Spring Debut, 37″ x 25″ cotton collage.
About Sue: A passionate quilt artist, I have been sewing all my life. I first began making traditional quilts in 1990, joined a guild (Country Crossroads Quilters of Modesto, California), and began developing my quilt repertoire. In 1999 a five day seminar with quilt artist Joan Colvin in Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California, radically altered my quilt-making trajectory. Since then I have focused almost exclusively on producing original textile “paintings.” Inspired by travel and by works of nature – tide pools, ponds, trees, wildlife, Japanese gardens and rock formations among them – I develop my own designs. Freed from the traditional quilt block format, I now paint and dye many of my own fabrics and collage them by fusing, embellishing and free-motion quilting.