Photo Memory Quilts: Lesley Riley Spotify

Re-imagine Your Art | Quilting Arts Podcast: Episode 26

Textile Talks : Conversations with Artist from Microscape

Lightning Talks: Lessons from An Art Teacher

Beyond the Mirror: Meet the Artist Margaret Abramshe

Quilt Stories: Fascinating Portrait Quilts with Margaret Abramshe

Evolving Perceptions: Quilters Roundtable at the Brigham City Museum

Go Tell it At the Quilt Show: Interview with Margaret Abramshe

1st Place, “Mysteries of Nature”, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, Mesquite, NV
2nd Place, Textile Mixed Media; “Dreamscapes” Red Cliffs Gallery, St George UT

2nd Place, Painting, “Splash of Color” Red Cliffs Gallery, St. George UT

3rd Place, “Capturing The Light, Red Cliffs Gallery, St George, UT

Honorable Mention, “Fallscapes”, Red Cliffs Gallery, St. George UT

2nd Place, Colors of the West, Red Cliffs Gallery, St. George, UT

Best of Show, “Setting Sail Exhibition”, Painted Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA

Wall/Floor Works Award, Excellence in Fiber, (2019), Fiber Arts Now Magazine

Jurors Choice, American Quilters Society,Paducah ,KY

National Teachers’ Award, Utah Quilt Guild, Juror Nancy Prince

Honorable Mention, 35th New Legacies Exhibition, Ft Collins, CO

Kirtz/Van Nortwick Award, Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII 2

Honorable Mention, Quilt Alliance “Voices”

Best of Show, National Small Works Competition, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery

2nd Place, Quilt=Art=Quilt, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

Jurors Choice, Quilt=Art=Quilt, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

Photo Memory Quilts, CT Publishing 2023
Quilting Arts Magazine, “Cut Up Quilts” Summer 2022
Patchwork Professional, “Margaret Abramshe: Artist Interview” January 2022
Quilting Arts Magazine, “Using your Device as a Design Tool”, September 2021
Art Quilt Quarterly, “Portfolio: Gaze”, Issue 24

Digital Cloth,  “Margaret Abramshe :Portrait Art”, Issue 9
Featured Article, Design Principles Hone Compositional Skills”, SAQA Journal, 2020 no. 3
“In the Spotlight and Fine Finish”; Quilting Arts Magazine, Feb/Mar 2020


“Mysteries of Nature” Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, Mesquite NV
“Women Artists of the Desert” Glen Blakely Gallery, St George, UT
“Way of Water”, Art Provides Gallery, St George UT
“Dreamscapes”, Red Cliff’ Gallery, St. George, UT
“Splash of Color”, Red Cliff Gallery, St George UT
‘”Diversity Lives Here”, Glen Blakley Gallery, St George UT
“Street Art”, SAQA Global Online Gallery, Juror Elisabeth Nacenta- de la Croix, Isabelle Wiessler
“Reflections on Spirituality”, SAQA Global Online Gallery, Diana Fox, Alison Schwabe
“Body Language”, SAQA Global Online Gallery, Fuzzy Mall
“Diversity Lives Here”, Titled Kiln, St George Utah
“Splash of Color”, Red Cliff Gallery, St George Utah
“Capturing the Light”, Red Cliff Gallery, St George Utah
“Nature in Abstraction”, Kayenta Center for the Arts, Ivins Utah

“Women Out West”, Sears Gallery, Utah Tech University, St George, UT
“Reflections on Spirituality”, SAQA Virtual Gallery, Global Exhibition
“Fallscapes”, Red Cliffs Gallery, St George, UT
“Day of the Dead”, St George Art Museum, UT
“AAUW Utah Women Artists Exhibition”, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, UT
“Escape from Reality”, Red Cliffs Gallery, St George, UT
AQS Quilt Week Juried Participant, Daytona Beach FL, Branson MO, Paducah ,KY
“SustainABILITY” , SAQA Global Exhibition, Juror Tali Weinberg
“Light and Shadow”, Red Cliffs Gallery, St George, UT
“Colors of the West”, Red Cliffs Gallery, St George, UT
“Fantasy, Imagination & Dreams”, Kayenta Center for the Arts, Ivins, UT
“Escape from Reality”, Red Cliff Gallery, St George, UT

