Barbara Barrick McKie
Email: mckieart@earthlink.net
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Biography

Barbara Barrick McKie was born in Evanston, IL. For the past 21 years she has resided in Lyme, CT in the solar home she designed and built. In 1998 she designed and built the joint studio that she shares with her sculptor husband, Jim. She has studied and explored many kinds of arts and crafts, and her home reflects her interest in photography, fiber art, stained glass, painting, and pottery. A professional quilt artist in the 1970's, she was also owner and designer of a bridal gown manufacturing company. More recently she served as an automation consultant specializing in personal computers and computer graphics, an interest she carries into her art quilts, which often feature computer fabrics featuring her photographic images. Her art quilts and wearable art have been juried into many national and international quilt and art quilt shows including Quilt National ’99 and Crafts National ’97 and the cover quilt for “Edge to Edge”, an art quilt juried show at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York, Aulwood Audubon Show, 2000 (Honorable Mention prize), Fiber Directions 2001, Materials Hard and Soft 2001, Remembering: Fiber Art Salutes the Past, 2001, and Fantastic Fibers 2001. She will be a featured artist at Thirteen Moons Gallery in November, 2001 and Bradiggins Gallery in December, 2001. She was a designer for the Fairfield Fashion Show for 1997/1998. Her beadwork has appeared in Ornament Magazine.

 

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