Quilting started with these wonderful scraps that she was unable to throw away. As any fiber person knows, scrap multiplies arithmetically in proportion to the business of the artist. She had to do something with these beautifully dyed silks and gorgeous cotton hand wovens. Art quilts, with the twist of practicality, are the focus of her creativity now.
She hand-dyes and prints of the fabric and also uses commercial fabrics to obtain the look she is seeing in her mind. “If you could be inside my head and see what I see…” a student once wrote; Jane totally agrees!
In recent years, these quilts have won best in show in West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, and numerous Judges choice awards. Jane’s quilts are in the possession of many collectors around the country and have hung in the American Embassy in Saudi Arabia.
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Ice House Artist’s Co-op (304) 867-3073
138 Independence St, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411