Desert Dusk

Marguerite Ann Malwitz1988

The National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum
Paducah, United States

"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


  • Title: Desert Dusk
  • Creator: Marguerite Ann Malwitz
  • Date Created: 1988
  • Location: Collection of The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, United States
  • Location Created: Brookfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 53" x 43"
  • Subject Keywords: Abstract
  • Type: Quilt
  • Rights: Copyright held by the artist
  • External Link: The National Quilt Museum
  • Medium: Fabric
  • Techniques Used: Tie-dyed, hand pieced, machine pieced, hand quilted
  • Materials Used: Cottons, blends, silks, satins, cotton, metallic threads
  • Accession Number: 1997.07.06

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