I work mainly in fabrics and textiles using multimedia.My fiber art work may be inspired by the subject, a person, the use, found objects or form.

Fabrics, papers, lino block prints, nature prints and all manner of embellishments are my materials. Sewing machines, cameras, printers, paints, and threads are my tools. My fabrics comes from many sources: old coffee and flour sacks, primed canvas, hand woven, dyed cloth, custom printed/created cloth, and commercially produced fabric. My art quilts and objects emerge from many creative crevices and muses. Sometimes it is a word or phrase. Other times it is the purpose that determines how the art piece will develop.

 I make custom pieces for shows, special gifts for weddings, birthdays, celebrations, babies, etc. My desire is to bring both delight and beauty to form and function with thoughtful, customized art. 

What is fiber art? Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn and embellishments. It focuses on the materials and on the manual labor on the part of the artist as part of the works' significance, and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility. Art Quilts are for beauty and usually not for practical use. 

Karen-Eve uses multi media and a variety of fabrics & embellishments 

Karen-Eve Bayne


Press Release Info

Calla bration! Detail of stamen  25.5"w x 26.5" h SOLD- London
Copper Bird detail from wall hanging and table runner and "I Carry Your Heart" SOLD (special orders available)
Detail Lotus Pod print on paper and cloth. SOLD
Detail of cattail cellular fabric and 3D catttails on exhibition at The Dairy Barn 2021
Exhibitions and Commissions:

2021- Jan 22- March 13The Dariy Barn,
Athens OH,  "Women of Appalachia" Fine Art Show - 2 pieces

2020-" Bring Us Your Best" juried art show (virtual) Hendersonville NC, Arts Council - Earth: Hanging by a Thread

2019 -June 30 @ Grove Park Inn, Signature Event Art Auction for Eliada

May 17-18 Garden Of Quilts Show WNCQ Guild- First Place, Honorable Mentions, Judges Choice!

Jan 12- April 14, 2019
-NC Arboretum Education Center "Cross Pollination" A four-woman show in Fiber, Photographs, & Clay

2018- Bring Us Your Best Juried Show- Ribbon winner in 2-d for 'Balancing Act';
Artscape Banner in downtown street show with 'Umbrella Magnolia'

2017-Asheville Airport Art Gallery March 15-June 15; Bring Us Your Best Juried Show- Ribbon winner in 2-d  'Umbrella Magnolia'

2016-Sacred Art Show- Grace Lutheran, Hendersonville, NC. -From June 19 (permanent collection)
-Brown Dog Studios, Flat Rock, NC- Sept 18-25
-Bring Us Your Best - Arts Council, Flat Rock, NC

Previous exhitbitions
NC Arboretum Show ‘Nature in Stitches’- Asheville NC Fall 2013- (Most Original Work)
Grace Lutheran Church Centenary Show- Hendersonville NC- Spring- Summer 2014 
Bring Us Your Best’- Henderson CouArt nty NC Arts Council Juried Show – August 2014 (Honorable Mention for Lotus Study) & 2015 (Honorable Mention for Cattails:Inside Outside), 2016
WFBMU Show -Winston Salem N.C Oct- Dec 2014 (Wake Forest Hospital) 
Davidson Community College, “Views & Perspectives” Lexington. NC Spring 2015

Commissions and Private Collections
'Blue Gingko' -  Alexandria VA
‘The Red Gingko’-Bethesda, MD
 'Friends" -Nursery Quilt Silverspring, MD
‘Luzis’ Birds’- Sargans, Switzerland
 'Forest Friends'- Columbia, SC
'Petals'- Heide, Germany
'Gingkos in Blue", Alexandria, VA
'Lotus Blossom'- Hamburg, Germany
'Calla-bration'- Londong, UK
'Spring:Analemma' - Ontario, Canada

Analemma Sun Series- 12"x12" stretched canvas. Autumn, Winter @ $125
Summer & Spring SOLD - can be ordered)
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The Luzi Bird- Switzerland

From a recent buyer in Canada..

Hi Karen-Eve,
How lovely to find your email in my in box today.
 I do love your piece, as I am particularly drawn to nature themes. When I zoomed into the picture, I also appreciated the variety of your stitching, the beads, the nest,etc.  Its even better in person! 

 The other seasons which you have captured, and are displayed on your website, are beautiful too.

  Your piece is hangng my studio  in Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada and I love looking at it every day-- it makes me so happy!