Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TAFA TOUR: Linda Miller Designs

Rachel Biel, the founder and creative energy behind TAFA; The Textile and Fiber Art List has come up with another great idea. The "TAFA Tour" which is a day when members of TAFA share something about the member who's profile appears after theirs on the website. I was lucky enough to have Linda Miller be the profile next to mine. I am a huge fan of your work and you are about to see why!

Linda Miller Designs

Linda Miller is an artist with a love of cloth, color and movement. Creative expression has been a lifelong passion of Linda’s, she is inspired by natural forces and says, “For me there is beauty in the delicate balance between dynamic movement and meditative stillness. My challenge is to describe visually, through surface texture, fabric and color, the playful quality of these varied energies. I work intuitively, and thrive on the unpredictability of the art making process. That process nourishes my journey of discovery and appreciation of the world around me.”

Linda came to quilt making in the 90’s with a varied background in fine arts and textiles. After seeing a California exhibit of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) artists, Linda, was inspired by the possibilities of the quilt as an art form. Choosing to work in fiber was simple once she realized that drawing, painting and printmaking could be combined with the fabric.  Her work is held in private and public collections, and has been well received in exhibitions nationally. She also has an ongoing community work, The Bhavana Project, based on Tibetan prayer flags. The third set of flags is currently in progress and you can learn more at this linkBhavana Prayer Flag Project

Linda has some beautiful pieces that you can buy online in her Etsy Shop by clicking this link: 
This small abstract quilt is inspired by the flow of water through the landscape. This piece has a unique textural surface achieved by shrinking the working fabric, then overlaying with oil sticks, foil and stitching. Materials include cotton wool felt, hand couched silk sari yarn, machine appliqued, hand embroidered and machine quilted. It is 12" square (30.5cm). The colors are purple, turquoise, lavender, silver metallic, and black. It is hand embroidered in turquoise, maroon and purple. It is ready for hanging on your wall with a hanging sleeve on the back, and included dowel. It would also work well framed. Click here to view this quilt in Linda's shop
Wonderful delicate small fiber bowl with ruffled edges about 2" ( 5cm) high by 6" (16cm) overall top diameter. Inner bowl area diameter is about 3" (7.5cm). Has free form circular shape. Perfect for any small treasured collections or jewelry. Multicolored threads and yarns with main in peach, lavender, gold, on mid gray background with purple and lavender yarn squiggle motifs. Created using colorful threads, recycled lint, and yarn that is machine sewn together between soluble stabilizer. It is molded to shape and sprayed with acrylic sealer. The bowl is water resistant, but not waterproof - for decorative use only. It is light and has a paper like texture. Will sit flat. Click here to view this bowl in Linda's Etsy Shop
 Fluid Fissure 4   -  14" x 24.5" © 2012 Linda A. Miller 
Cotton- commercial & hand dye, paint, oil sticks, appliqué, machine quilted, hand embroidered

You can also follow Linda and keep abreast of her latest creations on her Facebook Page, Website and  Blog: 

Comfort Zone  - 21.5" x 27.5"
© 2008 Linda A. Miller 
Cotton, applique, pieced, 
threadpainted, machine quilted

Contentment - 15" x 26.5"
© 2011 Linda A. Miller 
Private Collection
Cotton pieced, acrylic paint, applique, thread painted, machine quilted

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a membership organization of fiber artists and textile businesses on the web. Visit us at

Lastly, here is a link to my TAFA profile. I hope you will take a moment to check it out: 


  1. Super nice post, Linda! This has been so fun and I'm really enjoying seeing how each participant in this TAFA Tour is talking about their neighbor on TAFA. I learned a little more about Linda Miller today and love it that you two have hit it off! My favorite piece from your selection is Contentment (the last one). For some reason, that one just pulls me in! Thanks for being a part of this! :)

  2. Thank you, Linda, for the wonderful words! Thanks to Rachel for thinking of this!