Artist's Bio

Bill Stearman, Quilt Maker


Bill Stearman, Quilt Maker

Arts Related Education and Training:
  • Haliburton School of Art and Design
    •  various summer courses in quilting and fabric dyeing
  • Fibreworks Kingston
    • assorted one day and weekend workshops and classes
  • Workshops at Colour Vie Studios, Toronto, Ontario
    • indigo dyeing and fabric painting
  • Hyggeligt Fabric, St Marys
    •  classes with Kaffe Fassett, Cheryl Arkison, and Jacquie Gering 
  • Various Guilds and conventions
    • classes with Jeannie Jenkins, Maggie Vanderweit, Bethany Garner, Mary Fons, Elizabeth Hartman, Victoria Findlay Wolfe


Exhibitions:
  • Juried
    • Quilt Canada, National Juried Show 2016, 2018, 2019  (seven quilts juried in)
    •   Men's Show 2016, 2018, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum -  Golden, Colorado (three quilts juried in)
    • International Quilt Festival 2017-2019 - Chicago, Illinois & Houston Texas (six quilts juried in)
    • Parrott Gallery, Various Exhibits, Belleville Ontario - 2016-2019 (seven quilts juried in)
  • Non-Juried
    • Quilts at the Creek, Black Creek Pioneer Village and York Heritage Quilters' Guild – Toronto, Ontario
    • St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Gallery, Picton, Ontario
    • PEC Quilters’ Guild Show, Wellington, Ontario
    • Trent Valley Quilters' Guild Show, Brighton, Ontario

  • Gallery Exhibits
    • 'Heart and Soul: two men tell their stories' - Parrott Gallery Belleville, Ontario - a shared gallery with my husband, Larry Tayler
    • 'Textile Traditions' - Maison Depoivre - a group show featuring five of my quilts
Publications:
  • Quilters' Newsletter, October/November, 2016 - one quilt featured in an article
  • Sacred Threads Exhibition Book - 2017 & 2019 - three quilts featured in total
  • County and Quinte Living Magazine, Winter, 2018 - an eleven page feature article about the work of my husband, and photographer, and I
  • A Needle Pulling Thread, Issue 51 - an article featuring two of my quilts


Memberships:

  • Prince Edward County Quilter's Guild
  • Trent Valley Quilters' Guild
  • Bay of Quinte Modern Quilt Guild
  • Canadian Quilters' Association
  • International Quilters' Association
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates

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