Twelve by Twelve Art Quilter :: Terri Stegmiller
:: Terri Stegmiller ::
Art quilting, for me, started out as I think it probably starts out for most quilters. I started with traditional quilting around 1994. My grandmother was a quilter but for some reason I didn't really take notice of quilts at that time in my life. I started to take interest when I met my then future mother-in-law. I soon started yearning for a sewing machine. I wanted a sewing machine? I hated sewing in home economics classes in school, so this was a surprise to me.
Well, time went on and I found myself getting a bit bored with it, the traditional stuff, that is. I found myself browsing the Internet a lot in the late 1990's. The Internet was very new to me around that time frame and I wasn't aware of what was out there. Somehow I started finding all kinds of information on art quilting and my interest level really perked up.
I made a few so-called art quilts and while I was getting more experience under my belt, I started noticing all the hype about mixed-media. Soon I was playing with all these fun products. There are many techniques I have played with over time, some I enjoy more than others. They all seem to have a time and place, depending on what I'm making and what technique might be the best one to use for any given design.
I started blogging around 2006 and because of it, I've made many online friends. Without blogging I wouldn't have had the opportunity to have the experiences I've had and become involved in many of the things I've done. If I hadn't been blogging, I wouldn't be a part of this wonderful Twelve by Twelve group. Being a part of this group has been a highlight in my art quilting life. These life-time friends will impact me and my artistic life forever. I'm so happy to have been invited to be a member. The inspiration I receive from my fellow Twelves is phenomenal.
The 12x12 International Art Quilt Challenge can be viewed at www.twelveby12.org
See more of Terri's work at stegart.blogspot.com.