Quilting Against the Odds with Jane Sassaman

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Quilting Against the Odds with Jane Sassaman

April 16 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a lecture by Jane Sassaman: Quilting Against the Odds.

This visual lecture is about accomplishing your work in spite of obstacles – family life, space limitations, etc.  It is a pep talk and slide show which covers my inspirations and my obstacles.  I encourage people to do “what you have to do” by using myself and other artists as examples.

About Jane:

After a varied career in the design world, Jane began to quilt in 1980.  She found that these “soft paintings” satisfied the draftsman, the craftsman and the artist in her.  Consequently, she is now a dedicated (some say “obsessed”) quilt artist and fabric designer.

Her art quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National 1989 through 2005 and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American art quilts in England. Her quilt “Willow” was named as One of the One Hundred Best American Quilts of the Century. Jane is also the author of “The Quilted Garden”.  The book includes twenty years of her work and exercises for making nature-inspired quilts.

Jane’s love for historic decorative arts can be seen in all facets of her work, but it is especially evident in the exuberant fabric she is currently designing for FreeSpirit. Her designs are oversized and colorful and have been coined as “William Morris on anti-depressants”. They are created for quilts, wearables and home decorating. Her latest book, Patchwork Sassaman Style, beautifully illustrates her fabric “in action”.

Visit Jane’s website here.

This will be an in person only  meeting: in-person at St Anne’s.
Nonmembers may pay a $5 guest fee at the door.


April 16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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St. Anne of the Sunset
850 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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