Juanita Sauve Art Quilts: With fabric and paints I capture landscapes, people and ideas, designing colourful, one-of-a-kind hand-stitched wall hangings. Inspiration is everywhere around us. My work tells a story - about me, about my world, and my ideas and values.
A few weeks ago, I sent some photos to the Globe and Mail. They were asking for photos taken in Canada's National Parks. To my surprise they chose a photo that I took in Cape Breton National Park and it was published on Thursday, June 9 in their Travel section. This photo was one of the inspirations for a piece called 'The Sea is Our Mother' which I submitted to an exhibition recently. It was taken during my annual trip to the Hike the Highlands Festival in Cape Breton. We were hiking the Jack Pine Trail and stopped at this spot called a 'Squeaker Hole'. A lovely spot with a view of the Atlantic from up on the cliffs.
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It was when I was working as a social worker that I began quilting. For the last 20 years I have been creating art quilts, mostly stitched by hand. Recently I have added machine stitching to some of my pieces. I still love hand stitching and create many hand embroidered pieces often with painted backgrounds. I find inspiration in the natural world and there is usually a story behind the inspiration for my pieces.
I now stitch full time and love learning about fibre and exhibiting, and selling my work. I learn from other artists, workshops, quilting magazines and books, fibre arts groups, and friendly challenges. Visit my website at www.juanitasauveartquilts.com and my shop JuanitaSauveFibreArtonEtsy All photos and artwork on this site are the sole property of the site owner/ copyrighted by the author and not to be copied or reproduced without my permission. Enjoy your visit!