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

YouTube Channel: Metaphysical Quilter

2019 – 2021

AQS Quilt Week Juried Participant, Daytona Beach FL, Branson MO, Paducah KY
“SustainABILITY” , SAQA Global Exhibition, Juror Tali Weinburg
“Light and Shadow”, Red Cliffs Gallery, St George, UT
Colors of the West, Red Cliffs Gallery, St George, UT
Fantasty, Imagination & Dreams, Kayenta Center for the Arts, Ivins UT, May 4-June 1
Escape from Reality, June 10 – July 28th, Red Cliff Gallery, St George UT

2021Fabric Portraits, Special Exhibition, Mancuso Spring Showcase (Virtual)
Art Quilts 2, California Heritage Museum, Jurors Tobi Smith, Michael Trotter, and Helen Harding 
Microscape, SAQA Global Exhibition, Houston, Juror Linden Gledhill
Set Sail, Brush Gallery, Lowell MA, juror Mary Walter
Together in Unity, International Quilt Festival Houston, Houston TX
Interest Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago IL, Juror Barbara Lee Smith
Houston International Quilt Festival, Judged Show
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, CA; Jurors Heather Urquhart, Kathy Piper

2020Road to California, Quilters Showcase, Ontario CA
“Aloft” SAQA Juried Art Exhibition, Juror Mary Edna Fraser
“Opposites Attract” SAQA Juried Art Exhibition, Juror Gail M. Brown
AQS Daytona Beach Florida (cancelled)
AQS Paducah Kentucky (cancelled)
AQS Lancaster Pennsylvania (cancelled)
“Backyard Escape” National Institutes of Health , Bethesda, MD
“Beyond the Mirror” SAQA Juried Art Exhibition, Juror Andra Stanton
“Form, Not Function” Carnegie Center Indiana, Jurors Amethyst Rey Beaver, Luanne Rimel, and Ben Venom
“Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the Midst of Chaos” IQA Houston  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 California, 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, Kentucky
Sacred Threads, Herndon Virginia
Sacred Threads Travelling Exhibition (36 selected artists), various locations
Twisted Nature of Things, Chamber Gallery, Las Vegas Nevada
Evolving Perceptions, Foothills Art Center, Golden Colorado: Juros Deborah Boschert
37th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts, Lincoln Center Ft. Collins CO, Juror Ann Johnston, Louisa Smith, Vicki Carlson and Ellen Martin
Houston International Quilt Festival, “World of Beauty” 
Excellence in Fibers V, Fiber Art Now’s Print Exhibition, Winter 2019/2020; Jurors Amy DiPlacido, Karen Hampton and Monica Moses


Quilting Arts, “Cut Up Quilts” Summer 2022
Podcast, Quilting Arts, 2022, Episode 26
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 Design Principles Hone Compositional Skills” SAQA Journal 2020 no. 3
“In the Spotlight” “Fine Finish”; Quilting Arts Feb/Mar 2020


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

Wall/Floor Works category Award Winner, Excellence in Fiber 2019, Fiber Arts Now Magazine

Jurors Choice, AQS Paducah , (First Entry)

National Teacher Award, Utah Quilt Guild, Teacher Nancy Prince

Honorable Mention, 35th New Legacies Exhibition

Kirtz/Van Nortwick Award Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII 2018

Honorable Mention, Quilt Alliance “Voices” 2017

Best of Show, National Small Works Competition, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery Mesquite , NV 2016

2nd Place, Quilt=Art=Quilt, Quilt=Art=Quilt, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY 2016

Jurors Choice, Quilt=Art=Quilt, Quilt=Art=Quilt, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY 2018

Group Exhibitions

Art at the End, Art Provides Gallery, St George Utah

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 Denver Art Museum, Denver CO

Best of FRCQ, Merchandise Mart, Denver CO

Curtains Up, Firehouse Gallery, Longmont CO

Jefferson County Art Educators James J. Richy Gallery Lakewood CO

Arvada Center for the Art, Art Educator Exhibit, 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, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO

Graduated with major achievement in Visual Arts 2001