Reflections of a Fiber Artist
"Reflections of a Fiber Artist" by Rose H.V. Miller is a retrospective of one quilter's growth and development as an artist and of the influences on contemporary Africana quilt making.
Miller began a full-time career in textile arts 35 years ago as she ended a career with the West Windsor Plainsboro school district. This retrospective will show some of her earlier works--traditional pieced and applique designs that characterize the 20th century quilt revival; launched during the Bicentennial. Influences of mentors like Faith Ringgold, Bisa Butler and Juanita G. Yeagar will be evident in Miller's textile snapshots.
As the millennium began, Miller moved into bold designs, patterns and colors that are uniquely her own. Her quilts are exercises in textile experimentation, often a showcase for Miller's extensive volunteer life in social services.
In the last 10 years, Miller's work completely breaks away from the idea of pattern that guides traditional patchwork quilting. She builds designs in layers, beginning with a painted background or one pieced from an assemblage of unique batiks and color-washed fabrics. Onto this background, Miller will add another assemblage of odd-shaped fabric bits, arranged to read "face" or "bird".
This retrospective will consist of 27 quilts and textiles created by Miller. "Visit Bucks County" is proud to exhibit the first such collection of Miller's quilt artistry. Stop in and meet Rose Miller at her artist's reception being held on Sunday, June 30th, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at the Bucks County Visitor Center.