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About cherylolsonartquilts

I graduated with a major in Fine Arts degree from NSU in Aberdeen, but my passion for learning has been a continual process as I have taken classes in design, dye, fabric surface design and many ongoing classes over the past 10 years. I have been eclectic in my approach to my Fiber Art with the love of learning and trying out many variable techniques as you will see with my older pieces. This year you will see a shift, as I am finally beginning to have a vision of where my art will take me. I am very excited, for this new concept has not been used in the Fiber Art or Art Quilt world thus far. This new approach begins with my love of thickened dyes and batik layered dyes as the background piece and then adding the variances of scraps of color fused on top to create colorful and textural pieces of art.

O-Live Tree

O-Live Tree 40 x 40″   “…I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.” Psalm 52:8   While pondering on the many scriptures, symbolisms and the … Continue reading

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Houston IQS Here I Come!

  “Ananda at Last” Silly name for for this quilt, but this Sanskrit word means “Bliss” and for me my life has finally found peace. The last two years have been of self growth, strength and even self identity. I’ve … Continue reading

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This Princess is creating her new Series “Life in Color” and may all her dreams come true!

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Art as Healing: Finding Comfort in Color

Life has a way of knocking the breath right out of you. Sometimes for good and others out of pain. My sweet younger brother, Donnie, passed away last week. Although we knew it was his time and ultimately for the … Continue reading

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My Creative Place

Things have a way of changing in a hurry! The last post was a quilt and a poem I made while Meditating on some heavy life changing decisions. Long story short, I now have a new studio space! Not as … Continue reading

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Trust In Me

Trust in me the Whisper says As I approach the Forrest ‘ s edge. Beyond the curve, I cannot see With fear and dread I panickly Tremble for the journey through This path ahead is something new. Dark shadows fall, … Continue reading

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Design Studio Cleaned!

  With a little help from my neighbor friend, the design studio is once again clean! Everything now has a home. I can’t wait to start messing it up again! Honestly, I can’t work when things are in that kind … Continue reading

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I Am An Artist

I just started reading the BEST book ever!!! “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”  by Elizabeth Gilbert. She is the author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”  And wow! does she hit the nail on the head! I love this book so … Continue reading

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Release to Restore

The theme of today’s yoga class, Release to Restore! Sorry to say that I usually preach what I need! The past couple of months of traveling and trying to meet deadlines took it’s toll on my Studio! Ugh! It’s such … Continue reading

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The very best Art Quilt Retreat!

I can’t wait! Art Quilt Tahoe is only 33 days away! It’s time to start preparing!  I look forward to this every year. This will be my 8th year! I’ve only missed one! I highly recommend this event! Not only … Continue reading

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