"For many years I was a weaver whose primary concern was the execution of large pictorial tapestry commissions. This without a doubt has influenced my work as I made a gradual change over to quiltmaking. Presently my quilts are inspired by the American landscape. My direction is to translate scenic vistas into simple designs and to concentrate on a creative selection and use of fabrics. I am also fascinated by texture, surface design, and embellishment. All are an important part of my work. Desert Dusk was inspired by the simple lines and complex color changes in the Arizona desert and also by a visit to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix."
-Marguerite Ann Malwitz