The applique art quilts of Portland fiber artist, Jo Diggs, will be the feature exhibition at Marking Gallery from October 2 – 31. Jo focuses exclusively on art quilts. Jo was educated at Wellesley and Harvard (earning a Master in education). After forays out west, she settled in Portland in the 80’s.
Her style incorporates fractured and multiple images, manufactured and hand dyed fabrics. They capture the essence of the New England landscape, including gardens. Her style is visually elegant and contemporary. She may start with a specific landscape, but it quickly morphs with the layering and assembling of her fabrics. “I am working from imagination, but they’re pure New England.”
It is a joy to listen when Jo speaks about her life’s journey in the creative and very unique art of applique quilts.
Please join us on October 11 from 5-7pm for a gallery talk with Jo Diggs. Refreshments provided by Bath restaurant. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St, Bath Me.