“Fabric Portraits’, Special Exhibition, Mancuso Spring Showcase
“Art Quilts 2”, California Heritage Museum, Jurors Tobi Smith, Helen Harding, Santa Monica, CA 
Microscape, SAQA Global Exhibition, Houston, Juror Linden Gledhill
“Set Sail”‘ Brush Gallery, Lowell MA, juror Mary Walter
“Together in Unity”, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX
“Interest Chicago”, Navy Pier, Chicago IL, Juror Barbara Lee Smith
“World of Beauty”, Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston TX
“Quilt=Art=Quilt”, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY; Jurors Jane Dunnewold, Karen Schulz
“From The Earth: Fiber And Ceramics”, Kayenta Center for the Arts, Ivins UT
“In All Their Glory”, Poway Center for the Arts, Poway, CA; Jurors Heather Urquhart, Kathy Piper

Road to California Quilters Showcase, Ontario, CA
“Aloft”, SAQA Global Art Exhibition, Juror Mary Edna Fraser
“Opposites Attract” SAQA Global Exhibition, Juror Gail M. Brown
“Backyard Escape” National Institutes of Health , Bethesda, MD
“Beyond the Mirror” SAQA Global Exhibition, Juror Andra Stanton
“Form, Not Function”, Carnegie Center, IN, Jurors Amethyst Rey Beaver, Luanne Rimel, and Ben Venom
“Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the Midst of Chaos” IQA Houston, TX,  Juror Dr. Sandra Sider
“Quilts=Art=Quilts”, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, Jurors Valerie Goodwin and Mary Lou Alexander 
“Here and Now/Now and Then”, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA, Juror Sandra Sider

Road to California Quilters Showcase, Ontario, CA 
“Forced to Flee”, SAQA Global Exhibition, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Juror Dr. Susan Beryl Marks
“Rhapsody”, Visions Art Museum, San Diego CA; Jurors Jette Clover, ​Gloria Loughman and Mary Pal
AQS Quilt Week,  Spring Paducah, KY
“Sacred Threads”, Herndon Virginia
“Sacred Threads Travelling Exhibition” (36 selected artists), various locations
“Twisted Nature of Things”, Chamber Gallery, Las Vegas’ NV
“Evolving Perceptions”, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, Juror Deborah Boschert
“37th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts”, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO, Juror Ann Johnston, Louisa Smith, Vicki Carlson
Houston International Quilt Festival, “World of Beauty” 
“Excellence in Fibers V,” Fiber Art Now’s Print Exhibition, Jurors Amy DiPlacido, Karen Hampton and Monica Moses

Group Exhibitions
Fiber, Photo, & Paint, Red Cliff Gallery, St George UT

“Art at the End”, Art Provides Gallery, St George, UT

“Kimono Kakushin”, James J. Richey Gallery, Lakewood CO

“Kimono Kakushin”, Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette CO

“Art Educators Exhibit”‘ James J. Richey Gallery Lakewood CO

“FRCQ Portfolio Digital Gallery”, Denver CO

“Boundless Fiber Art”, Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette CO

“Community Quilt Project”, Denver Art Museum, Denver CO

“Best of FRCQ”, Merchandise Mart, Denver CO

“Curtains Up”, Firehouse Gallery, Longmont CO

“Jefferson County Art Educators Exhibit, James J. Richy Gallery, Lakewood CO

“Art Educator Exhibit”, Arvada Center for the Art, Arvada, CO, Juror Collin Parsons

“Boundless Finer Artists”, Quilters Studio, Longmont, CO

“Colorado Art Educators Juried Exhibit”, Edge Gallery, Denver CO

“Boundless Fiber Artists”, Louisville Library, Louisville CO


Art Educator, Jefferson County Public Schools (retired)

1992 – 2014

  • Taught in a public education setting. Certified to teach grades K-12. Taught a survey of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry and digital arts. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder CO  1977 – 1981

Bachelor or Arts, Art Education, Florida International University, Miami, FL 

  • Graduated 1991 with honors

Master’s Degree, Fine Art, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO