Nature Inspired Art Quilts
GLOWBIRDY QUILTS LLC
Welcome to Glowbirdy Quilts LLC.
Glowbirdy Quilts LLC was established in 2017 by Carla A. White.
Carla strives to inspire people through inventive and experimental work with textile fibers in the exploration of nature's color palette. Please explore her nature inspired art quilts for sale in the galleries below
(prices include tax, not shipping).
Bachelor of Arts in Geology, University of Vermont, 1977; Master of Science in Geology, State University of New York at Albany, 1979; Master of Science in Health Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000.
Quilting Education and Experience
Carla was originally a self-taught quilter. Her first quilt completed in 1982 was a hand-quilted king size bed quilt. Since 2008 she has taken many textile fiber art classes through the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild (CVQG) and the Vermont Quilt Festival (VQF). She quilts on a Viking Epic and a Handi-Quilter Avante long-arm. In addition to her wall art quilts, Carla contributes quilts to the CVQG Community Quilts and the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild Community Quilts.
Champlain Valley Quilt Guild, 2008 to present - Community Quilts 2009-2010, Membership Chair 2014 to 2019, Quilt Show Committee 2016 to present;
American Quilter’s Society, 2009 to present;
SAQA, 2012 to present;
Vermont Modern Quilt Guild, 2015 to present;
Mountain Art Quilters 2016 to present;
Friend of the Vermont Quilt Festival 2016 to present.
"Sunset" quilt is published in Simply Moderne Issue No. 11, page 22.
Awards and Recognition
Awards received in both CVQG and VQF quilt shows;
Article in “The Other Paper” October 9, 2014;
Quilts featured on local CBS show “Across the Fence” October 2016;
"The Nest" won Best of Show at the 2018 CVQG quilt show.
The Best Little Quilt Show in Vermont, Jamaica, VT, July 2012;
CVQG Traveling Exhibit Starry Celebration 2015 to 2016;
CVQG Show 2016 Special Exhibit, 3 panels of art quilts;
CVQG Traveling Exhibit All That Jazz 2016 to 2017;
SAQA Trunk Show 2017;
CVQG Traveling Exhibit From Darkness to Light 2017 to 2018;
Exhibit of 14 art quilts in Shelburne, Vermont Town Offices January 2018;
SAQA Global Exhibit "Aloft" 2020: Squirrel Aloft
Birding; pet cockatiels; photography; reading; walking; and of course, collector of fabric and thread!
Carla A. White
Carla’s favorite challenge is transforming her photographs of nature with textiles and other decorative fibers into art quilts. Flowers, landscapes, and birds are among her favorite subjects. Bright colors and thread painting are found on most of her wall art quilts.
Carla is an active member of the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild of Vermont, the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild, the Mountain Art Quilters, and the Studio Art Quilt Associates.
Carla's textile fiber art quilts are shown at the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild Show and the Vermont Quilt Festival and has received ribbons at both. She currently has an art quilt in both the Studio Art Quilt Associates 2017 Trunk Show ("Super Moon") and the SAQA Global Exhibition "Aloft" with her quilt "Squirrel Aloft".