Susan Stein

Susan started quilting in 1977 and doing surface design on fabric around 2003.  She has been president and show co-chairman for Minnesota Quilters; has written six books and contributed to numerous others; was Minnesota Quilter of the Year in 2003; has taught many classes locally and out of state; was awarded the Spun Gold Award by Textile Center in 2011; and has made hundreds of quilts, wall hangings, and garments for publication, store samples, public buildings, and personal use.  She co-owned a quilt shop from 1980-85 and owned Colorful Quilts and Textiles from 1995-2009. Currently her interests are mixed media art quilts and all kinds of surface design- painting, printing, discharging color, melting, layering, adding digital elements, and writing on fabric.