Mon, Sep 15|
Stephanie Shore: Working in a Series: a Quilter’s Journey
Stephanie Shore is a former academic scientist and educator now turned art quilter. Her quilts have been juried into several international art quilt exhibits.
Time & Location
Sep 15, 2025, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
About the Event
This lecture will take the audience through my process of making a series of art quilts (now numbering more than 25). I call this series my Fragments series. I begin with my original inspiration and the process of determining what it was about that inspiration that drew me in. Next I describe the initial series of studies I created as I tried to turn that inspiration into something that felt like it was my own. I focus on the evolution of the series and how each piece built on the one before. I present some of the side alleys I took and why I turned back from each of these. Finally, I present the major works that resulted from the series. My goal is to encourage the process of working in a series and the benefits that can derive from this way of working.
Stephanie Shore is a former academic scientist and educator now turned art quilter. Her quilts have been juried into several international art quilt exhibits, including Quilts=Art=Quilts, SAQA’s global exhibitions Upcycle!, Light the World, Sustainability, and Haven, as well as Quilt Visions 2022 and Art Quilt Elements 2024. She has a passion for strong colors and most of her quilts are abstract in nature. Her most recent series, Fragments, uses small rectangles of fabric fused onto an “underquilt” in a mosaic-like manner and stitched in place. The interaction of the fused elements and the fabrics underneath creates additional patterns and augments the sense of movement that the quilts evoke. Increasingly, Stephanie uses fabrics that she has dyed or painted herself using recycled textiles as the base. She hopes in this way to reduce the environmental impact of her art quilting practice. You can see examples of her work on Instagram @stephanieshoreart.
Instagram - @stephanieshoreart