Wyoming Arts Council


Marta Amundson is wildlife advocate and internationally recognized art quilter. Known as the “Quilting Cowgirl”, she teaches innovative machine quilting techniques around the globe. She is expert at helping students use computers and digital cameras to enhance their design process.

Marta’s 128 page book, “Quilted Animals: Continuous Line Patterns” was published by American Quilter’s Society in 2002. She was twice chosen to receive the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship and won the grand prize in the 2001 American Folk Art Museum International Competition, NYNY. Her work was chosen in 2004 for “Fiberarts Design Book 7.” She also won first place in the Crafting for a Better Planet Competition displayed at the International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska. Six of her art quilts are included in the 2010 book ; “1000 Artisan Textiles”. Two of her quilts are in the permanent collection of The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden CO. Last year, her work was accepted in the Dairy Center’s show; A Taste of Art.

In addition to her passion for fly fishing, Marta is an avid skier. She also likes to kayak, bike, sail, and do woodworking. She lives on a ranch in Wyoming with her husband Larry, a Picardy Shepherd named Zoe, and cows with no names.