stitching fabric and paper makes me happy


Carrie Payne is a self-taught mixed media fiber artist and quilter. She combines fabric, thread, paper and found objects to create art quilts, fabric books, journals and other stitched creations.  Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Sew Somerset, Art Quilting Studio, American Quilter Magazine, and Somerset Holidays & Celebrations.

For her art quilts, Carrie adds raw edge appliqué girls (boys and animals) on often fraying backgrounds because life doesn’t consist of neat, pressed, hidden edges.  We all unravel at times and embracing imperfections instead of trying to fix them is much more fun.   Each girl (or boy) is created from several fabrics and embellished with thread, found objects and sometimes a dimensional dress that literally pops off the quilt.   Text print fabrics are used for ‘skin’ to depicts the stories, memories and wonder we each carry with us. Each of Carrie’s art quilt is an adventure of stitched joy.

In addition to making art, Carrie designs art quilt patterns and text print fabrics and teaches classes on showing the world your creativity with fabric and thread.  Carrie lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband and three cats.


You can see Carrie’s art at the following galleries or in her Etsy Shop

Girdwood Center for Visual Arts – Girdwood, Alaska

Dos Manos – Anchorage, Alaska


Contact Carrie via email (carrie[at]believemagic.com)