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Artist Sara Sharp


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ART QUILTS:  Since 2007, I have been creating original  textile wall hangings.  I create my original designs using not only commercial fabrics, but also fabrics which I dye, print, discharge, and paint. I combine these in fabric collages, accented with thread painting, machine and hand embroidery, other embellishments, and quilting.  Completed works include both large scale wall hangings and smaller art quilts, depicting landscapes, still lifes, wildlife, and abstract designs.  Unlike conventional quilts, these art quilts are designed to be hung on the wall and feature a fabric hanging sleeve sewn on the top of the back side that can hold a rod or bar for hanging.  These works allow me to indulge my lifelong love of  art, design, and textiles. My quilt, "The Amazing Symmetry of Butterflies" was chosen for the first juried exhibition at the Texas Quilt Museum.  One of my quilts was chosen for the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum. Other quilts have been juried into many Studio Art Quilt Associates' exhibitions which have traveled throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia.  I have also been selected to exhibit art quilts for many years at the International Quilt Association annual exhibitions in Houston, Texas, as well as in IQA traveling exhibits in Cinncinati, Chicago, and Long Beach, California. My quilts have been chosen for American Quilter's Society Shows in Des Moines, Iowa, and Paducah, Kentucky. My work has been featured in Quilting Arts Magazine and Machine Quilted Unlimited. Studio Art Quilt Associates has featured my works in their Journal, Art Quilt Quarterly, and Portfolio publications and they also appear in the book, "1000 Art Quilts".  I enjoy the challenge of creating innovative viewpoints and techniques to depict a broad range of subject matter, whether for representational or abstract designs. I am pleased to be able to [...]

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