WOW!!! When I first saw the pictures in the article on Ann Brauer in the September/October 2012 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited – I knew I was in for a treat! Her quilts are just beautiful. She uses color in such an amazing way.
I have long been a fan of string quilts, yet these quilts are just… more… so much more. They come together in a beautiful play on color, and design, and seem to make a statement.
Not only did I love looking at her quilts, it was very neat to see that way she put them together. The article offers so much more than just a picture show.
A little bit about Ann:
Growing up on a farm in Illinois, she was surrounded by the traditional quilts that her grandmother and mother created. There she developed a lifelong passion for fiber. Eventually she taught herself to make quilts. Immediately she fell in love with the patterns that the blocks created.
Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the American Museum of Art + Design, Surdna Foundation in New York City, The Lodge at Turning Stone and the Federal District Courthouse in Springfield, MA. In 2006 she received an Award of Excellence from the American Craft Council at the Baltimore Craft Show. She has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artist Foundation.
To find out more about Ann you can see her blog at http://www.annbrauer.com/Ann_Brauer_Quilt_Studio/Blog.html
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In addition to this wonderful article on Ann you will find articles on” Designing and Selecting Fills to Enhance your Quilt” by Diane Rusin Doran, “Exploring Nature” by Joanne Baeth, and of course our “Ask Kimmy” Column.