I love to meet creative people in person and online who inspire me. Discovering bold talent and big ideas motivate me to get busy and make something!
Oh, to be able to travel to Lampeter, Wales, and visit the quilt center there. Definitely on my list.
Thoughtful, precise and highly crafted, quilts by Kathleen make my heart soar. Every piece in her gallery gives me an idea for a new quilt.
The simple art of potato printing has been elevated to a new level with Tracy’s compositions of relief transfers made with russet spuds.
This is crochet art, Baby. Jo’s work is very sophisticated. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
Taking textile art to new heights, look at photos of El’s monumental exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum entitled “Gravity and Grace.”
Check out the classes and tours on Kathy Hattori’s website, especially the color dyeing workshops. She is a leader in natural dyeing.
The daughter of Maurine Noble, Elin is almost my sister! World-renowned for her dyeing skills, Elin travels non-stop for teaching and museum openings.
Incredible is the best way to describe Anna’s complex and moving embroidered tapestries. Originally from Hungary, Anna now lives in Canada.
A Chicago artist who makes exciting geometric and hand stitched quilts, Sarah also paints, draws and makes prints.
Betty’s Macro series enlarges microscopic forms into huge abstracts with silk painting, thread work and other-worldly color combinations.
Squares with squares sing out from Gail’s abstract quilts. This Chicago artist hand dyes her fabrics and creates strong simple compositions that rock.
Genius stitcher, Sharon includes a dictionary of embroidery stitches with explanations and illustrations on her site.
Bold, modern and happy, the oversized patterns created by Andrea Bernstein of Millworks are screen printed by hand in Los Angeles.
Better than meeting a quilter online, I met Joe in person at La Conner Quilt Festival. Great quilter, great guy. I like his abstract quilts with the bias tape linework.
Check out Emily’s portfolio of recent work. It takes stitching to a new level. The close-up photos help show her innovative approach.
I originally bumped into Katie, with her fresh and bold quilts at Fabric Crush. More recently I met this youthful talent at Island Quilter on Vashon Island.
I met LeeAnn at a Plymouth Piece Makers meeting in Ballard. She is a feisty gal who loves making colorful and quirky quilts.
It’s fun to keep an eye on what this audacious design company is producing in its fabric line. When I was a kid (half a century ago!) I remember Marimekko’s oversized prints.
I found Bonnie through the CQA website. What powerful work. I really like the Geology series—one of which won Best of Show at Quilt National 2011.
I met Carol at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. She gave a talk and then toured all of us around her remarkable quilt exhibit—most noteworthy were her Gong quilts.
Although Annie is not a quilter, her art looks like it could be made into quilts. I have taken two collage classes with Annie at Gage Academy of Art.
Check out Rachel’s art quilts under her Work section. The design of her quilts 20 years ago looks like what most artists are trying to accomplish today—a true pacesetter.
I liked Janet’s style the very first time I saw one of her quilts. Then I met her at the OSW Retreat and watched her working on a very original quilt top.
Deranged or brilliant? It’s hard to tell with Jim’s fantastical characters in unreal worlds.
This doctor in Florida makes quilts that I wish I had made. I love her graphic style.