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Welcome to our online auction site

Online pre-bidding

Starts 8:00 AM CDT October 17, 2016
   Ends  2:00 PM CDT November 6, 2016  

Quilt artist Mary Jo Bowers has very generously donated 39 of her original art quilts for auction. And all proceeds will benefit the Texas Quilt Museum and its programs!

Bowers’ love of quilting began with an appliquéd quilt received as a wedding present, and she made her first quilt in the ‘70s. She later met artist Sue Benner, and Benner’s influence can be seen in many of these works.


Featured Items

Abstract Still Life

ITEM# 1
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Abstract Still Life -

Black background, with bright, colorful, freeform cut shapes, displayed as a still life. 28"h x 34"w



Leading Bid
$150.00

Time Left
CLOSED

 


Acorn

ITEM# 2
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Acorn -

Meticulous machine strip pieced artist dyed fabrics. The block approach to this quilt is the Log Cabin, placed at varying angles. The darker orange fabrics are placed at the top of the piece, shading to lighter as you reach the bottom of the teardrop shaped quilt. 57"h x 36"w



Opening Bid
$200.00

Time Left
CLOSED

 


Plateaus

ITEM# 3
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Plateaus -

Rich reds and oranges are the mainstay in this quilt accented with rich blues. Raw outer edges are stitched over with threads left hanging. 20"h x 15"w



Leading Bid
$60.00

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Summer Heat

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Summer Heat -

What a beautiful way to translate heat into color. The shades of orange and yellow, with accents of blue immediately make you think of Summer Heat. Original design using artist dyed and commercial cottons. 43"h x 22"w



Leading Bid
$200.00

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Almost But Not Quite

ITEM# 6
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Almost But Not Quite -

Random piecing with bright bold fabrics. Heavily machine quilted. Original fabric collage with raw-edge appliqué using artist dyed cottons and silks. Free machine embroidery with rayon and cotton threads. Machine Quilted. 44"h x 42"w



Leading Bid
$160.00

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An Okoboji Day

ITEM# 7
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An Okoboji Day -

A day at the lake near the artist's home inspired this luscious quilt in bright yellows with a touch of blue and green. Original design, artist dyed cottons, silk roving, raw edge appliqué, machine quilted. 17" h x 16"w



Leading Bid
$50.00

Time Left
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Autumn 2014

ITEM# 9
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Autumn 2014 -

Bursting with bright reds, oranges, golds, and greens striped pieced in small widths. Very intricate. Reminiscent of Autumn. 29"h x 37"w



Leading Bid
$150.00

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Chaotic

ITEM# 10
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Chaotic -

AKA Bombed Carmelite Convent, Croatian, 2009. Original design, artist dyed and purchased dyed fabrics embellished with silk and silk chiffon. Randomly cut images, raw edge appliqué. Machine embroidery with rayon, cotton, and metallic threads. Silk back, cotton batting. 30"h x 34"w



Leading Bid
$280.00

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Verdant Angles

ITEM# 11
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Verdant Angles -

An angular view of Spring. Great hand dyed fabrics by the artist, juxtaposed at angles, like green shoots appearing from the ground. Original design. Cotton backing and batting. 34"h x 34"w



Leading Bid
$110.00

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Circles X

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Circles X -

Bursting with bright reds, oranges, golds, and greens strip pieced in small widths. Very intricate. Reminiscent of Autumn. 51"h x 72"w



Leading Bid
$1,090.00

Time Left
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Construction III

ITEM# 16
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Construction III -

Artist dyed and commercial fabrics including cottons, silks, satins, and glitz. Randomly cut strips raw edge appliqué green and yellow cotton background. Backing and batting are cotton. 25"h x 21"w



Leading Bid
$90.00

Time Left
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Dance I

ITEM# 17
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Dance I -

Original design, artist and purchased dyed fabrics, commercial silks and cottons, artist dyed silk background. Randomly cut images, raw edge appliqué. Can be hung against a wall or allowed to hang freely so both sides are visible. Outside edges left frayed. 42"h x 60"w



