About the Artist


Brief Biography       
Hope Wilmarth created her first, original, fiber art quilt in 2009, responding to a juried gallery call. The experience led her into the world of fiber artists which continues to challenge, excite, educate and open new opportunities to explore surface design.

Hope’s professional background is that of a Registered Nurse during which time she enjoyed traditional quilting, calligraphy, knit, crochet, macrame among other media which she now draws on for her work in mixed media, contemporary and abstract art quilts.

Hope is a published fiber artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Her work is in private collections as well as in the permanent collection at Visions Contemporary Art Museum, San Diego, CA.

Hope Wilmarth
Spring, Texas
Website: hopewilmarth.com

Selected Exhibition History
Artist As Quiltmaker: 2018
AQS: Paducah: 2017
IQA: Dinner at Eight, 2018, 2017
Threads of Resistance: 2017
Texas Quilt Museum: Made in Texas, 2017
Spun: 2017
Visions Art Museum: 2019, 2018, 2016: President's Award in Break Out Exhibit for Urban Cathedral, Urban Cathedral purchased for permanent collection, Visions Art Museum
Road to California: 2016
Art Quilt Elements: 2018, 2016
Carnegie Center of Art, Form Not Function: 2016
IQA: A World of Beauty Judged Show, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
IQA: Special Juried Exhibits: Hands All Around, 2018, 2017, Tactile Architecture, 2016,
Butterfly Whirl and In Full Boom, 2019, 2015
Quilt National: 2019, 2015
Sacred Threads: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015
Schweinfurt Art Center: Quilts=Art=Quilts, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014
The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Sisters, OR, 20015, 20014, 2009
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: Juried Show 2009
The Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, TX , Juried Spring Fiber Show: 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011,2010
Texas Federation of Fiber Artists, Juried Shows: 2010: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 2012: Hill Country Arts Foundation
Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange: Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin, 2014, Butterfly Whirl traveling exhibition, 2014

Professional Organizations
Studio Art Quilt Associates
American Quilter’s Society
Quilt Visions Art Museum
International Quilt Association

SAQA Art Quilts Unfolding, 50 Years of Innovation, 2018
SAQA Modern Inspirations Art Quilts from the 1970’s Through Today, 2018
Cover Art for Break Out, Quilt Visions, 2016
Art Quilts International Abstract & Geometric, 2016
Quilt National, The Best of Contemporary Quilts, 2015
1000 Quilt Inspirations, Sandra Sider, 2015
Sacred Threads, 2015
Redirecting the Ordinary, 2014
Deux, 2013
Cover Art for Language Arts Journal, Vol.90, No.5. May 2013

Quilting Adventures, 2009: Libby Lehman, 2001: Jeanette DeNicolis Meyer
James Renwick Alliance Workshop, 2012: Michael James
Haystack Mountain School of Craft, 2012: Elizabeth Busch 2014: Andrew Saftel
Nancy Crow Barn Retreat, 2013: David Hornung, 2014: Claire Benn




Shimmering Aspen

Shimmering Aspen