Mon, Jan 27|
Timna Tarr: What Ifs…Working in a Series
Why do artists work in series? Creating a series of quilts is a way to form a body of work, find and strengthen your artistic voice, help you focus, and add meaning to your work. Join Timna as she shares her own experience of working in series.
Time & Location
Jan 27, 2025, 6:30 PM CST
About the Event
Why do artists work in series? Creating a series of quilts is a way to form a body of work, find and strengthen your artistic voice, help you focus, and add meaning to your work. Join Timna as she shares her own experience of working in series - some of which were planned, while others turned out to be quite accidental. The one thing they all have in common is that each collection started with the question of “what if…?”
Timna Tarr comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. She bought her first longarm in 2001 and began quilting clients' quilts shortly thereafter. Timnas own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections and have been seen in exhibits, publications, and on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. Timna is a designer for Studio e Fabrics, the author of Stitched Photo Mosaic Quilting, and is an in-demand teacher and speaker. She lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Timna Tarr’s work is about color and small compositions. Each block in a quilt is made as its own element, independent of the other blocks. After all the blocks are constructed, her goal is to arrange the small compositions to play off each other and work together to create a larger whole. What keeps Timna engaged is watching how the project changes and transforms with the addition of each color and texture.
The resulting quilts are contemporary works, set in this time and place, which reference the rich tradition of quilt making.
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