SANDRA SIDER, Curator for the Texas Quilt Museum and a New York contemporary quilt artist specializing in cyanotype and other photographic processes since 1980. In “Art Work” you will find my quilts in public collections as well as quilts currently available for purchase and exhibition. (All my work is created in a non-smoking, pet-free environment.) You can also learn about my personal quilt history, including quilts by others in my collection. The “Publications” page documents my writing in fiber art and art criticism; publications that illustrate my quilts are listed in the CV within “Bio”. Some of the exhibitions for which I have served as juror or curator can be found in “Curatorial.” If you are interested in booking Powerpoint lectures concerning quilts as contemporary art or arranging for one of my quilt critique workshops or portfolio reviews, please take a look at the “Teaching” page. The twelve volumes of The Studio Quilt publication series founded by me in 2010 can be purchased via Amazon.com. The series, which closed in 2013, documents a broad range of the quilt art genre.
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Teaching at Peter's Valley Craft Center: August 14-18, 2015
ART QUILT EXPLORATIONS
In this workshop, participants will learn and experiment with several processes and techniques to transform the surface of fabric in amazing ways. Part of the course will involve tricks of photo transfer, using the heat transfer method. Participants will also learn masking, rubbing, stamp printing, painting, and hand embroidery, using a solid color of fabric. We will end the workshop on the last day by applying everything you have learned on a piece of “ugly” commercial fabric to make it interesting, if not beautiful.