BETTIE BARNES (a.k.a. Quiltaholic) has worked in a variety of media including clay, wood, found objects, fabric and thread. Bettie obtained her BA in Art with a focus in sculpture. She started out with traditional sculpture and moved on to found object pieces. In the mid 90's she transitioned into fabric.
Bettie is interested in the interaction between color and texture. Her quilts utilize bright fabrics, whimsy and a sense of humor.
Bettie's quilts have been juried into Patchwork & Quilt Expo, Den Haag, The Netherlands, Fine Focus, The Artists' Museum Fiber Exhibition in Washington, D.C. and Professional Art Quilters Alliance of the South show at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center in Cary, North Carolina.
She lives in central Vermont with her husband Bob, three dogs and a fluctuating assortment of chickens and honeybees.