‘development’ (detail)

leah evans is a textile artist based in madison, wisconsin. she makes quilts that are far from traditional. each piece features a map which is hand-sewn in fine detail forming an almost abstract pattern. evans uses appliqué, reverse appliqué, piecing, natural and synthetic dyeing, needle-felting, hand printing and a variety of embroidery to make each piece. she takes the imagery from maps, aerial photography and satellite images. however she doesn’t simply translate maps onto here quilts, instead she creates imaginary lands uses elements from different maps.

map quilts by leah evans ‘development’ (detail)

map quilts by leah evans ‘development’

map quilts by leah evans ‘tank farm’

map quilts by leah evans ‘braided river’

map quilts by leah evans ‘tundra’

map quilts by leah evans ‘estuary’

map quilts by leah evans ‘alluvial fields’