Martha Ressler —-
I see my art quilts as impressions of place – real or imagined.
I like to include items discarded by humans as a kind of archeological thumbprint. An object discarded or lost might merge with pages of timeworn books or sheet music, or swatches of rescued embroidery, unfinished quilt tops, linens or clothing.
Drawings, used postage stamps, and found objects, along with fabrics and hand embroidery, are reborn in a stitched story about human imprints on the earth, evidence of new and old secrets there to be discovered or imagined
I am always finding ways to explain the medium of art quilts and share my enthusiasm. I lecture and teach classes and workshops locally.
One of my pieces is featured in the book, “1000 Quilt Inspirations,” by Sandra Sider.
I am a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). I have been sewing since I was 13, and was a painter before turning to art quilts
You can find my work:
• Art Plus Gallery, West Reading
• The Arts Barn, Schuylkill Haven
• Hamburg Art and Craft Gallery, Hamburg
• Berks Art Alliance
• Studio B Gallery, Boyertown, PA
• Teaching art quilts and surface design in my studio in Tilden Township
• Lecturing: “My Story in Art Quilts”
Work is currently displayed in
The Art and Craft Gallery of Hamburg
320 State Street
Hamburg, PA 19526