Creating landscape art quilts feeds my passion for working with fabrics, color and design. While my pictures look like paintings from a distance, closer examination proves them to be small pieces of fused raw edge fabric embellished with free motion stitching and thread sketching. I learned to sew as an eleven year old and have tried my hand at various art mediums as an adult – drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting, mosaic tile, collage and more. Quilting entered the picture when I bought my first Bernina machine. Several years ago, I discovered art quilts and I couldn’t wait to learn and master the techniques. The mini-quilts combine my love of fabric and design with my sewing skill and have become an exciting avenue for me. My pieces have been for sale at juried art shows in Lansing, Ann Arbor, and the Krasl Museum in St. Joseph, MI. "Morning", 2017 Michigan Education Association (MEA) Honorable Mention; 2017 Purchase Award from the MEA Acquisitions Exhibit. "Meadowland" 2017 MEA annual exhibit. "Golden Covers" 2016 MEA Juror’s Choice Award; 2016 Purchase Award from the MEA Acquisitions Exhibit. Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition juried show, November 16-17, Royal Oak, MI Solo Art Show December 2017-January 2018 Mackerel Sky Gallery in East Lansing As a retired teacher, I find pleasure in teaching the processes of art quilts in East Lansing, Portland, and Waterford, MI. I learn so much from participants and I am amazed at all of the talent people discover when trying their hand at these techniques.
Carol's ArtPrize Entries
These are Carol's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Carol's Past Work
These are images of past work that Carol has done.