Marion Philipsen Seasholtz graduated from Philadelphia College of Art with a bachelor of science in Industrial Design in 1986. She started her quilt making career as a sub-contracted pieceworker for another quilter. Having worked with a lot of traditional patterns and fabrics, Marion now uses her own variations of those traditional patterns and methods, as well as her own original designs. Her creations are machine sewn and quilted using silk, velvet, cotton batiks, her own hand stamped fabrics, and various others to create wall hangings, quilts and pillows for decorative and everyday use.
Marion is a Niche Award winner and has been featured in many publications including The Guild, Profiles and American Art Collector. Her work can be seen at many galleries and special exhibitions including Artistry at the Guilford Handcraft Center, A Kaleidoscope of Crafts at the Yager Museum, and For your Collection at the Attleboro Museum. A member of the Northeast Kingdom Rug Hooking Guild and the Common Threads Quilt Guild in Hyde Park VT, Marion lives and works in Johnson, VT with her husband Matt Seasholtz an accomplished glass artist.
I enjoy mixing the colors and contrasts of different fabrics in my pieces. I use cotton batiks, silks, velvets, brocades and metallics. I also layer patterns and colors on some of the pieces by block printing my own images on the cotton batiks and silks. This gives the piece a whole new richness and vibrant quality, which makes each quilt unique. I enjoy the challenge and inspiration of creating a new design for a customer’s special needs.
Calico Cat Baltimore, MD
Grovewood Gallery; Asheville, NC
Silver Fox Gallery; Hendersonville, NC
The Artisan’s Hand; Montpelier, VT
See our events page for current shows
Buyer’s Market of American Craft February 18, 19 & 20 2012 (to the trade only)
The American Craft Show in Baltimore February 22 & 23 2012 (to the trade only)
The American Craft Show in Baltimore February 24, 25 & 26 2012
CraftBoston March 23, 24 & 25 2012
The American Craft Show in St. Paul April *****2012