Sandra Meech

quilt and stitched textiles artist

PROFILE

Sandra Meech, originally from Canada, trained as a fine artist and illustrator, working as a graphic designer and art director in magazine publishing, in Toronto and London, England. Later when introduced to stitched textiles – photography, painting and collage with mixed media, on fabric and stitch became a new approach to creative expression.

After Diploma research on the Inuit people in Canada’s Arctic regions, caribou skin clothing and the harsh landscape of this land inspired her to travel there in 1998. Arctic Expressions became series of textile and art quilts and this theme was explored over several years. Later, other subjects were developed. Within 4 Walls illustrated urban living and containment, security, protection and inspiration, and Near North included imagery representing woodlands under threat because of fire, drought, the pine beetle or urban sprawl. Meltdown, and the dramatic effects of global warming on glaciers and the polar regions, is Sandra’s current theme in both stitched textiles and art quilts.

With many international awards, and work in public and private collections, Sandra continues to exhibit and travels worldwide teaching classes on creativity, art and design with mixed media.

QUALIFICATIONS

City and Guilds Photography, 1999

Diploma in Stitched Textiles, 1997

City and Guilds Part 1 & 2 Teaching Adult Education, 1995

City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting, 1994

AOCA, Associate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto

MEMBERSHIPS

Quilt Art, (the international group)

MSDC, member Society Designer Craftsmen

Connections

Quilter’s Guild of Great Britain

EXHIBITIONS

for a full listing and further details see www.sandrameech.com

2011

Quilt Art QA at 25

A slice of Quilt Art

and international touring exhibitions since 2000

2010

Studio 21, Retrospective, Dorking

Connections Fibrearts, Naked, Ontario, Canada

2009

Studio 21, 54 the Gallery, Shepherd Market, London

Solo exhibition, Journeys, St-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France

Solo exhibition, Meltdown, Millenium Embroidery Gallery, London

2008

Solo exhibition, Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire

Studio 21, ‘In Relief’, Knitting and Stitching shows, UK, Ireland

PUBLICATIONS

Sandra Meech, Connecting Art to Stitch, 2009

Sandra Meech, Creative Quilts, Inspiration, Texture and Stitch, 2006

Sandra Meech, Contemporary Quilts, design, surface and stitch, 2003

Articles have also been written for numerous textile magazines including Embroidery, Stitch, Quilting Arts, Patchwork and Quilting and Popular Patchwork

CONTACT

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b: www.sandrameech-art.blogspot.com