I first saw Jan's quilts in the West Branch Quilt Walk shows (read about it here and here).
|Jan's quilt in the West Branch Quilt Walk|
After a career as an Oakland County, MI police officer, Jan gained a ground in art through adult education classes before turning to fabric. She has studied with well known art quilters including Jean Wells, whose book Intuitive Color and Design I will soon be reviewing on this blog, Katie Pasquini Masopust, who I saw speak years ago at the Capital City Quilt Guild, and Laura Heine, who I wrote about on my blog after seeing her booth at the Grand Rapids AQS show.
Jan's art quilts incorporate many methods including photos printed on fabric, thread painting, painting with fabric dye, hand dying, and confetti, raw edge, and turned applique. I think she has tried every new method and surface design method out there!
|Confetti are small fabric pieces that are not fused. A tulle overlayer and machine quilting holds them in place|
|Back side of the quilt showing the thread painting|
I was inspired! I need to return to making more art quilts!
|Jan Berg-Rezmer at the 2015 West Branch, MI Quilt Walk|
I was so pleased to hear Jan talk and to see her amazing quilts. And I thank the CAMEO Quilters Guild for bringing her to our community.