Hello, I'm Susan Stein.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Susan SteinSince the beginning of my quilting career in 1977, I have explored the many facets of quilting–for the wall, body, bed, office, and church.  Writing and designing have been an important part of my work, with seven books, many articles, and numerous contributions to major publications.  Teaching is a passion, especially when it involves turning people on to new techniques and talents.  My goal is to inform all people who view quilts of the myriad styles and functions of quilts and to empower students to express their own creative ideas through cloth, paint, and fiber.

My work utilizes saturated color, texture, and designs that transition from the traditional into the contemporary.  Hand-dyed fabrics from many artists inspire my work and provide a surface for further embellishment.  Recently, surface design implemented with paint, discharge agents, photo transfer, layering, and manipulation have been the main focus of my pieces.  Recurring themes are trees and leaves, which appeal to viewers of all ages and experience, and emphasis on beauty expressed with rich materials and simple motifs.

Thank you for your interest in my art quilts and my teaching!

Susan Stein

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 Email: susan@susan-stein.com    Phone: 651.303.6858

EDUCATION— BA in English, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

EXPERIENCE 2001 – present — Author of The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting, Creative Publishing 2012 * Spun Gold award, Textile Center of MN, 2011  *  Author of The Complete Fabric Artist’s Workshop, Creative Publishing 2011 (compilation)  *  Mentor, Mentor/Protégé program at Textile Center 2011-12  *  Lecturer and instructor for guilds and shops  *  Author of The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Arts, Creative Publishing 2010  *  Instructor at Textile Center of MN  *  Author of Fabric Art Projects, published by Creative Publishing 2009  *  Author of Fabric Art Workshop, published by Creative Publishing 2007  *  Minnesota Quilter of the Year, 2003  *  Owner of Colorful Quilts & Textiles, St. Paul, MN, 2001-2009  *  Instructor at American Quilters Society show, 2002  *  Author of Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Coming Full Circle, published by AQS, 2001

EXPERIENCE 1989 – 2001 — Owner of Colorful Quilts & Textiles, St. Paul, MN, 1995-1997  *  Freelance fiber artist -National and local quilting instructor  *  Consultant for Singer Sewing Reference Library  *  Author of Colorful Angles, published by EZ International, New Jersey, 1993  *  Writer for Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA  *  Contributor to Mc Call’s Quilting, Quilter’s Newsletter, and American Quilter magazines  *  Contributor to books by Oxmoor House and American Quilter’s Society

EXHIBITS and COMPETITIONS — Library exhibits, Textile Center, July-August, 2010, and June, 2011, book samples *  Serendipity, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN, January, 2010  *  3 pieces -Solo show, Textile Center, November & December, 2007  *  Group show, Hennepin Co. Government Center, January, 2007   *  Several exhibits with MN Contemporary Quilters, 2006  *  Solo exhibit, retrospective, MN Quilters June, 2003 Show *   MN Quilter of the Year  *  Group show, Thrivent, Mpls., MN, January, 2003  *  “Infinity” -Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival  *  AQS Exhibit, January, 2002  *   “Journey” -Group show  *   Bloomington, MN Art Center, June 2001   *   “Evening Stars” Invitational show, Mansfield, OH Arts Center, March-April, 2000, six pieces

PUBLICATIONS –– St. Paul Pioneer Press, article about me in Entrepreneur section, March 18, 2007  *  St. Paul Pioneer Press, article about me in Entrepreneur section, Dec. 25, 2005  *  When Quilt Designers Think Small, Creative Publishing, 2004, two chapters  *  Colorful, Casual, and Comfy Quilts, Rodale Press, 2003 *   “Plaids & Stripes” quilt -Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, December, 2002 *   photo of “Monet vs. Pollock” -Paducah Sun newspaper  April, 2002  *  article on Double Wedding Rings, photos -Country Living magazine, May, 2002  *   mention in article on Double Wedding Rings -Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 14, 2002  *  article on quilts, photos and quotes -American Quilter Magazine, Summer, 2000  *   three page article and photographs -Creative Guide to Color & Fabric, Rodale Press, 2000, chapters, two quilt photos -QUILT Almanac, 2000, article with photo and photo.