Friday, September 4, 2015

Artist Profile: Sue Bleiweiss

Sue Bleiweiss
Pepperell MA
www.suebleiweiss.com

1. Did the change in dimensions present any specific challenges for you?  I really liked working in this 40” x 40” format.  I usually work in the square or rectangle format so I was very comfortable working with these dimensions.

2. Describe your design area, specifically your work table:  what is the best thing about it? My cutting worktable is 40” x 72” so I have a lot of space to spread out and work and my 36” x 48” ironing station gives me plenty of room to create my large fused quilts.

3. What set this quilt apart from other recent projects you have been working on? Other than it was created with a specific theme I’m not sure there is anything.

4. When you get “stuck” how do you deal with a “design block”?  How do you overcome it?  I don’t get stuck very often but when I do I find that it usually helps to walk away and come back to it the next day.

5. Do you work on single or multiple projects at the same time? No I only work on one piece at a time.  I find it too stressful  and creatively distracting to have more than one quilt in process at a time.

6. What do you hope people take away from your work? A smile

7. What are the best parts of working on an art quilt:  What are your least favorite parts?  I love the entire process from the initial sketches,  dyeing the fabrics, the cutting/fusing and the quilting.  I can’t say that I like one part of the process more than the other because each one builds a foundation for the next step although I do find sewing the bindings a bit tedious.

8. What art/quilt-related organizations do you belong to? SAQA and IQA

9. Do you have a preferred color palette?  Why?  bright bold and saturated!  because that's the palette that makes me happy.

10. What do you regard as your most interesting milestones along your art journey?  It's hard to pick just one  but I'd have to say the first major one was appearing on Quilting Arts TV.

4 comments:

  1. I liked your answers, Sue. Love your art work! (although they do make me smile, especially the big dotted dragon, so is it really work? )

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  2. Very nice interview Sue.....I love your work because its whimsical .......one of my whimsical dolls shoul live in one of your houses....(grin!)

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    1. Thank you Maggie, I appreciate the kind words about my work.

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