Not long thereafter, I discovered how to transform yardage with dyeing, painting, stamping and other Surface Design processes. Teaching followed closely behind as it was a pleasure to pass on what others had so generously shared with me. Integrating these methods has led me to my most recent work, in which the quilt surface is assembled in layers, with pieces of hand dyed and printed fabrics forming the base on which intricately cut silhouettes are overlaid. Combining principles of composition, design, and collage with Art Cloth and Quiltmaking is the best of both worlds.
Creating the illusion of three dimensions on a two dimensional surface is a continually captivating challenge. My goal as an artist is to create a compelling surface that invites the viewer to react, take a closer look and to strive to bring beauty or awareness into the world.
|Learning to sew way back when made a remarkable difference in my life. With this in mind, several years ago I began teaching sewing and crafts in different local settings. My friend and fellow quilter Lonna and I now work with a local middle school where Home Ec is taught, and we host an after school Sewing Club. Once a week for the better part of the school year, we stitch, talk, and listen with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who join us for some quality sewing time. Special thanks to
Art Cloth Network
Professional Art Quilters Alliance
North Suburban Needle Arts Guild
Surface Design Association
Illinois Quilters, Inc.
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