This lecture is about inspirations and evolution. Through slides I show how I started, how I work now, and share a little bit about what I’ve learned and the obstacles I’ve encountered throughout my 20+ year creative journey. My intention is to encourage by example. I hope attendees will leave inspired - feeling that if I can do it they can too. I like to bring as many quilts as I can and I am open to all questions.

Velda's Bio

Velda Newman is a contemporary fiber artist from Nevada City, California. Her large scale designs, portraying subjects from nature, have been exhibited extensively thoughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan. Newman uses textiles and thread the way other artists use paint and brush. Her primary source of inspiration is the natural world and her exquisitely crafted quilts reflect the detail and design she finds there. Her work has appeared in many national and international publications, including MASTERS Art Quilts, published in 2008, and is included in both public and private collections. Her quilt ZINNIA, was selected by Quilt Visions 2010 Committee to be the recipient of the Quilts Japan Prize.

Ms. Newman lectures and teaches her techniques on an international level for many conferences and quilt guilds. Her book, VELDA NEWMAN: A Painters's Approach to Quilt Design, was published by Fiber Studio Press. The second book, A Workshop With Velda Newman, was published by C&T Publishing.