Ann Ribbens comes from a long line of quilters and works in a wide variety of surface design techniques. She says “The feel of fabric in my hands always reminds me of that legacy. I also love the endless possibilities a textile artist can explore and the cultural traditions that inspire textile design and execution.”
She says of her WARM mentorship experience:
“WARM has given me the opportunity to focus my work in new media. Through a critical response process, I also got many new ideas for how to mount and display my 2D work. I am interested in exhibiting my pieces and getting feedback from other artists and the public. I also hope to teach surface design techniques in retirement.”
Ann has been making quilts for over 30 years -WARM has now given her two focus areas for future work. WARM also provided many learning opportunities from attending critical responses to photography to interacting with artists who work in a wide range of media.