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43.00"W x 43.00"H x 0.1"D

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Connie Betterley

TALLAHASSEE, FL

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: contemporary, abstract, fabric, quilt, modern

Media: hand-dyed fabric on paper

Size: 43"W x 43"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2010

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This sampler-type wall quilt was constructed out of fabrics hand-dyed by the artist. This lightweight, one-of-a-kind art quilt is ready to hang in a special place in your home or office. There is a pocket and dowel with wire on the back of the quilt so it can hang on regular picture hooks. This quilt was selected and exhibited at the juried 2011 Senior Artist Showcase in Tallahassee, FL.

I always wanted to be able to draw and paint, and I always admired those who were able to see an object and render it realistically on paper with pencils or paint. I was never able to do so. However, over time I realized I could make art with fiber – grasses for baskets, yarn for weavings, fabric for quilts. I made my first quilt when I was in graduate school - a simple strip-pieced “Around the World” quilt. From the very beginning I was concerned mostly about the colors – for that quilt I wanted to achieve a smooth gradation of color in the fabric choices. Since then, I have taken a series of workshops from nationally and internationally renowned artists. I am always fascinated with their creative process and how they work. I’ve adopted bits and pieces of how they work into my own. While some quilters use fusing techniques for their quilts that allow them to render realistic landscapes, I use traditional piecing techniques to obtain a result that is more abstract.

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