from Uniontown, Ohio, USA.
Sue Spargo is a contemporary folk artist who loves to work with felt.
She makes quilts inspired by the culture, flora and fauna of the many countries all around the world in which she has lived or been privileged to visit.
Southern Africa had a considerable influence on Sue’s creativity. She was born in Zambia and then educated in South Africa. Later Sue moved to England and the settled in the USA. With each move she was influenced by many wonderful quilt enthusiasts. All these early experiences combined to stir her love of ‘primitive’ arts and crafts and grew into a focus on contemporary folk-art.
I work primarily in hand dyed wool, layering my pieces with cottons, velvets and linens and then finally adding hand embroidery.
Sue now works in three related areas:
Africa has a considerable impact on Sue’s designs.
Teaching is where where she challenges herself to develop new techniques by playing with fibers and threads. In 2014 thirty pieces of Sue’s work were exhibited in the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum in La Conner, Washington.
WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS
Sue’s greatest satisfaction comes from running workshops and retreats. She has led
workshops across the USA and in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Italy, New Zealand
BOOKS AND PATTERNS
All Sue’s current designs are available as books or patterns. Her first technique
book, Creative Stitching, was published in 2012 followed by many others.
Sue’s other absorbing passions include being with the four strong and fulfilling
personalities that are her children, tending her garden and traveling to new and
- You like folk art with a contemporary twist?
- You enjoy working with felt and embroidery stitches?
Sue is the teacher for you! view Sue’s classes