Barbara Schneider

I began quilting in 1996 and rediscovered the pleasure of working with cloth, paint, dye, and thread. I have a B.S. in Visual Design from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, and a M. A. in Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University. I worked for many years as a book designer in the publishing industry. I make handmade paper and collect Japanese folk art. I am working on a degree in ornamental horticulture and feel the need to connect with the natural environment every day. These interests have had a strong influence on the my work.

I create contemporary art quilts and textiles. I often use vintage kimono fabrics in combination with other materials, papers, and embellishments. My current work is about the concept of time - the passage of time, the effects of time, the look of time. One project is a series of hand-dyed whole cloth pieces that use architectural fragments to explore the passage of time.

My work has been selected for several exhibits including Quilt National 2001, Women's Work 2000 and 2001, the Yokohama Quilt Festival 2000, the Professional Art Quilters' Alliance Small Works and the Fine Art of Fiber 1999, 2000 and 2001. My work is in several private collections.

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Reflections, Burano, Italy, Var. 1,
© 2000
Hand-dyed and commercial cottons, machine quilting, fused and appliqued. 47"h, 32"w. Selected for Quilt National 2001.

Detail, Reflections, Burano, Italy, Var. 1

Palm Leaf

Hand-dyed cottons, hand and machine quilting, 58" h, 54"w.

Palm Leaf


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