Bio – CV

Denise L Roberts has been making quilts since 1989 and started to approach quilting as an art form in 2005.  She lives on a 38 acre farm in the mountains of West Virginia with her husband Rick.  Wanting to further her development, she has attended more than 47 workshops.  Studying with leaders in the fields of contemporary quilt-making, fabric dying, composition, color, design, machine-piecing, collage, shibori, screen printing, mark-making and surface design on fabric.  Denise hand dyes fabric for her stitched compositions during the summer months.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous art and textile exhibits in Europe and the United States.



Color Improvisations 2 North American Tour;

  The Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield OH, January 4 – March 29, 2020

  The Huntington Museum Of Art, Huntington, WV,  July 13  – October 13, 2019

  The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA< October 13, 2018 – January 20,2019

Quilt Visions 2018: Connections, Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles, San Diego, CA, October 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Responses To Gee’s Bends, McCabe Library Atrium, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, August 14 – October 28, 2018

Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints, Exhibits USA,  Touring September 2018 – August 2023 

2018 Form Not Function, Carnegie Center for Arts & History, New Albany, IN, May 25- July 21, 2018

Artist As Quiltmaker XVIII, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH, May 13 – July 29, 2018

Art Quilt Elements 2018, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, March 16 – April 28, 2018

Quilt National 2017, Quilts Japan Prize, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH, January 25 – April 14, 2018

OH +5 ’18: Ohio Border Biennial, The Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, OH, January 20 – March 17, 2018

Contemporary Art Quilts 2017, Whistler House Museum of Art ,  Lowell, MA August 5-Sept. 1, 2017

35th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts, Creative Artistry Award, The Lincoln Center Fort Collins, CO,  July 5 – August 26, 2017

Quilt National 2017, Quits Japan Prize, The Dairy Barn Arts Center,  Athens, Ohio, May 27- September 4, 2017, touring through 2018 

Color Improvisations 2  Invitational  Curated by Nancy Crow European Tour;

      March 11- August 28,  2016   Tuch+Technik Textile Museum  Neumünster, Germany

      September 14-18, 2016   St. Marie aux Mines, France

      April 2 – August 13, 2017  Textile Museum Max Berk   Heidelberg, Germany

      September 8 – 30, 2017   Hallen and Rhein     Schaffhausen, Switzerland

     October, 2017  Textilsammlung Max Werk/Kurpfalzisches Museum and Konstanz Council 

     Building in Konstanz, Germany

Craft Forms 2017, Wayne Art Center  Wayne, Pennslvania December 2, 2016 – January 28, 2017 

Material Pulses: 8 Viewpoints, Invitational Curated by Nancy Crow, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

      May 12 – July16, 2016

Form Not Function 2016, Carnegie Center For The Art and History,  New Albany, IN

Art Quilt Elements 2016, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Quilts = Art = Quilts 2016, SchweinfurthArt Center, Auburn, NY

Exhibition 280 2015, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Quilts = Art = Quilts 2015, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

Quilts = Art = Quilts 2014, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY 


The 14th Quilt Nihon International Exhibition 2017, Tokyo Japan


Art Quilts International Abstract & Geometric  Martha Sielman  Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2016

International Invitational of Contemporary Quilts  Curator: Nancy Crow, 2016

Art Quilt Elements 2016 Published by BookBaby

Quilt National 2017 The Best of Contemporary Quilts Published by The Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, Ohio


Professional Development Grant  WV Division of Culture and History WV Commission on the Arts 2016