Silk Water Lily Scarf
About the Artist
Renowned art quilter Susan Rivers is a self-confessed “Fiber Alchemist”. She has been experimenting with fabric all her life and enthusiastically shares the magic.
Her art life has been balanced with a profession in environmental planning and emergency management but the process of creating with fabric is now her main focus.
Susan’s many years of exploring the possibilities by playing and experimenting have culminated in “Quilted Alchemy” a mix of folk art, technology, and personal expression. Through exhibits, presentations and classes she explores and teaches about the evolution of quilts from functional item to art form while embracing the ever-advancing technology available to fiber artists.
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Creating with fabric is much more then cutting up material and sewing it back together. It is a personal expression that can convey a celebration of joy, be a catharsis for dealing with loss or be meditative with purpose and peace in every stitch.
Since my early days of beloved blankies and swatches brought home to me by my Grandfather who worked in the NYC Garment District, fabric has always held magic for me.
Each of my pieces has it’s own particular blend of ‘Quilted Alchemy’ and it is my hope to spark others to create some magic of their own.”