Artist's Bio

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 

Colour Vie Studios, Toronto, Ontario
·         indigo dyeing, fabric painting and fabric screen printing

Hyggeligt Fabric, St Marys
·         classes with Kaffe Fassett, Cheryl Arkison, and Jacquie Gering

Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts 
·        design and colour work

Various Guilds and Conventions
·         classes with Jeannie Jenkins, Maggie Vanderweit, Bethany Garner, Mary Fons, Elizabeth Hartman, and more

Exhibitions:

·       Juried
         2015
         Quilt Canada, National Juried Show - Olds, Alberta
         2016
         No Girls Allowed, Men's Show, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum -  Golden, Colorado
         Mod Squad, Special Exhibit, International Quilt Festival - Chicago, Illinois
         Modern Quilt Guild, Special Exhibit, International Quilt Festival - Chicago, Illinois
         Verdant, Parrott Gallery Biennial Show, Belleville, ON
         2017
         Celebration of Color, Special Exhibit, International Quilt Festival – Chicago, Illinois
         Celebration of Color, Special Exhibit, International Quilt Festival – Houston, Texas
         Tactile Architecture, Special Exhibit, International Quilt Festival – Houston, Texas
         Sacred Threads, Exhibition of Quilts Expressing Life’s Journeys: Joy, Inspiration, Spirituality, Healing, Grief, Peace -, Hendron, Virginia
         Things I Had No Words For: Georgia O’Keeffe Revealed Show, Parrott Gallery - Belleville, ON
         2018
         Boys Just Want to Have Fun, Men’s Show, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Golden, Colorado
*    Tactile Architecture, Special Exhibit, International Quilt Festival - Chicago, Illinois
*   National Juried Show, Modern category, Quilt Canada - Vancouver, BC - THIRD PLACE
*   National Juried Show, Art - Abstract category, Quilt Canada - Vancouver, BC
*   National Juried Show, Quilts From Patterns/Books/Workshops category, Quilt Canada - Vancouver, BC

·       Non-Juried
         Quilts at the Creek, Black Creek Pioneer Village and York Heritage Quilters' Guild – Toronto, Ontario (2015, 2016, 2017)
         St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Gallery, Picton, Ontario (2016)
         PEC Quilters’ Guild Show, Wellington Arena, Wellington, Ontario (2016, 2018)
         DocFest Show, Belleville, ON (2017)

Memberships:
  • Prince Edward County Quilter's Guild
  • Trent Valley Quilters’ Guild
  • Bay of Quinte Modern Quilt Guild
  • Canadian Quilters' Association
  • American Quilter's Society
  • International Quilters' Association
  • Modern Quilt Guild
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
  • Prince Edward County Arts Council

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