Interesting comment I ran across; ” keep in mind that art quilts are still a bargain in the art world — great for the new collector! “.

Art quilting is a reliability  new art form that was initially perceived as a craft rather than ligitiment

I came across this post by Clairan Ferrono  that I found to be  very insightful,

“Recently many art quilters have been successfully submitting their work to art shows rather than fiber or quilt shows. Over the nearly ten years that I’ve been an exhibiting artist, there’s been a shift in the perception of art quilts within the art world. Although some of this persists today, the categorization of art quilts as “craft”rather than “art” (which resulted in many art shows saying specifically “No Fiber”) is fading. Increasingly critics, museums, galleries and curators of major exhibitions are recognizing that the use of the medium defines art, rather than the medium itself….So if you are an art quilt fan, look for more and more art quilts to appear at art exhibits as well as in galleries and museums. And keep in mind that art quilts are still a bargain in the art world — great for the new collector! “.

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & More

About Myself & My Approach To My Art About Myself & My Approach To My Art I can't remember a time in life, that art didn't play a role, in one form or another. But my primary focus as an artist, has been painting. Close to 20 years ago, I was introduced to quilting & quickly became passionate about it. However to create a quilt there are some necessary steps that have to be followed, this obviously restricts some of the creative choices. I began to miss the creative freedom possible with painting. Since there are only so many hours in a day and I had other important things going on in my life, I had to focus my interests. When I discovered mixed media art quilting, it was a great fit. The combination of quilting techniques with painting and other art skills opened new creative directions to explore. I was home! It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges. Then I follow where it leads. My approach is more of an instinctual one. I usually don't do much pre-planning. My creative choices are made as they present themselves, based on my gut feeling. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. Personal Links

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