Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2024 Artist

Deidre Scherer



Thread on Fabric

18” x 16″


My medium is thread on layered fabric, which includes linen, silk, and cottons. Whereas paints are applied to canvas, I apply thread to cloth. Using machine and scissors, I draw freely into the color fields of found printed cloth, adjoining and defining form while both blending and emphasizing the contours. By intricately combining the techniques of piecing, layering and machine-sewing, I create a tactile surface that focuses on the universal issues of aging and perceives the soul of my mentors.