July 2019 National Speaker

Carol Ann Waugh July 18th and 20th

“Unique” is a description often overused in the art world, but in my case, the motivation to be stretching toward new and original outcomes is an underlying factor in my work. When people see my work they always say "I've never seen anything like this before!" That's when I know I have achieved my goal of being unique. 

The last 10 years of learning to work with fabric and stitch have given way to experimentation and curiosity that is always the driving force behind my art.
My inspiration often comes from the endless question: “What can I do to take this piece somewhere new, somewhere different than others have gone before?”

My current work hints at the mixing of geometric and organic textures with layer upon layer of complex surface tension. It’s about exploration where unexpected connections and juxtapositions can lead to new ideas and artistic expressions.  I enjoy not having complete control over the outcome of my work and as I layer, create each line, shape or pattern, add or take away color, and stitch, the decisions made after each step change the options for the next decision.  It’s why making art is so intriguing and something I am driven to do every day. 

Her presentation on STUPENDOUS STITCHING will be on THURSDAY, JULY 18TH FROM 6:30-8:30 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Her workshop on Stupendous Stitching will be on SATURDAY, JULY 20TH from 8:30-3:00 AT THE RANCH! Please note ... this workshop location is different! 

To learn more about Carol Ann's work visit her website at

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