Susan Liimatta

Fiber Arts and Photography

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Artist Statement

Many of my quilts are inspired by traditional block patterns but by using modern fabrics and techniques I create contemporary pieces. Current explorations include quilts made in the new modern style and intricate art pieces. I work mostly with cotton fabrics, wool batting, and various threads, including silk, cotton, and polyester. My quilts have won numerous awards at international and regional quilt exhibitions in the U.S.

Photography has been a means of creative expression since taking courses in college and printing images in the darkroom. I can’t explain what motivates me to capture a scene other than to say I’m constantly observing and aware of what’s around me. My photography is focused on the abstract, street scenes, and landscapes.