Jean Ann Wright has been sewing and making quilts for over 50 years Since retiring from full time editing she has become editor of The Quilting Quarterly for the National Quilting Association and works as a consultant to the fabric industry designing quilts for several major fabric manufacturers.
She indulges her artistic side by designing and creating art quilts and experimenting with surface design on her quilts.
Jean Ann reflects on her feelings about fabric; "I am a very tactile person. I simply love touching fabric and all kinds of fibers that can be attached to fiber art pieces. Add to that the use of beads, crystals and other findings and I am in my artistic element.
I sewed my first designer doll dress to my own skirt when I was 3 years old and haven't put down a needle since. I love color, especially turquoise, and enjoy the challenge of playing with many color palettes in each new quilt. When I teach I try to encourage my students to avoid the safe choices and instead see what new images they can create when they step out of their comfort zone."
The Queen of the South was the description of New Orleans in 1850…with it's international flavor, it was the center of beauty, high finance, teeming industry and a challenger to New York as the nation's greatest port. Gorgeous goods sailed into it's wharves and among those were yards and yards of exquisite textiles.
Artist Jean Anne Wright has captured the essence of this period of New Orleans history with her vivid adaptation from her unique collection of antique French quilts. Feathers and flourishes combined with the fresh color palette make this collection perfect for modern interpretation!
The city of Charleston was the place for high society in the south before the Civil War. The people living in Charleston were prosperous, and being a port city enjoyed the best of European exports, especially textiles. The rich colors and patterns in the Charleston 1850 collection exemplify the quality of life during the historic period.
Stitch a bit of history in your next project with this exciting collection!