Featured Artist - June 2015  Maggie Vanderweit

Maggie Vanderweit  - Fergus, Ontario (Canada)
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Maggie Vanderweit’s work is displayed and sold in galleries, shops and textile museums, and in international textile art shows, like Houston, Chicago, Birmingham, England and Johannesburg.  She is in a number of publications and has been operating her business Stone Threads Fibre Art since 2000.

Maggie creates original contemporary art with hand-painted and nature and rust dyed fabrics, silk fusion, felt, hand embroidery, beading, collage and intricately machine quilted surfaces. Maggie presents a variety of lectures, retreats and workshops for guilds, the Haliburton School of Art, Elora Art Workshops, quilt stores, the CQA/ACC and the Creativ Festival.

She is a Juried Art Member of SAQA, a professional member of CQA and belongs to the SDA, Connections Fibre Artists, the CFUW Guelph Textile Art Group and the Elora-Fergus Studio Tour. At the CQA/ACC National Juried Show in 2013 she won the Award for Excellence in Innovation, and in 2014 the First Prize for Original Design in Non-Representational Wall Quilts.