Wendy Butler Berns is a quilt artist, teacher, and lecturer from Lake Mills in southern Wisconsin. Fabric and sewing have been a part of Wendy’s life for 50 years, ever since fourth grade 4-H.
As a published, award winning quilt artist and teacher who found her passion for quilting in 1993, Wendy presents at guilds, retreats, conferences, and on-line nationally and internationally. Her work appears regularly in juried shows and galleries as well as private collections across the country.
Wendy’s quilts are noted for their bold use of color, unusual fabrics, and a combination of unconventional techniques. Quilt designs are original and they fluctuate between traditional with a twist and contemporary art quilts.. They are inspired by her desire to capture the colorful yet changing world around her-whether it be a garden landscape, an endearing family member or a statement of how we must act as role models for our children to cultivate greater compassion and preserve our natural world’s future.
Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship Winner Honoring Quilt Teachers
Wendy is the 2009 recipient of the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for quilting teachers awarded annually by International Quilt Market. In October, 2009, she spent 10 days at the International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston as a student taking classes. In November of 2010, she curated an exhibit of 12 quilts - 3 of her own and 9 of her students that reflect inspirations she had during her studies as a student. The Theme for the exhibit is "Out on a Limb." It debued at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. During 2011, the exhibition will travel to the Spring Festival in Cincinati and the Summer Festival in Long Beach.
Check out her interview in the new "Friends at Festival" Newsletter Archives - Spring 2010 Edition
Click on the newsletter, then on the Q and A with Wendy www.friendsatfestival.com
View a vidcast by Bonnie McCaffery of my exhibition-"Out on a Limb"
View the "Out on a Limb" Quilts and their Stories........
Out on a Limb Gallery