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Martha Ressler - Fine Artist

About Martha Ressler

Learn more about Martha Ressler from Hamburg, PA - United States.

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I see my art quilts as impressions of place – real or imagined. I like to include items discarded by humans as a kind of archeological thumbprint. An object discarded or lost might merge with pages of timeworn books or sheet music, or swatches of rescued embroidery, linens or clothing. Along with “found images” and fabrics they are reborn in a stitched story about human imprints on the earth, evidence of new and old secrets there to be discovered or imagined. I am a Juried Artist Member (JAM) of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). I have been sewing since I was 13, and was a painter before turning to art quilts. They attracted me because of the possibilities for texture and dimension. My main method of construction is called “raw edge applique.” Moving from Pittsburgh to rural eastern Pennsylvania in 2014 opened new vistas. I am always finding ways to explain the medium of art quilts and share my enthusiasm. I lecture and teach classes or workshops locally.

Martha Ressler joined Pixels on July 16th, 2009.