Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jane Sassaman


Amongst the glorious riot of colors, textures, designs and patterns at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, none surpassed the total joy of the quilt designs of Jane Sassaman. Her beautiful folk art quilts are filled with an energy which celebrates life and an explosion of beauty that bounces across the panoramic display of fabric.

Hung against buildings and walls, and shaded by the leafy fronds of nearby trees, her expression of nature's bounty in butterflies and flowers, were overshadowed only by the spiritual vibrancy of her crosses and the warmth of her hearts.

Initially inspired by Nancy Crow's quilt on the cover of American Craft magazine, she went from jewelry and textile design to quilts and quilting. Now, she finds immense inspiration in the works of Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran's Collaborative Quilting.

As Jane has said: "I'm shy but my quilts are quite loud."

With a little research, I am delighted to be able to offer her links to a few of her selected patterns for several of these quilts. Her beautiful website also showcases her designs on fabric.

Folk Art Hearts:
Download the free pattern for this quilt here

Glowing Crosses:
Download the free pattern for this quilt here

Zen Garden (Butterfly)
Download the free pattern for this quilt here

Jane's Website:
http://www.janesassaman.com/

My other posts on this quilt show:
Butterfly Quilts
"Gyotaku" Fish Quilts
Jane Sassaman
Sisters Oregon Quilt Show
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2008 Photos

2 comments:

  1. She does make awesome quilts! Thanks for doing the footwork to link us *VBS* I appreciate all that you do! Hugs, Finn

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  2. "I'm shy but my quilts are quite loud" ~ fits pretty well with me and my alter-ego Quiltdivajulie!

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