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Stephanie Ford Forrester:
When the Art of Quilting Becomes the Quilting of Art

by Veronica Leonard

There is a line that is crossed when the art of quilting becomes the quilting of art, when hand stitches replace brushstrokes and fabrics are substituted for paints. Textile artist and painter Stephanie Ford Forrester of Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, studied fine arts in her youth, but these days it's the sewing skills she learned from her mother that are shaping her art.

When her children were young, Stephanie worked as the curator of a community museum, quilting for annual fundraising raffles. She also created costumes and banners for school productions and her daughters' dancing and skating club events.

Purchase the February/March 2013 issue to read the full article.