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Heidi Parkes

Heidi Parkes Art

Some common themes in my art are those of mapping, memory, and color field work. I use fabric and shapes to abstractly represent landscapes and places. I use found textiles to incorporate histories and memories in the art. While I work alone, I encourage a feeling of collaboration in my art. First, in my materials, because the fabrics were made, designed, printed, and sourced from places outside myself. Second, I use the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi to collaborate with nature. I ‘allow’ things to happen when dying my fabric and when hand quilting.

I piece and quilt in an improvisational style. This tradition is well known in ‘The Quilts of Gee’s Bend,’ and they are often referred to as having a jazz aesthetic in their art. By improvising, when I start a quilt, I know the general direction in which I plan to work, but I have not pre-planned, sketched in detail, or gridded the design in advance. Much like an abstract expressionist painter, I react to the work as I’m making it.

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Heidi Parkes Art -- Quilting and Textile Art

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Work N50 W5050 Portand Road Cedarburg WI 53012 Work Phone: 262.313.8885Website: Cooperage
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Work W62 N580 Washington Ave Cedarburg WI 53012 Work Phone: 262.377.5000Cell Phone: 414.313.8765Website: Cedarburg Woolen Mill
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Work 1300 14th Ave Grafton WI 53024 Work Phone: 262.377.0344Website: Grafton Yarn Store
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Work 1300 14th Ave Lower Level Grafton WI 53024 Work Phone: 262.377.2242Website: Ilze Heider Leather Design
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Jamie Lyn Kara

Quilt Maker
Work Milwaukee WI Website: Jamie Lyn Kara
Categories: Artists, Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Fiber Art Almanac Artist

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Mary Mendla

Fine Art, Fiber and Wearable Art, Fashion DesignMary Mendla Fine Art and Apparel
Work 177 Green Bay Road Thiensville WI 53092 Work Phone: 262.227.3992Website: Mary Mendla Fine Art and ApparelWebsite: Facets Fashions on EtsyWebsite: Affluere Yoga Wear on Etsy
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Work 219 N Main Street Thiensville WI 53092 Work Phone: 262.292.8218Website: Material Matters Quilt Shop
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Work 3159A N Dousman St Milwaukee, wi 53212 Website: Heidi Parkes ArtBlog: Heidi Parkes Art
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Gina Studelska

Fiber Artist
Work 1300 14th Ave Grafton Wisconsin 53024 Work Phone: 414.339.4643Website: Gina Studelska
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Work 2441 N. 66th St Milwaukee WI Website: Linda Sweek DesignsWebsite: Sew and Sew Retreats
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The Arts Mill

Contact: Paula DeStefanis
Work 1300 14th Ave Grafton WI 53024 Work Phone: 262.377.3516Website: The Arts Mill
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Work W62N580 Washington Ave Cedarburg WI 53012 Work Phone: 262.385.6166Website: Weber Arts
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Work N50 W5050 Portland Road Cedarburg WI 53012 Work Phone: 262.546.0300Website: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
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Work 318 Green Bay Road Cedarburg WI 53012 Work Phone: 262.377.2770Website: Ye Olde Schoolhouse
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