It's the Cowboy Way

Karlyn Bue Lohrenz2015

The National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum
Paducah, United States

"Being born and raised on a cattle ranch near the Beartooth Mountains in the beautiful state of Montana provides a landscape to capture any artist's palette. After Montana State University schooling, my work career was in the medical field. Along in life came three beautiful girls, Brenda, Amanda, and Rebecca to love and cherish. In 1989, I lost my youngest daughter, Rebecca, in a car accident. Life took a drastic journey for the year that followed. One day I walked into a quilting class. Finally, I found a place to go with my heart, mind and hands. When I finished my first art quilt that I had titled 'The Wild Thing' I realized it was a quilt about Rebecca and took me through the steps of grieving. What a gift this fiber art has given to me."

-Karlyn Bue Lohrenz


  • Title: It's the Cowboy Way
  • Creator: Karlyn Bue Lohrenz
  • Date Created: 2015
  • Physical Location: Collection of The National Quilt Museum
  • Location Created: Billings, Montana, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 45” x 69”
  • Subject Keywords: Cowboy, Quilt
  • Type: Quilt
  • External Link: The National Quilt Museum
  • Medium: Fabric
  • Techniques Used: Machine appliquéd, machine quilted
  • Materials Used: Cottons, leather (chamois, pigskin, cowhide) remnants found in the scrap barrel of our local leather store, cotton and trilobal polyester threads, silk overlays, cotton/polyester blend batting
  • Accession Number: 2016.01.03

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