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ABOUT MY WORK

My quilts are made with a variety of materials including cotton fabrics (both purchased and home-dyed), raffia, ribbon, beads, natural branches, and fabric-covered wood slats. Most have been embellished with hand embroidery and beading.Some recent pieces include photo images transferred onto fabric. Although I generally assemble most of my pieces by machine, many are done partially by hand, and several are completely hand-made. I am enamored with appliqué as my technique of choice because of the extra dimension it adds to a quilted piece.

Picasso said one should be radical in her art. I translate his thought to mean— experiment, try a new way of looking at things, break out of the proverbial box. So, look for some more 3-dimensional pieces being added in the near future!

SOLO SHOWS

2011 Thousand Oaks Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2011 Masks & Meditations — The Moraga Art Gallery, Moraga, CA

2012 Out of Africa — Orinda Public Library, Orinda, CA

2012 De Vrys University Lobby, 505 14th St., Oakland CA  

2015 Union Bank Lobbies, 350 & 400 California St., San Francisco CA

2016 500 Howard Street, Lobby Gallery, SanFrancisco, CA

COMMISSION WORK

2004 Square Dance

2008 Be One With Each Other

2014 Zero Gravity Dreamscape

GROUP/JURIED SHOWS

1997 World of Quilts — Northern Star Quilters Guild, Somers NY (Honorable Mention)

1997 Quilts=Art=Quilts —Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY (3rd Place Award)

1998 World of Quilts — Northern Star Quilters Guild, Somers NY (2nd Place Award)

2007 Thrice Threads — Pomona Cultural Center Gallery, Pomona, NY

2011 Fiber Dimensions at the Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA

2011 Fiber Dimensions at the Bay Model —Sausalito, CA

2011 500 Howard Street, Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 Congregational Church, Tiburon, CA

2012 EBHQ - Voices in Cloth — Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA

2012 Gayle Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Greenbrae, CA

2013 Intersections 6/Fiber Dimensions & Beyond — Herbst Exhibition Hall-
         The Presidio, San Francisco CA,

2014  EBHQ - Voices in Cloth — Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA

2014 KPFA Annual Crafts Fair, Richmond CA

2015 SAQA-That’s A Quilt? —  San Francisco Quilt Guild, San Francisco, CA

2016 EBHQ - Voices in Cloth — Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA  

2016 Outside the Line — Marin Society of Artists, San Raefel, CA

2016 SAQA Inspirations II — San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
                                          — Olive Hyde Gallery. Fremont, CA

2017  On The Fringe — SAQA / Firehouse Arts Center/Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton CA


GUEST SPEAKER

2014 Creativity Celebration — OLLI, San Francisco CA,

2014 INSPIRATION: Looking Out, Looking In —Valley Stitcher’s Guild, Pleasant Hill, CA,

2016 EBHQ — Thursday Night Meet-ups

2016 SAQA –

3-D Quilting San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA

MEDIA

The Quilt Life Magazine
, October 2011, featured “Jester”, a dual-image mask

Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek Journal - Arts & Leisure Section– Feature Article, November 11/24 & 20, 2011

Lamorinda Weekly, November 9, 2011

Lamorinda Sun, November 18, 2011

The Orinda News, July 2012

SAQA Journal, Health & Wholeness feature, Fall 2015 —‘Disappearing into Alzheimer’s’

ORGANIZATIONS

Fiber Dimensions

East Bay Heritage Quilters (EBHQ)

Studio Art Quilter’s Association (SAQA)

For more information or to make a purchase, contact me at: susan@quiltedbysusanheller.com

Commissions Welcome.