Joan Bazzel / The Bazzel WorkshopSalutations to all those interested in handmade objects. I've been a maker for almost 3 decades, the third in the...
Susan Webb Lee
Susan Lee Studio
Quilts are not just for the bed! Imagine your walls with unique fabric art that sets a mood, enhances your decor, and lifts your spirit. My designs are abstract and free-form in nature, and are put together much like fabric puzzles. I work intuitively as I go, without relying on patterns, sketches or drawings. This allows each quilt to develop somewhat spontaneously, and I have the freedom to alter the composition at will.
I started making quilts in 1979, using fabric that I had painted with Procion dyes. My first quilts involved no piecing, and were made from one width of painted cotton fabric. During the mid 80's, I began experimenting with the technique of piecing quilts and used primarily commercial prints and solids. Eventually I combined my hand-dyed fabrics with the commercial prints, and generally work that way today. My quilts have been exhibited throughout the United States and in several foreign countries, including France, New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Canada, and the Czech Republic. At one time, I had a quilt on loan to the Ambassador's Residence in Guatemala City through the Smithsonian SITES program, and that quilt was shown for several years at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC. In October of 2004, my husband and I moved from Charlotte to the mountains of western NC to enjoy the exquisite scenery here, and to be a part of the vibrant arts community.
My quilts are included in many public and private collections, including that of textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen, The Fine Arts Museum of the South (Mobile, AL), Wingate University (Monroe, NC), Appalachian State University (Boone, NC), and The Mayo Clinic, among others.