Amy Mundinger has been creating art quilts for the past 17 years in the beautiful Front Range foothills of Boulder, Colorado. Before moving to Boulder, Amy lived abroad for seven years in Nuernberg, Germany; Singapore; and Sydney, Australia - all while starting a family. Amy's workspace in Boulder is Pine Tree Studio with windows out to the Ponderosa Pine forest with deer, squirrels and birds, as well as the occasional fox and bear. Amy is a member of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder (this year, Amy is the Annual Sale Chair, on the HGB Board, and administrator on the guild's Facebook page).
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HOW I BEGAN: When I was 11 years old, my mother showed me how to use my grandmother's electrified Singer sewing machine, gave me a carton of fabric & scraps, and turned me loose. My mother had been supplying me from the age of five with craft kits, but I never paid any attention to the direction sheet and simply looked at the picture and whipped up the creation. So when I began to sew I already had the freedom to make whatever I wanted. This really hasn't changed much today. Oh, yes, Mom and I took a template/hand quilting class when I was fourteen and I learned pattern sewing in high school, but I've never lost my passion for doing my own thing. I've taken scores of classes in quilting techniques, weaving, wet and needle-felting, fabric painting and dyeing, design and jewelry-making - and these all form the basis of my art- but my favorite thing is to dream up something new and challenge myself to bring that project to life. Being a perfectionist & having an eye for color doesn't hurt either! I love traveling, architecture & art museums, photography and drawing in my sketchbook - everyday looking for new beauty in the world to bring to my art. I love that everyday is an adventure.