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TOPIC: Who is your favorite fabric artist/art quilter?

27 Sep 2007 09:31 #9191

Okay, quiltnart, Eileen and all....I finally uploaded a picture of the collage quilt that I started in Rosemary Eichorn's class. It was great fun cutting out motif's and fabrics, arranging them in whatever way struck me. It has been a stretch to create without a "pattern", but also extremely liberating and satisfying at the same time. The other challenge was to know when to stop :? I had so much fun embellishing with threads, beads and yarn. If you ever get the chance to take a class from Rosemary, do so; she's a great teacher.
Jan in beautiful fall weather Spokane.
You'll have to see the images in my profile until I figure out how to insert it here. :oops:
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23 Sep 2007 10:22 #9022

Another one I forgot -- Michael James.

http://www.unl.edu/mjames_quilts/

It took me quite awhile to get the images to load in his portfolio, but was worth the wait. I'm on dial-up -- since most people here have high speed connections, it probably won't take so long.
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22 Sep 2007 12:34 #9002

Carol Bryer Fallert has always been one of my favorite artist. Her work has such sweeping curves and the colors. OH! THE COLORS. She is such a sweet person and great teacher. Her work is unmistakeablely her own style. Her works makes me happy when I view it.

Isn't it great that we have so many artist to inspire us :lol:

Betty Ann Seeman in Fl
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22 Sep 2007 07:09 #8990

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There are 2 shops in Manhattan-The City Quilter and Purl Patchwork. CQ was bright, open and filled with enthusiastic personnel eager to help and just talk about quilting. One of my friends bought some great NYC landmark fabric-she's working on a Karen Eckmeier piece.
PP is tiny. I'm talking less than 12 feet wide. Their inventory was more contemporary-they're located in Greenwich Village after all. We didn't get anything there. They are a branch of Purl, which is a knitting shop a few doors away. This shop is larger, and ooooh the wool!!! I want to learn how to knit-why not add something else to the mix :oops: :lol: :oops: ?
I'd like some socks made from some of these wools-they're so soft and the colors are to die for.
So...if you're coming to NY any time soon, check out these 2 gems.

Come on folks-let's talk about more of our favorite art quilters!!!

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20 Sep 2007 06:42 #8922

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I would LOVE to take a class with Ruth McDowell. Her style is so unique.
Geez, my list is getting longer and longer. I'm heading to NYC today to go to the only 2 quilt shops in Manhattan. I'll let you know what I find 8)

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19 Sep 2007 20:00 #8911

I love the fiberart workshops at the Greenville Arms. I went to the Ruth McDowell one last year. Fabulous!

Another name to add to the list of favorite quilters: Carol Anne Grotrian
http://www.carolannegrotrian.com/index.htm
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19 Sep 2007 06:54 #8872

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Check out http://www.saqa.com for lots of different artists. One I forgot until I went to their homepage-Hollis Chatelain. Her quilts make me want to cry sometimes.
I don't mean to leave Ricky Tims out. To me, he's a given on the list of artists.
Let's keep this going-I love it!!!
8) :wink: 8)
We are very lucky in this part of the country-there's a new venue for art quilt teachers to do classes: http://www.fiberartworkshops.com/ This is how I met Esterita. A friend and I took a 3 day class with her. We're going back next year to take a class with another artist. We just can't decide which one :?

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19 Sep 2007 04:39 #8869

Two more good ones.
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18 Sep 2007 22:45 #8863

Aaaaaaaaah, Eileen........that's what I call soul-speak. Isn't that why we create??? To reach others with a message, even if you don't identify WHAT it is right away. We all have the same emotions; when we portray that, and another FEELS it - without the spoken word - isn't it awesome?!
And, if we can also encourage others with our creations...... :lol: I know that I've looked at creations and thought "Wow, I wonder how they did that"........or "I hadn't thought of that". Then I use my own version of that technique and perhaps inspire someone else. :wink:
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18 Sep 2007 21:16 #8858

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I also like Esterita Austin and Robbi Joy Eklow. http://www.esteritaaustin.com and http://www.robbieklow.com Robbi's known as the "Goddess of the Last Minute" and has a column in Quilting Arts magazine.
I've taken a class with each of them, and they're both full of inspiration and energy. I want to be able to design like them and like Barbara Olson. Something in all their work, as well as Katie Pasquini-Masopust, touches me deep inside.

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18 Sep 2007 10:49 #8807

Anyone else?
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16 Sep 2007 20:35 #8735

quiltnart wrote:
Taking things a step further -- why are these people your favorites?

First of all, I will say that I consider anything made by ones hands to be art.....my personal favorites are chosen because when I look at their works, they not only please my eyes, but they touch something deep in my heart. The ones that I have been most drawn to lately are Barbara Olson, Mary Fisher, and Ricky Tims . Barbara's work is lots of different fabrics and prints put together in a very mixed up way, but it is so beautiful to me. Mary's work deals with something that I am unfamilar with and her story drew me into her world. I was able to gain an appreciation of her work and an understanding of the people's lives that she touches.....I will never forget it. Then Ricky's work, especially the Rhapsody quilts have all my favorite shapes and flowing curves.....there can be so many components in each quilt, but still have that symmetry because the four quandrants are equal. I love that and I can see new things everytime I look at them. Then when he talks about his quilts and what inspired them, you know they were all made from his heart......and that above everything else is what draws me to an artist.

Whatever project I am working on........quilting or not........deserves that my workmanship be the best I can give it. That is my personal standard, not to be put on anyone else. That standard is a personal thing that each artist must set for themselves. In the end, each person's work will be seen by someone as being beautiful.

Dana in Olive Branch, MS
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who is your favorite art quilter and why 16 Sep 2007 18:19 #8729

#1 Ricky Tims (cant believe no one has mentioned him) he inspires me, he challenges me to be better in what I do, he has more creative ideas in his head at anyone time than most people have in a lifetime. - no wonder he has no hair- the energy all goes to the inside. LOL

#2 Vicki Pignatelli - she shows her emotions through her quilts and helps others to do the same.

#3 Barbara Olson - her choice of colors and her improvisational flowers inspire me. Wild Child (a photo copy) lived on my wall by my cutting board all last winter even before I had seen her on TQS.

#4 my friends who do art quilts and inspire me each time with their enthusiasm and their comments on mine

(also a woman who may not be techniquelly an art quilter but her garments are works of art and her spirit is generous -- Etta McFarlalnd)

so happy to be alive and inspired and hope some day I will be on someone else's list dream on girl Ann
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16 Sep 2007 10:28 #8719

Taking things a step further -- why are these people your favorites?
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