Nicole Dunn is an award winning fiber artist with quilts published in Quilt magazine, Patchwork Tsushin and most recently in the Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine. She began quilting with the birth of her first child in 1988. After seeing an exhibit in New York City of Nancy Crows art quilts in 1992, she realized that fiber could be used to create art, and set herself on a path to create one of a kind art quilts to be enjoyed as art. To date, she has created many commissioned works that are unique to each client’s needs and wants, as well as developed her own style of art quilts reflecting her daily life and inspirations.
Teaching Nicole has taught countless different technique and art quilt classes in Los Alamos and Santa Fe NM, and Colorado since 1995. She is known for her unique way of thinking, use of fabric, and technique. She is able to teach traditional quilt styles and patterns, as well as using a photograph to be interpreted in fabric among others to all levels of interested sewers.
Nicole’s work can be found in private collections all over the world including China, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, and Germany, as well as in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Albuquerque and several states in the USA. As an example, two large quilts were commissioned for the United Church in Santa Fe, one titled “Adoration Point” and the other “St. Francis and St. Claire, ” generally on display for church members for St. Francis’s feast day in October each year.
Some of her latest work focuses on the use of silk, and exploring the use of traditional quilt patterns in a nontraditional way as well as an ongoing landscape series. She hopes to use the quilt as an art form to find her voice.