Name: Denyse Schmidt
Gig(s): Quilt Author, Artist and Fabric Designer
Excerpt Craft Corps (Chapter 13):
“VH: When did you start quilting?
DS: You know, it’s funny, I didn’t grow up quilting; I grew up sewing. I’d already had a career in New York as a modern dancer and performer, and went back to school for graphic design. I moved to Connecticut and ended up working at a children’s book publisher. It paid really well, but was creatively a little stifling, Prior to that, I had become intrigued by quilts. Before I went to Rhode Island School of Design, I had taken some drawing classes at a museum and was really interested in the idea of collage and discovered crazy quilts. I became interested in the quilt as object. Textiles and sewing had always been part of what I did, so I think it was natural extension of my graphic design work.“
Today’s Giveaway: 5 Pack of Denyse’s Signature Quilt Patterns!
Please be sure to include your real name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.
Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!
Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from knitter extraordinaire, Shannon Okey!