Two new artists are displaying work in the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop. They are Peg Collins, who does quilt wall hangings, and Amity Nicholson who does bead work inspired by Native American designs. Here are some examples of their work.
Of her quilting, Peg Collins says,
“The word ‘quilt’ usually evokes an image of Grandma’s bed quilts. The quilts I make are Contemporary Art Quilts, and are meant to be displayed on a wall. My art quilts are made from commercial batiks and my own hand-dyed fabrics. I am inspired by the beauty of nature; especially the colors of Colorado.
I enjoy fabric as a medium for the texture and wide variation of color. Dyeing my own fabrics is magical because I don’t know what color combinations and texture will be in the end result. I can then use those pieces in my designs; and often I design based on the fabrics.”