May 20, 2024
Vicki Conley: Inspired by the Parks
I will share my inspiring journey through the national parks and how I combine photo inspiration and imagination to make graphic style art quilts. I will share funny stories and touch a little about the various techniques I use: turned edge machine piecing, fussy piecing and silk screening.
Vicki Conley lives in the mountains of southern New Mexico. She has been a creative person all her life and has recently retired from 42 years as a studio potter. She has been a fiber artist for about 20 years and is now also exploring surface pattern design and online teaching. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and was part of Quilt National 2017. Vicki has an eye for interpreting the natural world and is best known for her original national park poster art quilts. She and her husband now travel extensively in their RV with their two dogs, always looking for the next inspiration.
Vicki loves to teach via ZOOM as everyone has everything at their fingertips in their own studio! She just completed The Academy for Virtual Teaching – virtual teachers certification program! She loves speaking to guilds about quilting.
You may have seen Vicki’s work in Machine Quilting Unlimited, Art Quilting Studios and Art Quilt Quarterly and she has articles in recent issues of Quilting Arts Magazine. She has also been a guest on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson demonstrating some of the techniques she uses in her national park art quilts.
Vicki enjoys bold graphic landscapes as well as abstract improvisational piecing.
You can see her work at https://www.vicki-conley.com/
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