About The Artist
Jessie Stampfli • Bartlett, IL
Fiber and Textiles - Homegoods • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
The survival of the hand in a mechanised society cannot be denied. The goal of my art is to inspire the viewer with bold texture and unique emotion. I feel handmade quilts are powerful in that they bring a warmth and emotional charge to those they touch. Trained in sculpture and ceramics the magnetism of textiles became paramount. I am a full-time self taught quilter and textile artist, I enjoy creating original art using repurposed, found and hand-dyed textiles in each new creation. I grow and harvest dye plants in my gardens incorporating natural dyed fabric and yarn in my pieces. Often the materials I use are unique to typical quilting such as yarns, velvets, upholstery, and garment fabrics to achieve a stand-alone texture-heavy bold art piece.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My art quilts start with a pencil sketch, fabrics are cut and sewn together then quilted usually by hand. When an art quilt is complete it is named, signed and dated and a quilt sleeve and wooden dowel is seen on the reverse for hanging.