Thursday, June 20, 2013

Artist Profile: Deborah Boschert

Deborah Boschert
Crofton, Maryland through until mid July
Lewisville, Texas after that

1,  What year did you make your first quilt?    Traditional or art?  In 1996, I followed a "Quilt in a Day" book to make a pieced quilt using the winning hand block.
2.  What is the first show, and year, that you ever entered your art quilts?  Venue?  I think it was the Quilt Fest of Jacksonville, FL in about 2001 where I won an Honorable Mention ribbon.

3.  What is your artistic style?  I create collages with fabric and stitching often incorporating botanical images, contemporary compositions and personal symbols.

4.  Have you ever changed your style from when you started making quilts?  I wouldn't say I've changed my style so much as gained much more focus about exactly what techniques, symbols and materials I like to use.

5.  What other style in quilt making piques your interest?  I love all kinds of quilts, but I haven't made anything outside of my personal style in quite some time. (I'm not sure I even remember how to sew a traditional seam with "right sides together.")

6.  What other medium in art influences your work as a fiber artist?  Embroidery, story telling, contemporary landscape painting

7.  What do you have coming up?  Shows, Articles in magazines, Books, etc.  My quilts are included in Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge. They will be on view at Midsomer Quilting in the UK in July and at the AQS Quilt Show in Michigan in August and the AQS Quilt Show in Iowa in October. I am also thrilled to have a quilt accepted into the special exhibit Tactile Architecture which will premier at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in October.  I've hosted two webinars with Quilting Daily: Using Unexpected Materials in Fabric Collage and Using Sheer Materials in Fabric Collage. Both are available for download anytime. 

8.  Where will your art take you from here?  Who knows?! I'm hoping my art continues to bring about opportunities for all kinds of growth -- professional, personal, social!

9.  Describe your studio space:  My studio space is currently getting packed up. My family will be moving from Maryland to Texas this summer. My studio space in our new home will be a bit smaller, but it has much better light!

10. What was the biggest challenge you have encountered in the making of your art quilt for "An Exquisite Moment?"  It was challenging to create a quilt that fit my personal style and came together in a pleasing design, but also expressed some personal emotions -- even if those emotions are only clear to me.

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