Women's Journeys in Fiber - Blooming Botanicals: A Fiber Artists Garden

To learn more about a particular artist, click on their picture on the right.

Jeanne Reed

Alice Jenks

Vivian Morrison

Elizabeth Mini

June Burrows

Patty Benbow

Process & Development


Cindy Kuo

Joy Lavrencik

Marion Beam

Jan Sneesby Aaron

Carolyn Seng

Linda Sorkin Eisenberg

Sally Schoch


Barbara Schneider

Kay Lange

Janette Gerber

Madelyn Gaul

Virginia Reisner

Sheila Schaeffer-Hirsh

Mary Krebs Smyth

Problem - design a coat, a jacket or cape, using any textile technique that is inspired by something that blooms.

Process & Development - Steps involve: selecting a blossom that inspires you. Deciding between coat, cape, or jacket. Visualizing a finished piece and selecting a technique (dye, paint, print, stamp, transfer, weave, felt, bead, quilt, appliqué, stitch), selecting a fabric (cotton, silk, wool, synthetic), thinking through your processes, creating and fitting your pattern, then constructing a garment that communicates your inspiration.


July 2-12, 2005, Suburban Fine Arts Center (now known as The Art Center). Opening, July 8, 2005, 6:30-8pm.

January 29 - April 2, 2006, Anderson Art Center. Opening, January 29, 2006.

November 2-5, 2006, Chicago Botanic Garden. Opening, Wednesday, November 1, 2006.

December 16, 2006 - January 21, 2007, Lubeznick Center for the Arts. Artists Reception, Saturday, January 13, 2006, 7-9pm.

January 4-27, 2010 - Lakeside Legacy Arts Park. Artists Reception, January 17, 2010.

January 27 to March 23, 2013 - Anderson Art Center. Opening, January 27, 2013.

Contact Webmaster at WomensJourneysinFiber at gmail.com

© All Rights Reserved
All text and images are the copyright of Women's Journeys in Fiber or the individual artists. Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without prior written consent.

Last Updated April 6, 2013