Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, ME, is pleased to present an exhibit of appliqué art quilts by Portland fiber artist Jo Diggs for the month of August. Jo Diggs has always cut, stitched and loved fabric. She is best known for landscapes of great depth, distance and light that express feelings of quiet and serenity. Jo’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since the 1960s and was featured at the Vermont Quilt Festival in June 2013 in an exhibit of 50+ works titled “Life’s Work: The Quilts of Jo Diggs”. The majority of Jo’s current production is matted and framed appliqué landscapes; all of her appliqué is beautifully hand-stitched. The landscapes rely heavily on hand-dyed fabrics, which Jo collects from many fabric artists including her favorite artist, Mickey Lawler of Skydyes.
It is a joy to listen when Jo speak about her life’s journey in the creative and very unique art of appliqué quilts. Please join us on Thursday, August 8th at 6 p.m. for a gallery talk with Jo Diggs.
Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
For more information on this fiber artist and teacher, visit http://jodiggs.com/newsite.