Nature Inspired Quilting
GLOWBIRDY QUILTS LLC
Welcome to Glowbirdy Quilts LLC.
Glowbirdy Quilts LLC was established in 2017 by Carla A. White.
She strives to inspire people through inventive and experimental work with a unique artistic voice in the exploration of nature's color palette. Please explore her art quilts in the galleries below (prices include tax).
Carla A. White
Carla’s favorite challenge is transforming her photographs of nature into art quilts. Flowers, landscapes and birds are among her favorites. She uses bright colors and thread painting on most of her art quilts.
Carla is a member of the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild, the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild, the Mountain Art Quilters, and the Studio Art Quilt Associates.
Carla shows her quilts at the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild Show and the Vermont Quilt Festival and has received ribbons at both. She is venturing into the national level by showing her quilts with the Studio Art Quilt Associates.
Carla also loves the freedom of long-arm quilting. She has long-arm quilted quilts for family and community quilt groups.
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 quilt. Since 2008 she has taken many 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 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; collector of uranium glassware; photography; reading; walking; and of course, collector of fabric and thread!