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Donna Deaver

Coeur D'Alene, ID


I am a textile artist, who works primarily in quilted surfaces. I am constantly stimulated visually by my surroundings and curious about scenes that are unfolding, or what has come before. This allows me to see beauty in the mundane -- the details of architecture, the patterns in the sand, the tiny line of bubbles that remains as a wave recedes into the ocean. Sketching on location with ink and watercolor enables me to capture the essence of a place, time or experience, and to cement my memories in a way that taking a photograph does not achieve.  Fabric and stitch, dye and paint are my tools for describing my observance of the world around me.

Selected Exhibitions and Honors

Wings and Water 2018   2nd place all media exhibition

‘Seascapes’ – Light Space & Time Online Gallery, November 2016  Special Merit

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXV, Hampton, VA 2014   Best Interpretation of Theme

Pacific West Quilt Show, Tacoma, WA 2012   Third Place

‘Journeys’:  Fabrications Quilt Exhibition, Jacklin Arts Center, Post Falls, ID 2010   Best of Show

International Art Quilt Exhibition,  Brigham City, UT 2019  invitational

SAQA ‘Connecting Our Natural Worlds’,  Multiple Locations 2019-2022   juried

SAQA ‘Dusk to Dawn’,  Multiple Locations  2018-2021   juried

National Fiber Directions,  Wichita, KS 2015    juried

Sacred Threads,  Herndon, VA 2015    juried

Publications: Fiber Art Now, Machine Quilting Unlimited, SAQA Journal

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