About Martha Ressler

In my art quilts I use drawings, postage stamps, and found objects, along with fabrics and hand embroidery. They are reborn in a stitched story about human imprints on the earth, evidence of new and old secrets to be discovered or imagined.

An object discarded might merge with pages of timeworn books or sheet music, or swatches of rescued embroidery, unfinished quilt tops, or linens.

I am a member of Cloth in Common, an international group of art quilters, and a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates. I was a painter before turning to art quilts.



  1. I’m enjoying your blog, Martha! Wonderful start.


  2. gonerustic says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog – love what you do, especially the way you use found objects, and are inspired by where you live … =D

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  3. Janet Hosokawa says:

    I do not “do” blogs but I wandered into yours and I am enjoying the journey. Janet in Camarillo.

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  4. Hello Martha. I just learned that we will exhibit together in a small-group show at some things looming. I looked you up and said, “I know her!” I think I met you in Pittsburgh last year. I look forward to exhibiting together.

    Marie Bergstedt

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  5. Janet Hosokawa says:

    I am struck by the warmth and I like looking at Uncanned Heat.

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  6. Wow! I love your blog! It has introduced me to a whole new area of artistic practice that I knew nothing about. I am astounded at the beauty and diversity of the works you write about in your blog. The richness and personality in all of them shines through and I have to say that I wish more painters had the colour sense and design daring of quilters! Thank you so much for your labour of love.

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  7. Linda mckenzie says:

    Hi Martha. Love your work. I noticed that their was a book that was used in the class you taught on Elena stokes method. Where can I get the book. Thanks linda


  8. I’m not totally sure which book you mean. I brought several to that class. It might have been one of the catalogs from Quilt National. You can get them through their website.


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