August Artist: Fern Royce

August 2016.

August we are fortunate to have quilts up by Fern Royce. All unique and inspiring, these quilts are not for sale, so come to the shop to get your fill while you can! Read the artist’s statement below.

“I was drawn to textiles from a very early age, influenced by the women in my family who made clothes, home furnishings and quilts–often from recycled or repurposed fabric.

I learned to sew on a machine at age 10 and started quilting in 1995. I did not use patterns but taught myself to look: find the block; figure out the construction. I studied books on Amish quilts, antique quilts, African American quilts, and art books.

I was especially influenced by both the books and work of Gwen Marston who pioneered the improv movement which she called liberated quilting. I have been teaching students to make their own quilts since 2012. My greatest joy as a teacher is sharing my love of liberated quilting and empowering others to create their own work, trust their instincts, but most of all, to enjoy the process.

You can find more information on my quilts and class schedule on my website: www.fernroycequilting.com

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