Thursday, March 21
Beyond the Blanket: Creating Art Quilts

Join distinguished quilter Martha Ginn as she shares her work and discusses how traditional quilting techniques can be used to create dynamic works of art.


About the Speaker

Martha Ginn, a Texas native whose home is Hattiesburg, Mississippi since 1971, began traditional quilting in about 1984 after a lifetime of sewing, embroidery, and counted cross-stitch. As her quilting skills grew, so did her interest in art and design, and she began to be more bold and innovative with her craft, soon abandoning patterns and templates for creating fiber art pieces which are more decorative than functional as bed coverings. She has a strong love and appreciation for the beauty of the natural world and often expresses inner joy through depicting or representing nature in her work. Her raw materials are fibers and threads instead of paint and canvas, though often paint and leaves and unexpected additions find their way into her art.

Her fiber art creations have been exhibited in national shows and published in books and magazines. She traveled and spoke in China through South Arts (Atlanta) and Arts Midwest (Minneapolis) for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and Dalian. She is a founding member of Pine Belt Quilters, Mississippi Quilt Association, and Southern Fiber Artists, and is active in Studio Art Quilt Associates, South Mississippi Art Association, and Meistersingers of Hattiesburg, Miss.

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