Quilt lecture - trunk show planned Friday
The Northside Strippers Quilt Club is hosting a quilt lecture - trunk show at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Fairfield Senior Citizen Center.
Designer Doris Duetmeyer of Dyersville will give the presentation.
Admission is $3. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Duetmeyer is a Midwest fiber artist and former elementary art educator working in the arts for more than 35 years. She is best known for her fused applique fabric landscapes and mini foundation pieced quilt blocks, which are matted and framed.
Duetmeyer exhibits her fiber art work at quilt/sewing expos, fine art/craft shows and local art exhibits.
Duetmeyer began designing original fused applique landscape and foundations pieced mini quilt patterns in 2000.
Always loving to share her enthusiasm for fabric and art, Duetmeyer often teaches her techniques in quilt shops and gives workshops to quilt guilds.
Duetmeyer said her love of fabric and art began as a young child. She grew up in rural Iowa and learned how to sew at an early age.
“My mom quilted so it was natural for me to work with fabric,” she said.
Duetmeyer began her artistic career after graduating from University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls, with a bachelor of arts in art education, and has taught art to all age levels.
Duetmeyer explained she chose fabric as her art medium to create unique, one-of-a-kind fused applique landscapes and foundation pieced quilt blocks.
“To add presence to my artwork, I decided to mat and frame my fabric landscapes and quilts,” she said.
Duetmeyer began selling her work at fine art/craft shows in the Midwest, Then in 1997, she started her home-based business Fabrications, which is now a fulltime, home- and web-based business five rooms of her family’s large 1915 farm home.
She and her husband Don continue to farm at Dyersville. They have four grown sons and two granddaughters.