Texas Quilt Museum Curator Sandra Sider has been a studio quilt artist since the 1980s. She holds an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has led critique workshops for Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) since 2005, and between 2010 and 2013, Sider served as president of SAQA. Today she is editor of SAQA’s Art Quilt Quarterly. She has written or edited more than a dozen books concerning contemporary quilt art. Click on the white triangles to hear Sandra talk more about the collection!
Although she has had many different careers in her life, Australian fabric artist Denise Burkitt has always been devoted to her passion: sharing her love of hand painting on fabric. As a designer, Denise feels she has truly fulfilled her life’s quest to paint and share her organic, large scale and colorful designs. “I have always enjoyed dabbling with paint on fabric. I love the unexpected effects and feel stimulated by creating color combinations.”
For over 40 years, Japanese quilt artist Keiko Goke has created spectacular contemporary art quilts. A self taught quilter, Goke has “enjoyed my relationship with patchwork and quilting because fabrics are like paints to me, and designing patchwork makes me feel like I am painting my own picture.” Goke’s exceptional use of color comes naturally to her, making each of her pieces colorfully unique.
For nearly 30 years, Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high-quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quiltmaking, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly landscapes and abstracts executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques.
Paula Nadelstern is an award winning artist, quiltmaker, author, and teacher known for her kaleidoscope-themed quilts. Nadelstern's work has achieved international recognition, and has been featured in a number of museums around the world. Nadelstern has received numerous awards in her career, including fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and The Bronx Council on the Arts. Fabric collections More is MORE! and Artful Snowflake are featured.
Aboriginal Art is one of the more ancient traditional arts in the world, going back approximately 50,000 years. In early days, Aboriginals did cave painting, rock painting, and sand or ground painting. The newer generations use acrylic paints on canvas to portray their Dreamtime. These Aboriginal artworks are sought after not only in Australia but worldwide. M&S Textiles works with these creative artists in making their stories heard.