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Jamie Lyn Kara

Milwaukee, WI

Jamie Lyn Kara

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bio

Jamie Lyn Kara was born in the beautiful Hudson Valley, 75 miles north of New York City where she grew up making mud-pies and leaf-burritos. She traveled with her family throughout the Northeast, developing a love for new places and experiences. This led her to pursue a BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design where she could express her excitement for the world in a hands-on and visual way. While studying at SCAD, Jamie traveled coast-to-coast absorbing inspiration, collecting materials, and digging in the dirt while working on a few organic farms. This experience helped strengthen her sense of place and shape her work, which includes lots of stitching and the use of many repurposed materials. Jamie also enjoys working collaboratively, dreaming up new ideas and designs.

Artist Statement

In a lot of ways traveling is the same as making a quilt; it’s the art of discovery. Every place has its own sunrise, its own landscape and its own colors. When I create I don’t just have a sense of visual purpose in mind, but a sense of place. I want you to feel the watery breeze of the Georgia coast in the summertime, the sun-bleached valleys of Maine in August, the glowing hills and salty air of the California beaches, and the overwhelming scope of Colorado’s gun-metal mountains. Color and texture are crucial for achieving this effect, but those are just a pretty exterior. Your heart, that comes from actually being from your home, surrounding yourself with experiences and materials from your land. Material is what gives the piece heart.

I collect new and old materials from the places I explore. Used is always better. When you create a quilt from all repurposed materials, each piece has its own story. People are always changing, always evolving, always repurposing themselves; they have histories that you might not ever get to know, but you can somehow feel. Materials are the same way. This piece of denim may have once been a middle schooler’s favorite jeans and that scrap of linen might’ve been his grandmother’s summer dress. Materials like these breathe life just like any person, and when they are combined into something greater they become not just a collage, but a community. We are all such small pieces to a collective whole, connecting through feeling going beyond seeing or touching.

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Work N50 W5050 Portand Road Cedarburg WI 53012 Work Phone: 262.313.8885Website: Cooperage
Categories: Artists, Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Teacher

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Work W62 N580 Washington Ave Cedarburg WI 53012 Work Phone: 262.377.5000Cell Phone: 414.313.8765Website: Cedarburg Woolen Mill
Categories: Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Museums, Retail Shops, Suppliers, Woolen Mills

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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
Categories: Artists, Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail

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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
Categories: Artists, Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail
Work 219 N Main Street Thiensville WI 53092 Work Phone: 262.292.8218Website: Material Matters Quilt Shop
Categories: Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Retail Shops

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Work 3159A N Dousman St Milwaukee, wi 53212 Website: Heidi Parkes ArtBlog: Heidi Parkes Art
Categories: Artists, Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Teacher

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Gina Studelska

Fiber Artist
Work 1300 14th Ave Grafton Wisconsin 53024 Work Phone: 414.339.4643Website: Gina Studelska
Categories: Artists, Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Teacher
Work 2441 N. 66th St Milwaukee WI Website: Linda Sweek DesignsWebsite: Sew and Sew Retreats
Categories: Artists, Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Teacher

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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
Categories: Artists, Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Teacher
Work N50 W5050 Portland Road Cedarburg WI 53012 Work Phone: 262.546.0300Website: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
Categories: Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Guilds, Museums, Schools & Art Centers

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Work 318 Green Bay Road Cedarburg WI 53012 Work Phone: 262.377.2770Website: Ye Olde Schoolhouse
Categories: Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, Retail Shops