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Sue Colozzi | Title: One If By Land and Two If By Sea . . . and One in the Air


Sue Colozzi is a Boston area fiber artist who specializes in detailed landscape quilts. Her work combines her two lifetime interests of sewing and art. Sue has always loved the New England landscape, particularly the different neighborhoods of Boston and towns on the Cape. She uses her fiber skills to portray these scenes as quilts, combining the textures and patterns of fabric along with stitching to form the buildings, flora, and seascapes.

Originally a Wisconsin native, Sue moved to the Boston area after earning a fine arts degree in weaving from Syracuse University. Her earlier work—woven sculptures and pillows—were shown at the Society of Arts and Crafts on Newbury Street and Roche Bobois furniture store in Boston. After retiring from a public school teaching career, Sue started to experiment with landscape quilting. Over the last several years Sue has developed her own techniques for working with fabric and has a clearly recognizable style. She has taught landscape quilting workshops at local fabric stores and art centers.

Sue’s quilts have been shown in both local and national quilt shows, where they have received several awards. In addition, her work has been included in exhibits at the Whistler House Museum of Art and the Fuller Craft Museum. She has also had two solo exhibits in Falmouth, MA. Many of Sue’s landscapes are part of private collections.

One If By Land and Two If By Sea . . . and One in the Air
“This scene is based on a photograph I took walking along Memorial Drive in Cambridge. I liked the way the lines of the Longfellow Bridge, the sidewalk railings, and the wake of a motor boat were all converging to the same point on the left. When my quilting guild announced “Transportation” as their theme for a challenge quilt, I decided to use this view, adding a second boat, an MBTA train, and an airplane (hence the title!).”
Materials: cotton and synthetic fabrics, wool roving, lace, bead
Techniques: fused raw-edge appliqué

Materials: cotton and synthetic fabrics, yarn, embroidery floss, raffia
Techniques: fused raw-edge appliqué

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