Podcast Episode #101: Sue Bleiweiss

July 17, 2017   /   byAbby  / Categories :  Feeds

Today we’re talking about building a career as a quilter with my guest, Sue Bleiweiss. Last week I visited Sue in her home studio in Pepperell, Massachusetts which is about 45 minutes from my home and is a beautiful place to visit in July. We sat together in her studio to record this conversation.

Sue creates vibrant colorful art quilts intended to delight the eye of the viewer and draw them in for a closer look. The author of several books, she has written numerous articles for Quilting Arts Magazine, appeared on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims and Quilting Arts TV. She’s currently working on her third book due out in the fall of 2018. Sue’s award winning quilts have been exhibited internationally and reside in private collections all over the world.

Quilt by Sue Bleiweiss.

Sue began her career working in corporate America and transitioned to becoming a full-time artist shortly after September 11, 2001. She knew she wanted to do something creative, but wasn’t sure what and explored a whole variety of mediums, including weaving and book arts, before landing on quilting. Sue describes how to methodically go about a creative exploration in order to figure out exactly what you it is you love best.

Sue hand dyes fabric and uses fusible applique to make her quilts. We discuss what makes a quilt an art quilt versus a modern quilt and where the overlap might be.

Sue is also one of the organizers of Threads of Resistance, a political quilt show that was installed at the New England Quilt Museum this weekend and will travel throughout the United States. She discusses how this show came to be and she and her fellow organizers have learned along the way.

And, of course, I ask Sue to recommend great stuff she’s loving right now. Sue recommends:

Keep up with Sue on her blog and on Instagram and Facebook.

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