Meet Your Representative Susanne M Jones
Needles, thread and fabric have been in my hands most of my life. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was about 5. In 2010, in preparation for retirement from teaching, I began to quilt. I thought that I would be a traditional quilter and was surprised and delighted to discover my inner fiber artist. Skills learned from a lifetime of needlework have come into play and I’m anxious to learn surface design techniques from my friends at Focus on Fiber and in SAQA.
This has been quite a journey. I made my first art quilt, “Seeing Our Stories Clearly with 20/20 Hindsight” in 2013 for the Quilt Alliance TWENTY contest. I was thrilled when it won a Judge’s Choice from Mary Ann Fons. In 2014, “Resurrection”, made for the Quilt Alliance “Inspired By” contest, won a Member’s Choice. I was hooked. Art quilting became my passion.
My art work is highly textured and very realistic. I use a wide variety of fabrics in order to create the best texture match to the original item that I’m making. I think two of my favorite pieces are “Susanne’s Birthday Dinner” which I’m told is so realistic that folks think they can eat it and “My Summer Paradise” based on my grandparents screen porch.
I am pleased to be the curator of Fly Me to the Moon, a collection of art quilts made by artists from 8 countries celebrating the moon walk. It will premiere at Houston International Quilt Festival this fall. Recently I issued a call for entries for HERstory: A Celebration of Strong Women. I’m finding my way in this fiber art world and loving every minute.
Connected by the Moon
© 2016 Susanne M. Jones
30" x 18"