United States, Jennifer Raish, Quilting
Jennifer Raish, a US-born creative now living in Germany, makes one-of-a-kind quilts. In the past, she has worked in fine arts, fashion sewing, crochet, and fabric sculpture. As a quilter, she mixes materials and techniques with a modern improv style. While she uses traditional and durable construction methods, she also plays with the conventional 'rules' of sewing and quilt making, experimenting with edges - making quilts with unconventional borders, leaving fabric edges raw in the patchwork, and incorporating pretty selvedges. She also experiments with fabric combinations, bringing together different textures, prints, and weights. She uses techniques such as visible mending, embroidery, and pintucks to bring another layer of visual interest. Her aesthetic is eclectic; some quilts have minimalist qualities and others are vibrant and busy, while traditional quilt block patterns, such as flying geese, half square triangles, and courthouse steps are sometimes given a place within her freer designs.
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