My art quilts are based on the photographs I take, so, I often refer to them as "Photo Quilts." When the imagery uses extended color range or other manipulations then the work enters into the realm of "Imaginary Realism."
The top fabric I print from my photographs on specially treated cotton poplin, silk or canvas.
The bats vary from cotton to a heavy weight interfacing depending on the type of quilt I am making. The backing is usually commercial cotton fabric but occasionally I will also print the back fabric. If I have printed both the top and back fabrics then I will show both sides of the quilt. The quilts are either whole cloth or eight-inch blocks that I tie with plastic zip ties or metal rings.
Currently, I am stitching them with one of my BERNINA sewing computers either a B770 QE or a Q20. Even though BERNINA calls their sophisticated sewing machines "computers," I am still moving the fabric by hand underneath the needle in what is known as free-motion quilting. Where you see dense layers of stitched thread, that is a technique known as "thread painting."