Who is Libby Williamson?
Libby Williamson grew up with creative, artsy parents, and her childhood was a world of fabric scraps and yarn, pins and needles, paint, Elmer’s Glue, and a whole lot of Scotch Tape. Needlework projects were always in the works. School-day afternoons were spent fashioning doll clothes from remnants, embroidering on anything that could hold a stitch, and learning the art of patchwork quilting.As an art major in college, she focused on the classic techniques of printmaking but still found time for knitting and stitching projects. Her printmaking background led her to a passion in surface design on fabric which her current work reflects. Though she has constructed many a quilt with traditional quilting techniques, her current passion is in the making of art quilts using layers of painted and dyed fabrics, appliquéd layers of free-motion stitched components and embedded found objects.She is a proud hoarder of all things “fiber” and thrives in a world of stitch and sew.
Libby teaches art, crafts, art quilting and sewing to students of all ages in her studio in Old Town Orange, CA and at destination retreats. In her world, not much can trump paint caked beneath her fingernails, glue in her hair, and a bowl of ice cream.