Gallery: Wall Hangings/Wall Quilts

Wishes for a New Year quilt

"Wishes for a New Year", 2014
Size: approximately 5 inches x 7 inches

Made for the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) 25th Anniversary Trunk Show. It is traveling in Australia through 2015. Quilt incorporates cotton fabric, cotton corduroy, dupioni silk, needlefelted appliques (made of wool and acrylic), embroidery, sequins and beads.
Holiday Wall Banner photo
"Holiday Banner", 2013,
Size: approximately 48 inches x 24 inches.

Made for the 2013 American Sewing Expo, "Push the Envelope Contest", sponsored by American and Efird.

Received an Honorable Mention for outstanding threadwork, and traveled with American and Efird Trade Shows from the Fall of 2013 through November 2014. Quilt has been featured on the Home page of the American Sewing Expo website and on their Facebook page. It incorporates cotton and dupioni silk, needlefelted wool and acrylic felt ornaments, sequins, beads, cotton and rayon threads, serger thread, buttons, and zippers. Techniques include machine and hand embroidery in various threads.

Patti's Log Cabin Garden quilt photo
"Patti's Log Cabin Garden", 2012Exhibited at the 2012 Wisconsin Quilt Expo in Madison, WI.
This quilt was specifically designed and made for my sister.  Made from cotton fabrics purchased with my sister in the 1990s (the red, white and blue fabrics). Other fabrics were incorporated from my stash. She had requested a log cabin quilt - I added appliqued flowers in her favorite colors to the block centers, since my sister is an excellent gardener. Quilt has cotton fabrics, wool batting & hot fused crystals. It is machine pieced, appliqued & quilted.

Patti's Log Cabin garden detail photo
"Patti's Log Cabin Garden", Detail.

Making Waves Wall Quilt photo
"Making Waves", 2009,
Size: 23 1/2 inches x 23 1/2 inches.

Created for the Helping Hands Challenge on The Quilt Show website. It has also been shown in several shows, see my Exhibitions page.

Quilt uses cotton fabric dyed by women in Mali, West Africa, as part of the Fabric for Life project, directed by Carol Schillios. The challenge requirement was to use 2 Fabric of Life fabrics (I chose a solid orange fabric, and a green print), other cotton fabrics in the quilt were from my fabric stash.
Machine pieced and appliqued.

Making Waves wall quilt detail photo
"Making Waves" Detail

Nesting 2 Wall Quilt photo
"Nesting 2", 2009,
Size: 35 1/2 inches x 35 1/2 inches.

Quilt is a variation of my "Nesting" quilt, using fabric from my stash, and a slightly different design and colorway. Machine pieced, appliqued, with hand beading. Quilt has been shown in several National Quilt Shows, see my Exhibitions page.

Nesting 2 Detail photo
"Nesting 2", Detail

Nesting wall quilt photo
"Nesting", 2008,
Size: 36 inches x 36 inches

Quilt was created for the Benartex, Piece, Love and Quilts juried challenge, and was a finalist in the challenge. Design is inspired by a drawing in my sketch book of nesting embryo (paisley) shapes, (the center design), which reminded me of the fabrics in the challenge. Quilt uses cotton fabrics, machine piecing and applique. It has been shown in a few National Quilt Shows, see my Exhibitions list.

Nesting Wall quilt detail photo
"Nesting" Detail.

Hoffman Challenge Quilts:

Hanami Breezes Wall quilt photo, entry in the 2011 Hoffman Challenge
"Hanami Breezes", 2011,
Size: 15 1/2 inches x 22 inches

2011 Hoffman Challenge Quilt entry, finalist, exhibited with the 2011 Hoffman Challenge Traveling Exhibition. Machine applique, quilting, and hand embroidery.

Water Lily Medallion wall quilt photo, entry in the 2009 Hoffman Challenge
"Water Lily Medallion", 2009,
Size: 36 1/2 inches x 36 1/2 inches.

2009 Hoffman Challenge entry, finalist, exhibited with the 2009 Hoffman Challenge Traveling Exhibition. Quilt was inspired by my photographs of water lilies taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the colors in the photographs reminded me of the fabrics in the challenge. Cotton fabrics, machine applique and piecing.

Copyright ©2014-2023 Denise A. Losczyk


  1. I love your work Denise! Especially "Water Lily Medallion."

    1. Thank you Jan! Hope you are doing well. Take care, Denise