Who is Maggie Weiss?
For as long as I can remember, I have loved fabric, texture and creating things. I was immediately hooked after learning to sew on a machine in fifth grade. Many years, craft projects and mediocre garments later, quilting became the perfect outlet for combining my penchant for textiles with sewing and art making. Not long thereafter, I discovered how to transform yardage with dyeing, painting, stamping and other Surface Design processes.
Teaching followed closely behind as it was a pleasure to pass on what others had so generously shared with me. Integrating these methods has led me to my most recent work, in which the quilt surface is assembled in layers, with pieces of hand dyed and printed fabrics forming the base on which intricately cut silhouettes are overlaid. Combining principles of composition, design, and collage with Art Cloth and Quiltmaking is the best of both worlds.