Monday, May 7, 2012

Artist Profile: Julie Schlueter

Julie Schlueter
Orange CA

1. What other ideas for this theme "rituals" did you have?
I had The Kitchen Table theme from the beginning. I was hopeful that I could make an interesting table themed quilt. I think it worked.

2. Are you involved in any community or group projects where you donate your work? if yes, what project or projects?  
I usually make one or two quilts a year for small groups that ask.  The House Quilt Project is a recent recipient of two of my art quilts.  They give quilts to Wounded Warrior Battalion and Furnishing Hope.  I have done art quilts for our public library, women’s retreat, softball league, etc.

3. Do you belong to a small group of like-minded artists? yes/no name/where what is the best part of being part of an art group?
I am a member of Quilts on the Wall. It is a medium sized group. I like the “power in numbers” aspect of
being in a group.

4. Are you a member of a professional art organization, such as SAQA? Have you ever held a volunteer position in the organization, and if so, what?
I am a member of SAQA and enjoy it very much.

5. What is your favorite palette of colors that you use in your work? name 5 and your least favorite colors? name 5.
  It seems that I go with a lot of the red, orange, yellow, light green, dark green palette. I haven’t yet met a color I didn’t like.

6. Describe your creative work space in 20 words or less. are you messy or tidy?
Small, I get messy for a while then can’t stand it and clean up.

7. What is your creative process? think, draw, design, make or right to the design?
  I think I go right to design. Sometimes I draw basic shapes, not too exact. Mostly I keep manipulating the fabric and shapes until I am pleased with the design.

8. Is there a particular object or shape that shows up repeatedly in your work? Why?
Rusted fabric and shapes that are roundish.  It’s exciting to me at this time, rusting the fabric and using it.
9. If you had to choose a favorite artist from another media, who would it be, and why?
I don’t have a favorite, but Vermeer is curiously intoxicating to me.

10. Have you written a book related to Art Quilts and Quilting or have an instructional DVD? If so, can you tell us the title or titles?
No, not yet.

11. Do you make art full time? If you have another career, would you describe what you do? and how you incorporate art into your life?
I am a court reporter by day. It is not creative in the least, so I am thankful I can unleash my creative
spirit with fabric in my studio.

12. What is your most thrilling news to date in relation to your art quilt life?
I love having my work shown in galleries and shows.

1 comment:

  1. Julie, your Kitchen Tableis gorgeous! (My sister is also a Court Reporter, so I don't know where you find the time to create. Congratulations!)


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