Quilt Life Profile
I am enthralled with all aspects of quilting, but for the past few years the creativity and challenge of fiber art have really appealed to me. The above quilt was made for the Milwaukee Art Quilter’s challenge: “Self Portrait of the Artist as an Animal”. I felt it was a good pick for my Quilting Life page because it gives you a bit of insight into my slightly wacky mind. I chose to be an otter because they are fun, playful and I spend at least an hour every night reading in the bathtub. I especially enjoy reading quilting magazines and dreaming of my next creation. Many of my art quilts are featured in the Gallery on my website: www.chrisquilts.net.
Art quilts are only a small portion of my overall quilt passion. I collect antique quilts and give a humorous, costumed, lecture about my ecclectic collection. I also enjoy making traditional quilts and teach classes on all aspects of quilting at 2 local technical colleges. As I said in my introductory blog, I enjoy teaching almost as much as making my quilts, so if you belong to a guild, I would appreciate it if you would pass my blog or website addresses along to your program people.
I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to share many of my classes and lectures with guilds and shops across the country (the AQS show in Paducah and IQA in Houston and Chicago are just a few of these venues).
My friend, Wendy Rieves, and I lead quilting adventures on both water and land in the US and Europe. Our next one will be to Italy in October of 2012.
Whew, what a wonderful quilting life! Please visit my website for more information on all of the above: www.chrisquilts.net!