Suzanne Koidahl

 

Born and raised in Western Washington, I’ve been working with fabric since high school, but only began quilting and appliqué with the new millennium.

After purchasing a new sewing machine, with all the bells and whistles, and taking classes on how to use it, I became hooked on quilting and machine embroidery.  Soon this branched out into free motion and appliqué pattern development.

In 2006, after a year long class with Jean B. Mills exploring various fiber media I began to have more confidence in my fabric expressions.  Generally I am drawn to bright colors, whimsy and organic, more natural designs.

Travels to Japan, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Russia, as well as a jaunt to Central America via the Panama Canal, have inspired my work in several ways.  Fabric from different lands, speak to me and encourage new perspectives.  I am continually intrigued by clothing designs and their embellishments and how to interpret this in my art.

Membership in the Red Hat Aristocrats allows me to practice my strange humor; and my Pieceful Discovers Quilt Guild membership has pushed me towards continuous growth and improvement in my quilting.

Living in Grays Harbor on a tree farm overlooking North River, along with my extensive flower gardens, has also enriched my appreciation of all natural beauty.  My interpretation in fiber arts is, of course, my own.

Contact at  koidahl@drizzle.net

 

Kimona Series $150

Kimona Series $150