RESUME

Books

Modern Art Quilts: Design, Fuse & Quilt-As-You-Go

Easy Fabric Dyeing: solids & tone on tone

Color it! buildings, neighborhoods & skylines

Color it! nature & animals

Colorful Fabric Collage: sketch, fuse, quilt

The Sketchbook Challenge: Techniques, Prompts and Inspiration for Achieving your Creative Goals

Creative Ways with Books and Journals

Creative Ways with Fibre&Stitch


Additional work featured in:

Women Who Come to the Table: Selected Work from Dinner at Eight Artists

Currents

Adventures in Mixed Media by Jane Davies

Creative Paper Quilts: Appliqué, Embellishment, Patchwork, Piecework by Terri Stegmiller

1000 Artisan Textiles:Contemporary Fiber Art, Quilts, & Wearables by S Salamony & G Brown


Television & DVD

The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims - episode 1608

Quilting Arts TV 2 episodes in series 1200 

Quilting Arts Workshop DVD: Coloring Book Fabric Collage - released 9/2013


Magazine Articles

Quilting Arts magazine October/November 2018

Quilting Arts magazine June/July 2018

Machine Quilting Unlimited July 2017

Quilting Arts magazine June/July 2017

Machine Quilting Unlimited July/August 2017

Art Quilting Studio Winter 2016

Quilting Arts magazine April/May 2016

Quilting Arts magazine December 2015/January 2016

Quilting Arts magazine June/July 2015

Quilting Arts magazine February/March 2015

International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene Magazine 2013/2014 issue

Quilting Arts magazine December 2013/January 2014

Quilting Arts magazine October/November 2013

Quilting Arts magazine April/May 2013

Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Magazine, Summer 2010, Fall 2010, Winter 2010, Fall 2011

Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Altered Couture, Winter 2008 & Nov 2006                                 

Belle Armoire, May/Jun 2008 & May/Jun 2007

Bound & Lettered, Winter 2010

The Crafts Report, Sept 2006 & Oct 2004

Crafts N Things, Jan 2010 & July 2009

Get Creative, April 2009

Handcrafted Volume 6, 2010

Handwoven Magazine, Sept/Oct 2007 (2 articles) & Jan/Feb 2007

Quilting Arts Gifts, Nov 2007

The Quilting Quarterly, Spring 2009

Sew Somerset, Winter 2009, Jun 2008 & Feb 2007

Somerset Studio, Jul/Aug 2008

Somerset Wedding, Feb 2007  


Interviews

Textile Art Coaching with Clara Nartey

International Quilt Association Journal Spring 2014

Art&Soul Radio interview with Lesley Riley

Artist Spotlight interview with Lyric Kinard

Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski July 2012

Tap-in interview with Susan Tuttle

Artistically Speaking Blog Talk Radio

Featured Artist on the Artsy Shark Blog

Podcast interview with Rice Freeman-Zachery about the Sketchbook Challenge project


Curatorial projects

Threads of Resistance - founder and curator

Currents, The Brush Art Gallery, Lowell MA

Art as Quilt, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth MA


Exhibitions

Outlines: the whimsical world of Sue Bleiweiss, Lawrence Library Rotunda Gallery, Pepperell MA May 2015

Off the Hanger: Form and Surface - View Arts, Old Forge NY October 2012- December 2012


Juried Shows

2018

Thread of Resistance, Traveling exhibit 2017-2018 (curator and exhibitor)


2017

QuiltCon East, Savanah GA - 1st place winner Applique category

Gems of the Ocean Art Quilt Show Yachats Commons, Yachats Oregon

International Quilt Invitational Exhibition - Brigham City Museum, Brigham City UT

Personal Iconography, Dinner At Eight - IQF Market & Festival Houston Texas

Thread of Resistance, Traveling exhibit 2017-2018 (curator and exhibitor)

