Today's post is all about Jane Ogren.
Her piece is an ode to her husband a retired Geometry teacher.
She wrote that this quilt was inspired by a store in Pittsburgh, PA, called "Construction Junction", which collects and resells recycled materials. When she needs inspiration she browses through the store...this time a bucket of rusty nails caught her eye and intrigued her.
Jane is a native Pennsylvanian. She has lived the last forty years in the Pittsburgh area. Jane graduated from Edinboro University of PA with a B.S. in art education and an M.Ed from Indiana University of PA. She taught art in several suburban schools. Although retired from teaching Jane has stated, "A part of me feels alive when I work with young people and when I teach. And although teaching and stimulating other people's creativeness takes a tremendous amount of energy it is also very rewarding."
Whole-cloth quilt, cotton canvas, backed with felt, hand-quilted, rusted with old nails, embellished with those same nails and wire.
Jane enjoys the evolution of her work as she problem solves through the entire process deciding on color, texture and design.
Here is Jane's website:
Be sure to look through the galleries. You will be glad you did!