Leading Bid
$1,500.00

Time Left
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Evening Song

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Evening Song -

Original design, layers of cotton, sheers and silk strips over background of colored cotton fabrics. Raw edge appliqué, cotton batting and backing, machine quilted by Paula Kowski. 80"h x 68"w



Leading Bid
$514.00

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Fishing

ITEM# 21
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Fishing -

Amazing colorful school of fish swimming in a stream, is the impression one is given with this quilt. Artist dyed cottons and silks. 19"h x 24"w



Leading Bid
$120.00

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Glorious Fall

ITEM# 22
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Glorious Fall -

Original Design, artist dyed cottons and silks. Artist dyed cottons and silks, randomly cut images, raw edge appliqué. Machine quilted with metallic Thread. Cotton back and batting. 21"h x 24"w



Leading Bid
$200.00

Time Left
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Heartthrob

ITEM# 25
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Heartthrob -

Deep, rich reds of the artist dyed fabrics, with a touch of green, bring this quilt to life. 39"h x 32"w



Leading Bid
$600.00

Time Left
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Hot and Humid

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Hot and Humid -

This quilt reminds me of an Hibiscus, and hot humid days in Houston. Artist dyed and commercial fabrics embellished with paper and silk. Randomly cut images raw edge appliquéd. Machine Quilted. Cotton Back and Batting. 36"h x 26"w



Leading Bid
$140.00

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Inside the Abandoned Barn

ITEM# 29
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Inside the Abandoned Barn -

Original design, artist dyed and purchased cotton for the background. Direct cut pieces fused to the background. Raw edge appliqué, free hand embroidery with cotton threads, cotton backing and batting. 21"h x 20"w



Leading Bid
$50.00

Time Left
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Midnight Dreams

ITEM# 30
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Midnight Dreams -

Raw edge appliquéd, machine quilted, artist dyed cottons, some glitzy fabrics added. 46"h x 39"w



Leading Bid
$230.00

Time Left
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Northern Lights

ITEM# 32
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Northern Lights -

Wow! What a great rendition of the Northern Lights. Artist dyed fabrics, machine pieced and quilted. 36"h x 45"w



Leading Bid
$210.00

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Rain Forest

ITEM# 33
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Rain Forest -

Such luscious greens! Original design using artist dyed fabrics. Raw edge appliquéd, machine pieced and quilted. 36"h x 45"w



Leading Bid
$250.00

Time Left
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Sing the Blues

ITEM# 34
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Sing the Blues -

Original design, artist dyed and purchased cotton, silk fabrics, randomly cut images, raw edge appliquéd, and machine quilted with cotton thread. 24"h x 32"w



Leading Bid
$90.00

Time Left
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Spring

ITEM# 35
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Spring -

Spring is a wonderful time of year; reflected here with the amazing colors of rebirth. Raw edge appliqué, no templates, artist dyed and over dyed cotton fabrics. Use of silks, satins, sari pieces, handmade papers, machine quilting with cotton and rayon threads, hand quilted with cotton floss. 38"h x 38"w



Opening Bid
$500.00

Time Left
CLOSED

 


Sunscreen Required

ITEM# 37
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Sunscreen Required -

Original design, artist dyed and purchased cotton, silk fabrics, randomly cut images, raw edge appliquéd, hand embroidered and machine quilted with cotton thread. 31"h x 33"w



Leading Bid
$500.00

Time Left
CLOSED

 



Many Rivers

ITEM# 38
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Many Rivers -

Raw edge appliquéd, machine embroidered, commercial and artist dyed fabrics. 18"h x 18"w



Leading Bid
$150.00

Time Left
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SOLD


Abandoned Barn I

ITEM# 39
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Abandoned Barn I -

Original design, purchased commercial cottons for the background. Hand dyed cotton direct cut, fused and machine appliquéd. Free motion embroidery with rayon threads, embellishment of bamboo for the straw. Cotton backing and batting. 21"h x 19"w



Leading Bid
$150.00

Time Left
CLOSED