne

Tracie L. Maryne My love affair with fabric started when I young. My grandmother taught me how to sew on her old Singer foot pedal sewing machine making rag dolls and Barbie clothes. Years later with the help of summer sewing jobs, I obtained a degree in Fine Arts, majoring in ceramic sculpture. Twenty years later, with the passing of my grandmother, I found expression through making a memory quilt to honour her and what she had taught me. One thing lead to another and I found my way back to fabric and a new creative medium, art quilts. The move from creating ceramic tile wall pieces to fabric art quilts seemed like a natural transition: both are piecing together of parts to make a whole.

Most of what I have learned about art quilting has been self-taught. My main techniques are piecing, fused appliqué, thread sketching/painting and fabric painting. I also like to take fabric to a 3-dimensional realm in making fabric vessels. I often use photos I have taken in my travels through life, incorporate drawings I have done or just let my imagination run and play. I always remain open to learn new techniques and use whatever works in order for the piece to say what I want it to say. More often then not, my work incorporates a mixture of all of the above.

My motivation comes from a need and love to create things. My inspiration comes from mother nature, human nature and the world around me. I try to express a symbolic narrative of the effect these have on my inner being and reflect it to other to see and hopefully feel something of what I felt.

My work has been shown in local galleries in the Vancouver Lower Mainland area, published in art quilt magazines and has been shown and won awards in national juried competitions.

email: Tracie L. Maryne
Website: karlienorrishmcchesney.com

Artwork by Tracie L. Maryne

Blue Moon

Winter Crow

Cobblestone Puddle


Beaverdell Birches

Clematis I


North to Alaska II

Passage to the Chartre Rose

Tofino Raven

Clematis III

Saying Goodbye-aka-Snow Moon

Exhibition Artwork by Tracie L. Maryne

Clematis - Blue Ravine
Botanical Reflections

Clematis - Blue Ravine

Snow Crocus - Crocus Tommasinianus - Ruby Giant
Botanical Reflections

Snow Crocus - Crocus Tommasinianus - Ruby Giant