Artist Biography: Abby learned to sew at home as a child, coming from a long line of artists and people who created from necessity. Life took her elsewhere, with degrees in Linguistics and Law, and work as an attorney, teacher, refugee assistance coordinator, community liaison, and mother of 5. Quilting skipped a generation, so Abby didn’t discover her passion until after law school when she made her first quilt. Granny always said there was no such thing as an ugly quilt; however Abby may have come close with the first one. Since then, she has made hundreds of bed and baby quilts, wall hangings, pillows, purses, animals, and table runners.
Artist Statement: Her love of fabrics and inspiration to create reached a new level when she lived for several years in Africa and the Caribbean. Abby focuses on using African batiks, tie-dyes, and small embellishments in the ‘liberated quiltmaking’ style.