03Carol spent the first 35 years of her professional life in the publishing industry.  One day, she woke up to the fact that her business world was changing and she needed to find a new career.  At the age of 61, Carol knew that her chances of getting hired were nil (but who wanted to work for anyone anyway???)

So, four years ago, she decided to re-invent herself as a professional fiber artist — with a goal of making a living from creating art.  (OK, she was the co-author of 3 books on quilt making, — published in the late seventies and early eighties — so seriously, she had some credentials!)

She is now a successful full-time artist and owner of  aBuzz Gallery — a contemporary art gallery in the RiNo District of Denver.  Who knew???

With her attitude of “If I can do it, so can you!”,  Carol will share all the secrets she has learned during her journey and an answer all your questions about her work, her processes, and yes, her secrets for success.

Be prepared to laugh as Carol takes us on her creative journey. 

Bio

Carol’s fiber art has been juried and invited into more than 50 national and international exhibitions during the past 5 years.  She is the author of five books on quilt making and fiber art.  Her newest one, Stupendous Stitching, was published in the Spring of 2012 and is now in its third printing.

Her art has been featured in many books and magazines including 500 Art Quilts, 1,000 Artisan Textiles, American Quilter, Quilter’s Newsletter, SAQA Journal, Artscape Magazine, Quilting Arts, SAQA Journal, Machine Quilting Unlimited, Fiber Art Now, and Studios Magazine.  She is featured in In Stitches Magazine Vol 5 and has appeared as the featured artist on The Quilt Show and Quilter’s Newsletter TV. She was also featured on three segments of PBS’s show Quilting Arts TV in 2013.  CBS Channel 4 interviewed Carol and showcased her art as part of their Denver Arts Week promotion in 2010.

Carol’s work has been purchased by major corporations and collectors and she recently completed a large public art commission for the new Eastside Human Services Building for the City of Denver.  She is teaching three courses online at Craftsy.com where more than 20,000 students from more than 150 countries worldwide are learning her techniques.

Visit her website at www.CarolAnnWaugh.com to see her art.