January 29-March 25, 2012
6501 Third Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53143
hours 1-4:00 Tuesday through Sunday
Marcia Stein's work is my subject today. Marcia is a San Francisco textile artist whose award-winning work has been shown in a number of juried exhibitions at galleries, museums, and quilt shows throughout the country and is included in several public and private collections.
I have always found large blocks of color in quilts to be most appealing to me. They make bold statements that make you step back and study and enjoy the work. As you will see Marcia likes color too. She is the author of a book from C and T called Picture This! The image on the cover is included in the show.
|Quilt by Marcia Stein, Sidewalk Cafe|
She says, “While I still enjoy using the geometric shapes of traditional quilt making and the more free-form techniques of contemporary quilt art, my current work focuses on storytelling through appliqué, and for this I call upon my interest in photography.”
|Quilt by Marcia Stein, '52 Pickup|
|Quilt by Marcia Stein, French Laundry|
|Look at the stitching on the pockets of this pair of pants.|
|Here is a detail of one of the shutters.|
Marcia states, "My current series is based on photographs I took in Santa Fe, Italy, England, and the South of France.”
|Ladies in Waiting and Gone for a Walk quilts by Marcia Stein|
|Gone for a Dip and French Laundry quilts by Marcia Stein|
Originally from Chicago, Marcia is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She took up quilting in 1992, after a lifelong interest in other needle arts, and has been pursuing her interest in textile art full-time since 1996.
|French Shoes by Marcia Stein|
What little girl wouldn't want a pair of shoes like this? Thank you Marcia for creating such interesting art.