Sarah J. Pavlik is a contemporary quilt artist residing in Lewes, Delaware.

     "Like many art quilters, I began working as a traditional quilter, drawn to fabric as a part of my identity growing up in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.  As I became aware of quilts as “art” twenty years ago and began to study with Quilt Artist Nancy Crow, I became driven to create original compositions in fabric.  I began dyeing my own fabric, sometimes over-dyed three times over, to achieve rich colors like a painter does when creating their palette.  I am inspired by abstract composition; shapes, lines, color, movement, and creating visual interest. 

     I may start with a sketch or a motif or configuration but mostly work improvisationally.  Pieces are not cut all the same size or necessarily planned.  I cut lines, and shapes with a rotary cutter, which becomes an extension of my arm, and place them on my design wall not knowing ahead what the overall composition might be, working intuitively without rulers.  I stand back and react to the shapes, the lines…continually moving them around until the desired composition is achieved.   I then take those shapes and lines to the sewing machine to stitch them together.  Heavy linear quilting typically finalizes the piece.  My goal is to create a composition that evokes movement, tension, and a desire to continue to look at the work."

All artwork on this site is available for purchase unless otherwise noted. Please contact the artist for purchasing information. All images are copyrighted,  ©Sarah Pavlik and all rights reserved.