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My interest in making art quilts was jump-started by seeing my dear friend Sara take a variety of patterned fabrics, cut them into pieces and combine them in such an artistic way. As a life-long sewer (having experienced my first sewing triumph with a skating skirt I made in Girl Scouts), I took to quilting quickly. One of the great thrills with this art form is that my options are as infinite as those of a painter working on canvas – landscapes, portraits, geometric patterns, abstract impressions, etc. I enjoy both the deep American roots of traditional quilting and the unlimited possibilities today's art quilts present. Combining elements of both extremes is great fun, as I often use contemporary fabrics in century-old traditional quilt patterns.

My art quilts have been on display in multiple art shows and quilt shows as well as in national quilt magazines ("Quilters Newsletter" magazine and…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 16
  • Joined September 29, 2011

Favorite materials

Cotton fabric, cotton thread, cotton batting, ribbon, rick rack and beads

About

My interest in making art quilts was jump-started by seeing my dear friend Sara take a variety of patterned fabrics, cut them into pieces and combine them in such an artistic way. As a life-long sewer (having experienced my first sewing triumph with a skating skirt I made in Girl Scouts), I took to quilting quickly. One of the great thrills with this art form is that my options are as infinite as those of a painter working on canvas – landscapes, portraits, geometric patterns, abstract impressions, etc. I enjoy both the deep American roots of traditional quilting and the unlimited possibilities today's art quilts present. Combining elements of both extremes is great fun, as I often use contemporary fabrics in century-old traditional quilt patterns.

My art quilts have been on display in multiple art shows and quilt shows as well as in national quilt magazines ("Quilters Newsletter" magazine and "Quiltmaker") over 20 times and in two books (Ricky Tims' "Kool Kaleidoscopes" and "200 Blocks From Quiltmaker Magazine").

While I have no formal art training, I have taken some wonderful classes over the years. However I know my greatest learning has come in the over 10,000 hours I’ve spent making more than 150 art quilts to date. And it’s exciting to realize that there seems to be no end to this learning curve.

To see more of my work, please visit www.tinacurran.com.

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