Towanda, PA, United States
Sue Andrus creates beautiful art with fabric, paint and thread; using flowers, gardens and her surroundings as inspiration.
Art Quilting, Fabric Painting, Sunprinting, Floral Photography, Fabric, Cotton, Silk Fabric, Gardening, Botanical Prints, Stitching and Embroidery, Bead Embellishing,
Skills and Techniques
Painting and sunprinting fabric, Nature photography, Printing photos to fabric, Free Motion quilting, Art Quilting, Floral Design
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A degree in horticulture, and working in that industry have greatly influenced my art. Most of the fabrics I use in my original designs are hand painted and(or) sunprinted by me to achieve colors and textures that can not be found in stores. Sunprinting on fabric can give many surprising results- the paint never dries the same way twice (It really can be fun to watch paint dry), and my gardens supply me with the many flowers and leaves I use for the sunprints. My photos of flowers and more from gardens or in the wild, are now finding their way into my art after I print them onto fabric. The beauty of this earth we have been given to live in, with it's flowers, gardens and rock formations is the inspiration for my fabrics and art. I also produce my own Reproduction Prints and Note Cards of my quilts on quality papers with archival inks.
"Stained Glass and Ferns"- This quilt has traveled more than me... It has won Honorable Mention awards at 3 different Art or Quilt shows. My favorite piece for now... Lots of sunprints of various ferns and flowers, accented with fused crazy patch made from small pieces of light colored fabrics, many of my own painted ones.
"My Dream House"- A crumbling house on the road I live on inspired this. This is how I imagined it may have looked like, or what my dream house would look like, surrounded by lush blooming flower gardens.
A picture of my studio showing part of my design wall, cutting table, ironing board and my sewing machine table. It was a rare time when it was clean and neat...
One view of Sunprints in process. White cotton is painted with acrylic paints, then flowers or leaves are arranged on the wet paint and the fabric placed in the sun to dry resulting in unique patterns.