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Sue Benner fiber art

Sue Benner

Monoprint the Quilt: Surface Alteration with Textile Paint

October 14 - 20, 2018

All Levels


Monoprinting with textile paints can dramatically change the surface of your work, pushing your ideas into new creative territory. Using her fusible collage methods, Sue will demonstrate how to paint and print at different levels of construction, from manipulating a single piece of fabric to the entire surface of the quilt. Through experimentation with opaque and metallic paints, each participant will have the opportunity to create two works: one abstract and open-ended, the other more realistic and image-based.

Sewing machine is optional, not likely to be used. $30 - 40 material fee paid directly to the instructor.

Sue Benner has been working as a studio artist since 1980 in the field of textile and quilt art. She continues to push the structure and content of her work. Benner is known for her complex dye-painted silks which she combines with recycled textiles to form fields of layered pattern, vivid beauty, and riotous variation. Her academic background in science and art (BS in Molecular Biology, MA in Biomedical Communication/Illustration) lays the groundwork for her experimentation and development. Sue’s artwork is in many private, corporate, and institutional collections. Her work has been juried into Quilt National seven times and she served as a juror in 2009. A respected educator, Benner lectures and teaches workshops in surface design, textile collage, fused quilt construction, and artistic inspiration.

Sue Benner fiber art
Sue Benner fiber artist