Meet Your Representative Sherry Mozley
My first attempt at quilting was a difficult hand appliqué pattern I found in a magazine. I was 11 and used a loosely woven cotton fabric which made the appliqué almost impossible.
The next quilt I made was a Christmas gift using a panel fabric and applying sashing between the pictures. This would be the start of more quilts and art projects using textiles which became my preferred medium.
Today, fabric painting and manipulation have become my focus. I continue teaching traditional quilting to pass on my skills. In 2010, I joined a local quilt guild and was immediately elected Vice President, organizing demonstrations at monthly meetings, which meant I would demonstrate some technique. I invited well known teachers such as Bonnie Hunter, and Suzi Parron author of Following the Barn Quilt Trail. Our guild continues to grow by leaps and bounds, enjoying annual workshops at a beautiful retreat center in my home town, Fairhope, AL. I teach thread painting and color theory using fabric scraps to create realistic images. To expand my skills I travel to take classes from international fiber art teachers. When I joined an art quilt guild I organized workshops for our group with some of those same teachers. I’m exploring textile manipulation techniques on my own, loving designing and producing dimensional fiber art. Lately I have won ribbons in local shows with traditional, thread painted and dyed creations. Recently, I entered an art quilt challenge in my guild, with a very dimensional art piece which took first place. I have donated several art quilts to charity auctions. Quilting is my passion; felting, painting and manipulating textiles has become my obsession. My goal is to enjoy the process of transporting the viewer into the realistic scene depicted in my art quilts.
© 2017 Sherry Mozley
40" x 34"