Little Black Dress, Brush Art Gallery Lowell MA


2016

Currents, The Brush Art Gallery, Lowell MA

Art as Quilt, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth MA

World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas

Patterns, Dinner At Eight - IQF Market & Festival Houston Texas

Tactile Architecture, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas

In Full Bloom, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas


2015

World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas

  3rd Place winner for Tutti Frutti Alleyway in the art whimsical category

Affinity, Dinner At Eight - IQF Market & Festival Houston Texas

Tactile Architecture, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas

Art as Quilt, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA


2014

How Does Your Garden Grow, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell Mass

Reflections, Dinner At Eight - IQF Market & Festival Houston Texas

World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas

    2nd place winner for Tutti Frutti City Skyline in the art whimsical category


2013

Exquisite Moments, Dinner At Eight - IQF Long Beach, IQF Market & Festival Houston Texas

World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas

    Honorable mention winner for Tutti Frutti Main Street in the art whimsical category

It’s raining cats and dogs, Festival awareness project, IQF Market & Festival Houston Texas


2012

World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas

      Honorable mention winner for Tutti Frutti Village in the art whimsical category

Tactile Architecture, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas

Rituals, Dinner At Eight - IQF Long Beach, IQF Market & Festival Houston Texas

2012 Niche Awards Finalist


2011

Infinity Art Gallery Fiber Arts Show, Jurors: Diane Chaudiere, Jae McDonald, Hilde Morin

Fantastic Fibers, Jurors: Freda Fairchild, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Judy Schwender

One Passion, Many Voices, Juror: Jane Dunnewold - February 2011, Artworks, New Bedford MA


Volusia Wrapped in Fiber, Juror: Pamela Allen - March 2010 Gateway Center for the Arts, Florida

Images, The Best of Today's Traditional and Contemporary Quilts - Lowell Quilt Festival 2010   


Professional Affiliations

Studio Art Quilt Associates

International Quilt Association

Modern Quilt Guild

BERNINA Brand Loyalist and Expert

Award winning fiber artist Sue Bleiweiss creates vibrant colorful and whimsical quilted fiber art collages using her own hand dyed cotton. She is the author of “The Sketchbook Challenge”, “Colorful Fabric Collage” and her latest book Modern Art Quilts will be available Fall 2018.  She is a regular contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine and has made several TV appearances including The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims and Quilting Arts TV.  Sue’s award winning quilts have been exhibited internationally and reside in private collections all over the world.

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Working with my own hand dyed fabrics, my goal is to create vibrant colorful and whimsical quilted fiber art collages that delight the eye of the viewer, draw them in for a closer look and make them smile.  Buildings and houses are one of my favorite subjects to work with because they’re easily distorted to create a feeling of whimsy and fantasy while still appearing recognizable.  My use of whimsy combined with imagery that is so closely associated with home, family and love serves two purposes; it triggers a feeling of joyful memories to those with a positive family upbringing while also creating a sense of freedom and escape for those who did not.  A moment to create an alternative reality to the one they experienced.


Each piece I create begins in the pages of my sketchbook where I make several small rough sketches of the imagery that I want to work with.  Beginning with a small sketch gives me the freedom to explore combinations of the images and colors before cutting into any fabrics.  I start with black and white pencil sketches and fill in with colored pencils once I feel I am close to a final sketch.  My small sketches are re-drawn into full size cartoons that allow me to adjust the scale of the images before the actual construction of the piece in fabric begins.  These full sized drawings are transferred to tracing paper which are used for my cutting templates and then I begin building the collage.  This process can take anywhere from several days to several weeks.


I work with professional fiber dyes using a process that uses a minimal amount of water to add color to the cloth I use in my fiber art collages.  I prefer dyeing my own fabric as opposed to working with commercially dyed fabric because it allows me to maintain a consistent color palette from quilt to quilt which creates a sense of cohesion and unity across the body of my work.  It’s also a very satisfying full circle process for me to start with plain white cloth, dye it and turn it into a vibrantly colored art quilt.