Opening Reception

September 9 from 6 – 8 pm

Stop by during the reception to meet Sharon, see her art, and enjoy refreshments. 

Sharon Malec began quilting in 1992, making traditional pieced quilts, but gradually turned to making contemporary art quilts. Her
interest in animals and nature has been the inspiration for much of her artwork, which includes animals, birds and landscapes. After years of quilting, she began exploring other types of fiber, especially wool, and began making wool felt, as well as hand spinning wool yarn and using it in free form crochet and tapestry weaving. In the past few years she also developed an interest in hand embroidery. Most of her current art work incorporates several of these fiber art techniques.

“Natural fibers, such as wool and silk, are a sustainable resource that has been used by artists for centuries and it is nice to feel that connection to the past. But mostly I enjoy the warm, friendly feeling of working with fiber and the possibility of turning “a pile of fluff” into a beautiful yarn or a colorful piece of felt which can be made into
unique art.”

Fiber Art by Sharon Malec will be on display during Gallery 200 hours during the month of September, 2022. Hours are 2-6 on Thursdays and Fridays, 10-4 on Saturdays.