Art On View: Wisconsin Inspirations

Winter Sun, by Kate Braus

Winter Sun, by Kate Braus

Six area quilters share their work in the Steinhauer Trust Gallery during May and June.

The artists find inspiration in Wisconsin’s landscape of prairies, woodlands, farms, rivers, and lakes – scenes viewed on the land and even from the air. The quilts’ leaves, trees, flowers, and shrubs are “cut-outs” from their collections of printed and hand-dyed fabrics. These pieces are machine appliqued onto background fabrics. They enhance hues and colors with fabric paints, dyes, inks, markers, and pastels. The fabrics have a wide variety of light and dark to reflect the way nature plays with light and shadow across landscapes. They machine quilt using free motion stitching, a technique they feel allows for almost as much spontaneity as painting. Many of the quilts are inspired by personal photographs or a memory of a place visited. The group finds joy and inspiration in their time together spent designing, quilting, talking, and laughing.


Kate Braus

Sherri Cyra

Diane Dempsey

Jane Mooney

Barbara Schrank

Natalie Sewell