Collage of Quilts
  Fiber Optix formerly “Contemporary Concepts” An Artists' Group
Fiber Optix Member: Marcia Derse
Barb Nepom
Cher Cartwright
Ellin Larimer
Janet Kurjan
Janet Steadman
Julie Drake
Liz Axford
Lorraine Edmond
Louise Harris
Marcia Derse
Melisse Laing
Nancy Cordry
Pat Hedwall
Sandy Altenberg
Teri Bever

Marcia's Artist's Statement

For the last five years my artistic practice has been focused on creating commercial fabric design. I start with a blank canvas: a bolt of muslin, fabric dyes, and the primary colors in silkscreen paints. I set to work gathering colors, images and objects from everywhere around me. Anything that catches my eye on the driftwood beaches or in the studio becomes an artist's tool: pine cones, spoons, brushes, homemade stamps,
and bamboo pens. I am currently a fabric designer with Windham Fabrics building a vocabulary of color with collections based on my hand dyed fabrics.

Marcia's Notable Achievements

After a degree in typography from the University of Wisconsin and a full career as the owner of a successful independent children's bookstore Marcia became a full-time fiber artist showing her work in galleries, museums and art fairs around the country. Most recently, Marcia has become a very successful designer of her own line of commercial fabric.

Click here to go to Marcia's own website where you can view and order her gorgeous fabrics.


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