October 19, 2020
Margaret is an art quilter exploring stories starting with a photograph. “Vintage photographs, family albums, snapshots and digital collages documenting my life are my primary subject matter. Every art quilt I make has a rich subtext – a hidden story. Creating allows me, as an artist; to think deeply about my life and celebrate the joy I find every day.”
Margaret’s process starts with a digital image. She uses photo manipulation software to enhance or create a new composition. The digital file is sent to a commercial fabric printer. When the fabric arrives in her studio, she uses a variety of materials including dyes, pigment sticks and paints directly on the cloth. “As I quilt through the cloth, batting and backing; I am drawing with thread to create a rich and visually exciting work of art.”
Margaret Abramshe was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1959 to a family of academics. She studied for her BFA at the University of Colorado at Boulder, received a degree in Art Education from Florida International University and a Master’s in Fine Art from the University of Northern Colorado. Since retiring, Margaret has devoted her time to being a studio artist working as an art quilter. In the past three years Margaret’s art quilts have been included in numerous local, national and international shows.
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