Patterns: Jill Ault

Jill Ault revealed the creative methodology behind her art works to Clairan Ferrono: Ault: “Stripe” was constructed of shibori experiments.  I have explored the multiple shibori patterning techniques and have accumulated many pieces of dyed cloth.  This opportunity was a good place to use some of my stash of samples.…

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Keeping Up with Carol Larson

Carol Larson recently told Clairan Ferrono about her auction donation piece Keeping Up Appearances #8: Larson: The series of Keeping Up Appearances tackles some of the thornier social issues of mid-20th century America, inspired by text from a 1954 book on etiquette. Imagine women chain smoking in offices, tipping 25 cents for good…

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Sue Dennis Seduces

Australian artist, Sue Dennis talked to Clairan Ferrono about her auction quilt: Dennis: The inspiration for my 2015 auction quilt came from the Seduced by the Imperfect series of quilts I had worked on in 2014 for the Golden Textures exhibition. The leaves eaten by insects and showing decay and imperfections captured…

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The Practical and Wondrous Work of Brooke Atherton

  Brooke Atherton is an award winning artist who lives in Montana.  One of her best experiences was opening the box when her quilt “Twenty Feet Deep” was returned from a special exhibit at the 2006 Lowell Quilt Festival. Packed inside were three Teacher’s Choice ribbons (from Susan Carlson, Joe Cunningham, and…

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Natalya Aikens

Natalya Aikens’ work, according to her website, is “architecturally inspired and delicately stitched.”  She was interviewed by Clairan Ferrono. Ferrono: Have you always been an artist?  Why did you become an artist? Aikens: I have always been drawn to art and stitch. Luckily my parents have always encouraged my artistic…

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Shelley Brucar’s artistic journey

Shelley Brucar is a recently retired social worker who lives in a Chicago suburb. Her “real” jobs included adolescent counseling and addiction treatment.  Now she is thrilled to be able to devote her time fully to art.  Clairan Ferrono spoke with her recently. Ferrono: Have you always been an artist?…

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Meet Britta Ankenbauer

Britta Ankenbauer brings a European perspective on art quilting to us from Leipzig, Germany.  Leipzig is an old East German city,  a really interesting town with a lot of artists. Her studio is located in an old spinmill changed into a cultural space: the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, a contemporary art center, with…

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SAQA taps 7 new Juried Artist Members

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., the non-profit organization that promotes the art quilt and the artists that create them is pleased to announce that 7 individuals have recently been awarded the Juried Artist Member status.  JAM applicants are reviewed by a committee of three current Juried Artist Members of SAQA…

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Profile of Fulvia Luciano

Fulvia Luciano is a well-known Italo-Venezuelan artist who makes her beautiful art quilts in South Carolina.  She was recently interviewed by Clairan Ferrono. “After a 20-year career as a paralegal, I decided to look elsewhere for sanity and satisfaction.  I gave myself one year to find something that would fit…

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Frieda Oxenham

Frieda Oxenham is  an internationally known prizewinning artist. Originally from the Netherlands, she has been a UK citizen since 1984. Her first piece of textile art won the Scottish Quilt Championships in 1998, and one of her pieces also won the European Quilt Championship in 2006.  She has been awarded prizes for…

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