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.
Here are my latest sketchbook close ups, this time with markers. Amazingly, since I pulled out my sketchbook for these close ups I have started sketching more landscapes from photos,using pencil crayons. markers, and watercolour crayons, and have moved to painting some small scenes on fabric which I will finish with stitching etc etc. It really is a motivator. Here are some 'closer ups' - mushrooms, pebbles, flowers, seed pods etc. I'm thinking, after reading the latest Sketchbook Challenge post (Up Close Imaginary Worlds), that I need to add some smurfs under those mushrooms.
You can see my work at juanitasauvefibreart on Instagram.
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!