Fusing the Grid: Variations on a Square Theme &
Cut and Collage: Abstraction & Proportion
Back to back workshops with Sue Benner
Cut & Collage: Abstraction & Proportion
Create a series of experimental fused-fabric collages to combine in an art quilt composition (or two). With these instructions, Sue Benner offers techniques used in making her Walking Through Time series. This is a great workshop for developing new directions in abstract composition, color, design, and sensitivity to proportion.
Fusing the Grid: Variations on a Square Theme
To create a series of three art quilts based on a grid structure, Sue Benner offers many ways to work with rectilinear design using fusible web. This is a great workshop for developing new directions in color, working in a series, and experimenting with silk and other fibers. The techniques and ideas that Sue teaches in this workshop are the basis for much of her work.
About Sue Brenner
While pursuing a degree in molecular biology and a master’s in biomedical illustration, Sue Benner created her vision of the microscopic universe in painted and quilted textile constructions. Her early work propelled her to become a studio artist in 1980, working primarily in the medium that later became known as the Art Quilt.
An innovator in her field, Benner creates complex dyed and painted textiles combined with recycled fabrics to form collaged fields of pattern, color, and beauty. Her work is shown world-wide in galleries, US embassies and museums including the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, National Quilt Museum, Neville Public Museum and the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art.
Her quilts have been juried into Quilt National eight times, recently winning the Most Innovative Use of the Medium award. She served as a juror in 2009.
A respected educator, she lectures and teaches workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of surface design, textile collage, fused quilt construction and artistic inspiration. She is well known for her communications skills and her ability to bring her knowledge of design and technique to the classroom experience.
Living in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, J. Craig Jett, Benner works in her studio custom-built in the backyard of their family home. They have two grown sons, Kellan and Calder Jett, who were the muses for many of her early series.
Although she has lived in Texas for over 40 years, part of her heart resides still in her home state of Wisconsin.
More information is available at her website.