Do you embrace the surrounding environment? Do you like to recycle materials and create a greener environment? This workshop uses scraps of fabric from other projects along with mixed media elements such as found objects, papers, lovely trash, interesting textures and repurposed clothing.
Students will be taught methods to make this kind of quilt image possible. Compositional elements will be the focus. Bring in a favorite surroundings photo for a starting point for design. This fun, collaborative and liberating workshop will have you loving the environment in an entirely new way. This method will allow your design voice to sing!
Deborah Fell is a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium. She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and ArtQuilt Network. Her art focuses on abstract, organic shapes while using surface treatment such as dyeing and painting fabric, photography, and reclaimed materials.
In 2010, the host of CBS’s television show Extreme Home Makeover asked Deborah to assist in creating a signature art piece for the master bedroom in an Illinois area new house build. The fall of 2011 she received an artist-in-residence at the Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, California. In 2012, she started teaching art quilt related courses at the University of Illinois through OLLI program.
The winter 2012 issue of Art Quilting Studio features Deborah’s work on the front cover. In 2013, she completed an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Illinois Figure One Gallery in Champaign, Illinois.
Art exhibit openings in South Africa in 2014, Holland in 2015, and France in 2016, continue to strengthen Deborah’s art visibility at the international level.
Deborah obtained a Masters degree from Northern Illinois University as well as graduate work at University of Illinois, University of New Hampshire and a fellowship at Northwestern University. She has been a professional educator for over 30 years; teaching art workshops at national symposiums, community college, and for continuing education programs.