Barbara Triscari

Barbara Triscari

The inspiration for my art often comes from my travels as I have moved 13 times: residing in 9 states including picturesque Alaska, lived for three years in Italy, and traveled to several foreign countries.  Throughout my travels I have taken hundreds of thousands of photographs and experienced many different cultures.  My photography has been incorporated in most of my textile art up until my father’s death when I found I couldn’t work in my usual way.  I did an abstract piece exploring

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About My Work:

The softness, possibilities of manipulation, and surface design potential of fiber intrigues me and challenges me to look at traditional forms of fiber art and stretch those traditions to see what possibilities lay beyond.   The incorporation of digital and unorthodox methods and media keep me questioning how else I can share my experienced moments and visions.  I explore the use of leather and rusting in some of my pieces.  I utilize repurposed leather for digital prints, applique, and piecing.  Controlling rust, rather than serendipitously accepting what a rusty object can imprint on fabric, is an ongoing exploration.  I was looking for a way to produce a more photographic, precise application of rust and have had success reproducing my photographs in rust as well as rust drawing.

Upcoming Events:

Barbara exhibits throughout the year with INfiber, a central Indiana fiber arts collective, Flava Fresh, and Studio Art Quilt Associates as well as on her own throughout the midwest.  Her pieces can also be found nationally in quilt exhibitions.


As a self-taught artist, I continually study art and design, as well as textile techniques. I have been a studio artist,  publishing pieces, and exhibiting since 2010.


Studio Art Quilt Associates


Flava Fresh

Quilter’s Hall of Fame

International Quilt Association

American Quilters

Indianapolis Quilters Guild

Modern Quilt Guild

Indianapolis Quilt Guild

Indy Fiber Artists



Notable Exhibitions:

Solo exhibit Indiana University East Tom Thomas Gallery

1st Place Whitewater Valley Art Competition

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Quilters Hall of Fame

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Science

Indianapolis Arts Garden



‘The View from Here’ Reader Challenge, Quilting Arts Magazine Jun/July 2018, The Cardinal

1000 Quilt Inspirations:  Colorful and Creative Designs for Traditional, Modern, and Art Quilts, Sandra Sider, 2015, Solar Flare

“Controlled Rusting; Create photo-realistic rusted images,” Quilting Arts Magazine Oct/Nov 2013, Barbara Triscari

‘Passages’ Reader Challenge, Quilting Arts Magazine Oct/Nov 2013, Pisa Passages

‘It’s Your Turn,’ Quilting Arts Magazine Aug/Sept 2013, Barbara Triscari

‘What’s in Your Heart’ Reader Challenge, Quilting Arts Magazine Feb/Mar 2013

‘What’s Your Signature Color?’ Reader Challenge, Quilting Arts Magazine, Oct/Nov 2012, L’Antica Chiesa

Beguiling Baubles, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, Sept/Oct 2009





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