Pia Welsch

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I call myself an art quilter, I live in the southwest of Germany near the french border. My age is 53.

In recent years I have participated in a number of quilt shows, e.g. in 2005 at the Hesse Museum in Gaienhofen (Lake Constance/Germany) , in 2009 at the Textile Museum in St. Gallen/Switzerland. I had a solo show at the Quilt and Textilkunst Gallery in Munich at the end of 2010, and presently my work is part of the "Color Improvisations" exhibit, curated by Nancy Crow.

This year 2011, I will exhibit solo at the Birmingham Quilt Festival in August.

With regard to my quilts: Since 2004, I have been interested in the topic of "Ornament and Abstraction". The "ornament" refers to embroidery, the "abstraction" to my freely cutting the fabric - without using templates or similar - and the resulting forms. At present, I am quite intensely working on both components, with the aim of expressing them perfectly in my art quilts. 

I’m teaching constantly in Germany and Switzerland (at Bernina).

I’m member of the art quilt group “Network Quilters”.

Together with the Amann Group Mettler I designed a thread-color-wheel, which is very successful in Germany.