My work is an extension of my life, my feelings, my hopes, my dreams and my fears. I enjoy experimenting with hand painted, dyed and printed fabrics and enjoy the freedom that comes from creating. Art quilts are my canvas. I employ raw edge applique in my pieces to create the images that compel me to keep on working in this wonderful fiber medium.
I started as a traditional quilter, learning the skills and the challenges of this unique craft form. In this way I learned to appreciate the skill that is required to create these very exact seams and angles that when joined created the exquisite and detailed quilts that I have seen on display in quilt shops and shows and sometimes in homes.
Karey Bresenhan is recognized as a visionary and a driving force in promoting and cultivating the quilting industry. Karey’s foresight led to the International Quilt Festival and International Quilt Market. She has written books about antique quilts and embraces the modern quilting movement. Karey cofounded the Alliance for American Quilts, which promotes the safeguarding of American quilt history through projects such as Quilters S.O.S. (Save our Stories), The American Quilt Index, Boxes Under the Bed and Quilt Treasures. The Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange is one of Karey’s latest accomplishments.
Karey’s enthusiasm for quilting and her business insight have helped her in the establishment and cultivating of the quilting industry in the US and in Europe.
Woman’s Groundbreaking Accomplishment
Karey Bresenhan’s enthusiasm for quilting and her business insight have helped her in the establishment and cultivating of the quilting industry in the US and in Europe. Karey is President and CEO of Quilts, Inc., director of the International Quilt Market and the International Quilt Festival, and co-founder of the Texas Quilt Museum.
Painted with acrylic inks, raw edge appliqué
Acrylic ink, cottons, silk