Self Portrait 13 x 13



     My love of color began at an early age when my most coveted possession as a child was my box of 64 Crayola crayons. Early on I learned to sew in 4H and went on to make doll clothes and then clothes for myself. This led me to pursue a degree in fashion design in college but job market practicality overcame my passion for working with textiles and color and I became a special education teacher. After a long and rewarding career, I, now in retirement, am pursuing my first love of working with color.


      About twenty years ago I was invited to a quilting retreat where I discovered the “Yellow Brick Road” pattern. I soon found myself collecting colorful fat quarters to make this pattern. Many quilts later I did go on to learn traditional quilting via Block of the Month projects at a local quilt store. But I found I needed to express my creativity in new ways and with smaller projects and I discovered the art quilt. Three years ago, I joined the 3150 Studio Artists and yeah, I have a new crayon box but with lots more colors. Art quilts allow me to use my skills as a painter, a beader, a fabric dyer, stamper, and photographer to express myself.


The following four art quilts were created for our traveling show "Women Inspiring Women" 2015. I was inspired by Yayoi Kusama, an artist who works solely in polka dots, and Faith Ringgold.

Yayoi's Garden 22 x 34
Cows on the Concourse 12 x 12
Blue Moon on Squaw Bay 12 x 12
Inspired by Faith Ringgold. Quilting Dames from Madison County 24 x 18
Zebu 14 x 14 (Challenge at Madison Senior Center Show to use an old Scrabble board.)
Yield 12 x 12
Hearts of Gold II 12 x 12
Sally at the Seashore 8 x10 close up
Pinkie the Flamingo 29 x47
Pinkie the Flamingo close-up


United We Stand 23 x 23
United We Stand close-up
Life's Spirals 17 x 24
Fence Posts 9.5 X 9.5
Postcard from the Edge 30 x 30
Wild Horses 12 x 12
Waves of Autumn 11 X 14
Hippo and Friends 18 x 23
Come Sail with Me 16 x 18



Day's End 12 x 12
Day's End close-up
Painted without use of brushes.
Eve's Apple 8 x 8


Thanks for visiting my art page. Any additional information on these art quilts and paintings can be obtained by contacting me via      Please leave me a message below.


Colorful regards,

Barb Lulack


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Sarah | Reply 20.01.2015 13.16

Barb, I came straight back to work from dropping off your lunch today and looked up the website. Love everything! Can't wait to see it in person!

Helen Flores | Reply 27.12.2014 22.52

Wonderful work. Not sure which is my current favorite, but "United we stand" is a powerful statement . Thanks.

Connie | Reply 07.04.2014 19.30


I am totally blown away. Love Solidarity

Teri | Reply 07.04.2014 17.27

BARB!! Above and beyond what I imagined!! You are so talented!! Love your work!!

CT | Reply 15.02.2014 23.46

I love your photo of the old truck. It really inspires me!

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15.06 | 16:24

Your quilts are amazing! I recently attended a 1969 Morgan women's class reunion. If you'd like a class picture and update please send me your email.

28.01 | 16:11

Beautiful work. Let me know when you next show.

06.12 | 19:50

Mary, Art Mask ROCKS at MPL. Bravo, so interesting, Hope your group hangs a show at Cap Lakes in '17. Great space. Love your fiber art, so happy, it is magical!

22.11 | 14:02

Many thanks again. Your vibrant art looks awesome, hanging adjacent to "Dangly Things." The Path Ahead is a happy piece to own/admire. Gratitude & best Wishes

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