2021 Fantastic Fibers

FANTASTIC FIBERS is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational must see for fine artists, quilters, and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.

2021’s Fantastic Fibers exhibition featured work from 5 different countries, 20+ states, and over 70 different artists!

2021 Awards

1st Place ($1,000)
Melissa Maddonni Haims
Philadelphia, PA

2nd Place ($500)
Love and Loathe
Ann Clarke
Syracuse, NY

3rd Place ($300)
Mary Pal
Ontario, Canada

Honorable Mention ($200)
The March for Love
Linda Anderson
La Mesa, CA


Participating Artists

Ann Clarke
Anna Kristina Goransson
Anna McKeown
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval
Barbara Oliver Hartman
Becca Barolli
Blair Treuer
Cael Chappell
Carol Irving
Caroline Witthohn
Cassie Arnold
Catherine Beard
Claire Thompson
Deborah A. Moore Harris
Debra Disman
Diana Fox
Donna Deaver
Dorothy Raymond
Emily Dvorin
Erik Jon Olson
Esther Marie Hall
Eunhee Lee
Evee Erb
Frauke Palmer
George Art Gianakopoulos
Hayley Perry
Hyunsoo Kim
Jacque Davis
Janet Moore
Jo-Ann Morgan
Julia Rapinoe
Justine Riley
Katharine Miele
Katherine Gibson
Kathy Menzie
Kathy Suprenant
Kevin Dotson
Kevin Tracy
Kim Eichler-Messmer
Lena Meszaros
Lesley Patterson-Marx
Linda Anderson
Loralyn Cecil
Lorie Auguste
Lynne Rigby
Maree Grosser
Mary Pal
Melinda Smith Vasseur
Melissa Maddonni Haims
Miriam Omura
Morgan Rose Free
Natalie Spicker
Nelly Song
Niraja Lorenz
Nolan Wright
Patience Coale Renzulli
Paulina Otero Nava
Rachel Ivy Clarke
Rebecca Smith
Rena Wood
Roz Ritter
Stephanie Eche
Sue Hale
Susan Doyle
Susan Finer
Susan Hensel
Taeyoun Kim
Tanis Meyers
Tea Okropiridze
Veronica Lund
Victoria Carley
Viviana Lombrozo
Wendy M. Fuselier
Sandra Johnson

JUROR: Sandra Johnson

“My quilt journey started over 30 years ago and I continue to be inspired by the myriad of fabrics and techniques learned over time. I am a passionate teacher who encourages students to create unique fabric creations, whether the end product is a quilt or garment. Creating what is important to the maker is a joyful experience that I try to pass on in my workshops. Wherever you are in your design process my goal is to inspire your creative “genius” and improve your techniques.

Hand sewing with my grandmother started it all. From the beginning, the process of transforming fabric into art struck me as magical. Sewing was the foundation that led me into quilting. What started as a hobby turned my passion into an artistic reality.

I love to hand stitch using the traditional Japanese Sashiko and Boro embroidery styles and incorporating them as a decorative feature into my designs. The concrete, repetitive nature of this work frees my imagination provides many opportunities for happy accidents and grace to influence the finished product.

My core materials for quilting are thread and fabric, however, I often employ recycled denim, yarns, dyed fabrics and stamps to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. I hold a B.S. in Clothing, Textiles and Design from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Recently, I discovered modern quilting: simple, crayoned patchworks that resonate deeply with my fiber work. Inspired and invigorated by a renewed sense of continuity, and awed by the mystery of how creation occurs, my process allows me to explore visions to enable my creative work to evolve and grow.”

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