Contemporary Quilting

by Brittany Harris on May 15, 2011 at 7:53 am

Contemporary Ohio quilts were on display this weekend at the Zanesville Museum of Art.

Sue Cavanaugh was among several artists showcasing their work. Cavanaugh has been stitching since she was a little girl and said she loves being able to create unique designs using various fabrics and dyes.

"While it does relate to traditional quilting in that there are three layers of fabric I use the quilting stitch to help keep texture in my pieces," she said.

Cavanaugh uses a method called stitch resist shirbori and also paints dye on the fabrics with a brush. She said her inspiration comes from nature especially water and rivers.

"I like those because they also kind of remind me of life, you start small as a seed, you grow you take this turn and that turn, you pick up a little debris here leave some debris and eventually flow you into the great sea of the unknown," she said the Artist.

The art will be on display until July 14th. To purchase any of her work, you can visit: