Lura Schwarz Smith, Fabric Artist
Seams a lot like Degas
As an artist, I am interested in merging my art background with quilting techniques and to explore those potentials, in the effort to express the inner life through fabric art. As a teacher, my interest is to share those techniques, and more importantly, to encourage students to validate their own art nature, and find their own unique expression of art in their quilt work, no matter what style they choose.


Click on one of the thumbnails below to see a gallery of my work.


"Our Animal Friends" for Valley Children's Hospital of Madera, CA - 3'x6', 2015
Our Animal Friends by Lura Schwarz Smith - 2015
See a larger version - click here.

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Quilt National 2013
"Passage." This is my art quilt which has been accepted into Quilt National 2013. My husband Kerby also has a piece, "Graffiti Series: Chain Link" accepted into this prestigious biennial show, and we have had the great fun of attending opening weekend events May 24-26th together at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio.

See it larger here.

Quilt National 2011
My quilt "Granite Shadows" has been travelling for two years, and has a final showing with Collection B from Quilt National 2011 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FLA through 8-11-13.


Going Out of Print: Last Copies Available:
Expand your creative potential with richly colored fabric from your own photos. We show you how easy it is in our new book, "Secrets of Digital Quilting: From Camera to Quilt," with 8 projects and 25 techniques, including inking, painting and embellishing.

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Quilt Visions 2010: No Boundaries
includes a piece made by myself and Kerby Smith, "Nail Heads II." This exhibit is at the Oceanside Museum of Art October 24, 2010-March 13, 2011.

New Student Gallery
Take a look at some beautiful student work from my classes posted in the Student Gallery page under my Teaching page. Most are in-progress classroom projects, with a few finished quilts shown as people have shared them with me. See the Digital Quilt Student Gallery here.

Student Gallery:

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