Monday, October 5, 2009

October Artist of the Month!

Denyse Schmidt!
October's Artist of the Month is Denyse Schmidt.  Denyse is a quilter who works in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  She is one of my favorite artists and here is why: she takes a historic craft and turns it into something modern.  Denyse offers workshops for people who quilt and I went to one.  We learned about Denyse's "Improvisational Quilting" method.  We had to pull scraps of fabric from a bag and use them no matter what we got.  It was very different from a lot of the quilting I had done because you didn't plan what you were doing first.  I had never thought about quilting in that way before.   

Denyse also designs fabrics.  Check out her website for more information about her work.

I notice that Denyse really thinks about her compositions.  It reminds me of when we do collage in class. What do you think?

This quilt was inspired by these dresses.

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