"Quilts are my passion.
Over the years my love has shifted from traditional patchwork to modern quilts to improv patchwork. Fabrics, needle and thread combine to form textile works, more for the wall and not so often as a commodity. The selection of fabrics, colors and threads are at the beginning of each work... how the end product should look is always an experiment.
The finish is the surface design with my long arm. That gives me a lot of pleasure.
"Colour and texture are the most important elements for my quilts.
Oakshotts are my favourites when it comes to colour. I started with Lipari in 2009 and over the years I have built up a very large collection of Oakshott fabrics that I love to sew and quilt with.
Quite often I mix them with Marcia Derse fabrics, for my purposes they fit perfectly. My quilts are only for family and a few special friends."
Images: Scraps, Colorplay
Images: Broken Circles, The Snake
Images: Oakshottwood, Scraps 1
Images: Birdhouses, Triangles, Blue
If you'd like to see more of Maria's work, follow her @maria_dlugosch and visit her website mariadlugosch.de.