My aim is to incorporate my life long experience as a healer into this medium – thus I refer to my works as Conscious Quilts.  I use the processes of sewing, piecing, quilting and embellishment (with thread, beads and/or paint) as a meditation.  My development as an artist is now mirroring my spiritual path.

About Me

Color and texture are what inspired me to start expressing myself with fiber. Since I began working with fabric in 2008, my process has been evolving and changing. I have learned that I love to deconstruct what I see in the world into its simplest expressions of light and dark geometric shapes. From here, it gives me great pleasure to reintegrate these forms back together in abstract patterns. Learn more about my work on My Bio page.



Sewing Blind

July 4 -2018 Independence Day I have not written in forever – well I have written but not published it – I was going through a funk.  In my last entry I was writing about my sewing block (as in creative block as opposed to quilt block) that lasted months(!).. and  happy to say that …


This piece, “Nonlinear Dreamtime”, I created for the SAQA show “From Dusk to Dawn”.  I will have to wait until March to find out if it will be juried in… I am keeping my fingers crossed.  Regardless of acceptance I am very happy with this piece that is a visual representation of the kaleidoscopic movement …


It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I am grateful for family, friends, my art/passion, well being, and all that I have. I am a very lucky person indeed. Where am I with my art?  Well- my “Heatwave NYC” quilt got rejected for the High Fiber Diet show.  So I re-entered it in the 2017 Excellence in Fibers …


Email me: toni.f.smith@gmail.com