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Carol Anne Grotrian, Fibers

Carol Anne Grotrian

I began quilting in the early 1980s, and soon started dyeing fabric, using Japanese shibori, an ancient form of tie-dye. By 1990, shibori’s patterns helped me find my voice in landscape quilts. My sense of place emerged in New England, where I’ve lived since 1979. My quilts are in corporate, private and museum collections. They have been exhibited nationally and internationally and appeared in various publications, including Textiles: The Art of Mankind. My best critics are my husband of 50 years and my crit group of over 25 years. I’ve made my living from my quilts, from shibori-dyed wearable art, from teaching and from bookkeeping. My studio is in my home in Cambridge. My quilts can be seen at www.carolannegrotrian.com