I enjoy working with fiber and use it as a way to introduce myself to people. I make art quilts from cotton fabrics that I dye myself, use bonded applique and free motion quilt extensively on the surface. I enjoy lecturing and teaching in order to share the techniques I'm using and to encourage others to find their voice through fiber.

 BS 1980 Engineering (Construction), Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


2017 Second Place-Applique, Small: (Art Deco Sun), Shipshewana Quilt Festival, Shipshewana, IN
2016 Best Wall Quilt: (Kenophobia), American Quilter's Society, Daytona Beach, FL
2016 Honorable Mention  Large Quilts – Longarm Machine Quilted: (Kenophobia), American Quilter's Society, Grand Rapids, MI
2016 Third Place Large Quilts – Longarm Machine Quilted: (Kenophobia), American Quilter's Society, Chattenooga, TN
2015 Third Place,Art Abstract Large: (Kenophobia), International Quilt Association, Houston, TX
2015 Third Place Small Wall Quilts: Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted, (Flowers and Gears), American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY 
2014 Second Place,Art Abstract Large: (Happy), International Quilt Association, Houston, TX 
2014 Honorable Mention, Art Abstract Small:(Spiral Flower Fantasy), International Quilt Association, Houston, TX 
2014 Second Place Small Wall Quilts: Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted, (Delightful Spirals), American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY 
2009 Second Place, Art-Abstract, Large (iCandy 3.0), International Quilt Association, Houston,TX
2008 Best Use of Color, Innovative, (Nine Patch) Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver,CO
2008 Third Place, Custom Heirloom/Show Wall Quilts, (One Last Orange) Machine Quilters Exposition
2006 Second Place, Innovative, (Fantasy Flowers) Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver CO
2006 Second Place, Art-Abstract Large, (Fantasy Flowers) International Quilt Association, Houston,TX
2005 Best Use of Color, Innovative, (Gears To You) Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival
2004 Rookie Of The Year Award,(One Last Orange) Machine Quilters Showcase
2001 Best Machine Workmanship, (Half Past Midnight) Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, 
2000 First Place, Large Art Quilt (Tea & Empathy), International Quilt Association, Houston Texas.
2000 Third Place Merit Quilting, Machine (Half Past Midnight), International Quilt Association, Houston,TX
2000 Best Use of Color, Innovative (Queen of Cups), Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA
2000 Second Place Large Innovative (Queen Of Cups),Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA
2000 State of Illinois Representative Quilt, (Queen of Cups) American Quilter's Society, Nashville,TN
2000 Honorable Mention, Innovative, (Queen Of Cups), Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 
1999 Honorable Mention, Large Art Quilts, (Vessels V: Blown Glass) International Quilt Association, Houston,TX
1998 Third Place Pictorial, (Vessels V: Blown Glass) American Quilter's Society, Paducah,KY
1998 Fourth Place Innovative, (Vessels V: Blown Glass) Quilts At The Crossroads, Flint,MI
1999 Best Use of Color, Innovative,(Vessels V: Blown Glass), Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 
1992 Second place Pieced Quilts, Hoffman Challenge

2016 American Quilter Magazine, Cover, May issue
2015 Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Cover, October/November issue (It's About Time)
2002-2015 Column in Quilting Arts Magazine, The Goddess of the Last Minute, every issue.

2012 Cover of The QuiltLife Magazine, August 2012 issue.
2011 Cover of IQA Calendar of Winning Quilts
2009 Goddess Of The Last Minute, Book, published by Voyageur Press. 
2009 Article and Cover of American Quilter Magazine, September Issue
2005 Free Expression: The Art and Confessions of a Contemporary Quilter. Book, published by Quilting Arts Magazine
2004 Quilting Arts Calendar, pattern for Guitar Quartet 
2004 Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting, January 2004, Article
2002 Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue 11 and 12, Articles on Free Motion Quilting
2002 Cover, Quilting Arts Magazine, Fall (Still Life With Strawberries)
2002 Cover Popular Patchwork (British), August (Tea and Empathy)
2003 Quilts For Kids, published by Country and Craft Magazine, Australia, quilt and pattern.
2002 Great American Quilts, (Tea and Empathy, Half Past Midnight)
2001 Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, November (Queen of Cups)
2001 British Patchwork and Quilting January issue (Tea and Empathy)
1999 Article in American Quilter Magazine, Winter issue
1999 Quilt in FiberArt Six by Lark Books, (Borrowed Time)
1999 Quilt in the book: Easy Applique by the Rodale Press, (PlaidTeapots)

Special Exhibitions:
2014 Quiltfest Destination Savannah, Savannah, GA Special Exhibition of 12 quilts.
2014 International Quilt Festival Chicago, Chicago School of Fusing. (two quilts) 
2009 World Quilt Show Florida, West Palm Beach, FL Special Exhibition of 25 quilts.
2007 Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, CO Special Exhibition of 25 quilts.
2005 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, VA Special Exhibition of 25 quilts.
2003 Walker Gallery, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, Five quilts.
2003 Consuming Passion: Edible by Design, an exhibition featuring 20 artists Ohio Wesleyan University's Richard M. Ross Art Museum, Four quilts
2003 Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau Wisconsin, November and December, five quilts.
2002 Quilt America, Indianapolis, Indiana, Featured Artist (29 quilts).
2002 Masterpieces: A Voyage of Self Discovery, Huskvarna Viking (Sock
It To Me), Houston TX and traveling worldwide.
2002 Philadelphia Quilting and Embroidery Showcase, Featured Artist, sixteen quilts.

Selected Juried Exhibitions:
Quilt National 2001
International Quilting Association, World Of Beauty, Houston, Texas 1995,1997,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2008,2009,2014,2015,2016,2017
American Quilter's Society, Paducah Kentucky 1994,1995,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008, 2009,2010,2011,2014,2015, 2016,2017
American Quilter's Society, Daytona Beach, FL 2016
American Quilter's Society, Lancaster, PA 2015,2016
American Quilter's Society, Nashville, Tennessee,2000 
American Quilter's Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2014,2016,2017 
American Quilter's Society, Des Moines Iowa, 2011,2017
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival,Williamsburg,Virginia,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004, 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009, 2010,2013,2014,2015
World Quilt and Textiles, various locations, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008,2010
Pacific International Quilt Festival, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2008,2010,2011,2014,2015
Denver National Quilt Festival 2006,2008,2009
Machine Quilters Exposition, 2008,2009
Quilt America, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1993,1996, 1998,2001
Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1997,1999 (contest and also To The Nines Invitational),2000,2001,2002
Fantastic Fibers 1999, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky
Quilts At The Crossroads, Flint, Michigan 1998,1999
Material Images 2001, Southern Illinois Arts Gallery, Rend Lake, IL & University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois
Illinois Crossroads: Quilts 1998, Southern Illinois Arts Gallery, Rend Lake, IL &University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois
Beyond Women's Work, The Quilt As Art, University of Illinois,
Springfield, Illinois, 1997
Recent Works, College Of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, 1996
Professional Art Quilters Alliance, College of DuPage, Wheaton, Illinois 1996
Hoffman Challenge National Traveling Exhibition, 1992

Robbi Joy Eklow has an Engineering degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. In college she married her husband Brian, they have two children. Robbi lectures and teaches internationally, and has shown quilts and won ribbons in major quilt shows across the United States. She wrote a bi-monthly column "Goddess of the Last Minute" for Quilting Arts Magazine. She has designed quilts and written articles for many quilting publications and written two books about quilting.