About The Artist
Sue’s creativity runs deep, and she has had many creative hobbies and interests over the years. She learned to quilt in 1990 and began designing her own quilt patterns in 2005. Her patterns can be found in quilt shops from coast to coast in Canada and the United States.
Over the years, Sue has created designs for Northcott and TrendTex Fabrics and has been published in numerous quilt magazines, including Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting, McCall’s Quilting, Quick Quilting, A Needle Pulling Thread, Canadian Quilters’ Association’s Canadian Quilter Magazine, and Quilter’s Connection Magazine. Her award-winning work has been displayed in art galleries and quilt shows locally and across North America.
In 2012, Sue found her true calling as a fibre artist. She takes inspiration from the beauty in nature, and loves to photograph the waters, woodlands, and gardens in her home province of British Columbia, Canada, as well as the flora and fauna she discovers in her travels around the world. She uses a variety of techniques and materials to express her ideas and to transform her photos into textile and fibre art. Sue’s objective is to give the viewer a feeling of being able to step right into her textile pieces and stay a while, and she strives to emote in her work the joy, pleasure and tranquillity that is inherent in the simple beauty of nature.
In her classes, Sue’s casual yet professional teaching style inspires her students to look at nature and the world around them with a fresh, new perspective, and, using what they learn, create their own masterpieces of nature in fibre.
Sue speaks and teaches in quilt shops and guild meetings, at trade shows and retreats, and in her studio in Maple Ridge, BC.