Monday, August 17, 2009

a few of my favorite things…Susan Faeder quilts and collage


boro boro byobu 5

If it were not for Susan I would not be so addicted to Japanese fabrics, and I probably would not have learned the term wabi sabi. It’s not that Susan taught me that term, but she definitely helped start me off on a path that helped me discover it for myself.

Susan runs a beautiful little store called the Beckoning Cat in Lewisburg, PA, a little town near us. She offers a wonderful selection of beautiful fabrics from Japan and elsewhere and lovely Japanese gifts.

what the tide brings in 2

Besides bringing so many lovely fabrics and crafts westward, Susan makes beautiful quilts and fabric collages. I love the fabric combinations she uses in quilts, and she is so supportive and inspiring to fellow quilters and wannabes like me. She leads a yearly tour to Japan called Quilters’ Express to Japan and teaches workshops.

boro boro byobu 3

Her recent work with Japanese rags is really unique. I love their wabi sabi nature. And they are on exhibit right now at Gallery Blu in Harrisburg, PA as part of a Japonisme” exhibit which features four artists from the west whose work is influenced by the art of Japan.

1 comment:

  1. What lovely work! It looks so tactile.

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