Meet Your Representative Karol Kusmaul
Quilt artist, Art teacher - elementary and high school levels – retired,
Quilting instructor– traditional and art quilting, Longarm machine quilter
As a recently retired Art teacher, I am delighted to finally have the time to spend making my own artwork. (I love that I had the opportunity to work with young artists for so many years.) As a new member of the world of Art quilters, I look forward to creating work, entering exhibits, and learning from other quilt artists.
I especially enjoy making fabric collages and I seem to gravitate toward people as subject matter. I am crazy about collecting fabrics – particularly repurposed thrift store fabric hunting. I find that I take pleasure in all the facets of the quilt making process, from the creative beginnings, the relaxing handwork, the reworking, critical evaluation, to the binding, labeling and hanging, and then seeing people’s reactions and explaining the story.
My work has been published in books and magazines and shown in various juried shows throughout the world. I have been involved in many challenges and exchanges with quilters from around the globe, including quilted postcards, journal quilts, quilt blocks and wall quilts.
My most recent work reflects my delight in pattern, contrast and variety. I enjoy photography, which helps provide direction in my fiber work. Having studied extensively under quilt artist Pamela Allen, I enjoy raw edge hand appliqué, collaged Art quilts made with repurposed fabrics.
© 2015 Karol Kusmaul
40" x 40"