Fiber Art    Leslie Gabriëlse

Leslie Gabriëlse










" Portuguese grapevine ”

44” x 64”   2023.   fabric - acrylic paint






Mia van Arnhem


Mia van Arnhem

Collage fabric , pre printed paper and acrylic paint on canvas.

H. 48" x W. 32"  2022 Jan.

Mia van Arnhem portret


Mia van Arnhem






From my 2nd floor window I have a view of a great park with grass lawns, perfect for a picnic as depicted here.

As I glanced out the window I noticed this scene, took a photo and made a sketch.

The boy with a 4 on his T-shirt was a nice focal point, hence the title.

This is also the 4th art quilt with picnic as it's subject in my career.




Sketch without changes.

H 7" x W 9"



" Picnic 4 "

total with changes

H 75" x W 110"   2019   fabric - acrylic paint

Winner of the " Van Ommeren - De Voogt Price 2020 "


Art Quilt Unfolding ( 50 years of innovation ) ISBN 978-0-7643-5626-1

Schiffer books / SAQA publisher

Pages 32-33, 42, 347.



" STAR "

W 49" x H 49"




" Motor with sidecar "

W 70" x H 102"




" Girl combing her hair "

W 70" x H 96"





Floris & Madeleine Kroes

W 43 " x H 33.5 "
 Acrylic paint/colored pencil Sept. 2018





Ocean life 2016
Shown here is the sketch with a grid overlay: to enlarge the image.


  • The base consists of gauze with batting on it.
  • Top gauze layer is the enlarged design using the grid (fig.: 1)
    the image is drawn using pencil and colored marker.
  • While top layer is lifted, fabrics are put in place.

With gauze partly lifted I can work on details to refine the design,
the shell pictured here.
Usually this involves hand-stitching and acrylic paint.
Now think about comparing the size of the original sketch to the actual size of the work. (H 48 " x W 96 ")


Refining the work by adjusting fabric to create the spiky points of the shell.

Oct. 2015



Januari 2016



Stenciling dots on the red fish.  Feb. 2016



Ocean life March 2016


View the creation of Ocean life

Recently published:
Masters-Art Quilts Vol. 2
Lark Crafts ; ISBN 978-1-60059-599-8
Curator : Martha Sielman

included are the following pieces:

On Holiday 1979

Mariette Fetter  1995

You and Me III  2006


Artists II  1982



Together in a Boat  1983


Dance Break  1983


Swimming  1999

Collection of International Quilt Museum, Lincoln Nebraska.



Magician II  1982


Woman with two gents  2001
Collection of San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum.

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Last modified: Jan 24 2023