Paulette Lorraine Berner Community Gallery
August 30 - September 26
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 12-4:30
Creating Imagery on Fiber Art
Creating imagery on fabric has been my goal since completing my Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994. I studied drawing, painting and printmaking. I have utilized those techniques in my work combined with my knowledge of quilt-making that was developed in the seventies with a group of women from my church. Though I found the use of traditional quilt patterns interesting, it was my desire to take it a step further than making quilts for beds. Many of my ideas for my wall-hangings have come from work that was done while working on my degree. It has always been a challenge to convert a drawing or sketch into a quilted fiber art especially one that has curves and dimensions. What is "easy" to do in a drawing or painting is not so easy in fabric. I have several unfinished projects where I just could not figure out how to get the effect in fabric that I was looking for. Now with the ability to print directly on fabric with my ink jet printer, I can use my computer skills along with my printmaking skills and sewing skills to create the image I want.