Suzanne Uschold was born and raised near Buffalo, NY but has lived in Seattle, WA since 1985. After taking a basic quilting class in 2014 and making some traditional quilts, she quickly discovered a passion for art quilts, with a special interest in nature and landscapes. Suzanne is a member of Artists United, Contemporary Quilt Art Association and SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). She has shown her work in a variety of places including the 2019 International Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, Schack Art Center and the 2021 Textil Design Virtual Spring Exhibit in Brazil. Some of her work is currently on sale at the Highline Heritage Museum.
The Pacific Northwest offers endless inspiration for my art with its majestic mountains, towering evergreens, crashing waves, roaring rivers and beautiful wildlife. My husband and I enjoy capturing this beauty with our cameras as we walk around our local parks and gardens or go on scenic drives. I love the challenge of turning a photo into a quilt using a variety of techniques including collage, applique, thread painting and free motion quilting. While some art quilters embellish their work with paint, I prefer to "paint" my quilts using only fabric and thread and the occasional addition of cheesecloth or lace.