I am Barbara Grandon, a mixed media artist who loves to create art quilts using a number of techniques from raw edge applique, to piecing, and layering. I embellish my pieces using various surface design techniques including the use of stamps -both hand made and purchased, thermo-fax screens, beads, acrylic paint, hand dye fabrics and ink. Today I work to achieve a balance of dramatic and improvised tensions of color, stitch, design, and shape to create a piece.
Although not new to a sewing machine or quilting, I am fairly new to Art Quilting. I was exposed to the wonderful world of Art Quilting in October of 2015 when I retired from a career as a registered nurse. I am an award winning quilter and have been juried into PIQF. I have a passion for geometric and modern designs and love playing with different color combinations and embellishments.
My husband and I have lived in the Central Valley of California for the past 30 years. We have 3 grown boys, 6 grandchildren and a cat named Romeo.