Monday’s Melange #5: Quilt Artist Sites

Monday's Melange

After an extended break while moving disrupted my routine, my life and my sanity, I’m back in the bookmarks folder today to share with you on this happy Monday. I took a glance at some quilt artist’s websites today:

Jane Blair Quilts—Years ago, I fell in love with Jane Blair’s Gypsy In My Soul quilt when I saw it, either in a publication or at the Quilt Museum in Paducah, never realizing that she had such a large collection of other work. Recently I ran across her site, and the rest of her quilts are just as beautifully done as Gypsy. I can really relate to her “body of work” as it seems so like my own: taken as a whole, her work could be attributed to many different artists, so varied are the styles and techniques.

Candy Goff, Handquilter—Candy Goff’s site has been in my bookmarks folder for many years, probably since I started collecting bookmarks to begin with. There are some timeless tips and tricks there, as well as photos of some of her stunning quilts, and you’ll also find the story of her Misery Quilt which I’ve mentioned before. I kind of wonder what’s going on with her these days though, since it looks like the site hasn’t been updated in years. Are you still quilting, Candy?

Caryl Bryer Fallert, Bryerpatch Studio—Caryl’s galleries are a must-visit stop on any hunt for quilting eye candy. She shares the stories and construction steps and techniques for many of her quilts here, and there are many detailed close up pictures. Check out her Frequently Asked Questions page for her expert quilting tips and tricks, and you can find her fabrics, patterns, books and other products in her store.

Joyce Carey—I don’t know what else to say about her work, except “Go get lost on her site for an afternoon like I did!” With her expert eye for design and color she creates works that appear three dimensional, but are, in reality, completely flat. She shares thoughts on her design and fabrication process, as well as views of some of her quilts, in movies and slide shows about her work. Her quilted art pieces inspire lingering for close study, and the only thing that would make her site even better would be more close up and detail views of her artwork.

Edmund Cluett Contemporary Patchwork—Another artist making quilt art pieces to die for, most of Mr. Cluett’s work is small scale and meant to be framed. Bright colors, rough edge appliqué and fresh, original designs combine to entice me to decorate a room around one of his pieces. All of his work is completed on antique Singer treadle machine!

Want to join me as I organize and purge my bookmarks folder? Feel free to use the Monday’s Melange picture above on your blog post when you share a few of your bookmarks (whether they’re in your browser or online at a social bookmarks manager like del.icio.us), then leave me a comment here so that I can add a link to your blog and everyone can visit! Enjoy!