Linda Kramer - Oxford, Ohio

AndrewsLinda is an artist who uses quilting as her medium for creative and artistic expression. She says quilting “energizes her soul, excites her, calms her, and often exhausts her.” Some of her work is improvisational and ethnic-inspired. Her colors are emotional. Her message is told with strong contrasts, simple repetitive shapes and patterns, with images that are offset and asymmetrical.
Within the last three years, she began using symmetry in her quilts. She is now working with traditional quilt blocks and turning them into extraordinary quilts using symmetry and mirrored images. She strives to give life and excitement to the rigidity of symmetrical order by using interesting and ethnic fabrics, along with colorful contrasts.

Linda has worked in various art media, including silversmithing, stained glass work, pottery, bead work, photography, and graphic arts. Since being introduced to quilting in 2003, her artwork is now primarily quilting. She enjoys hand-dyeing fabrics for use in her quilts and has also been known to make, wear, and teach tie-dyeing!

Her quilts have been included in local, national, and international juried shows and invitational exhibits. Most recently, she was juried into the “World of Beauty” quilt show at the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. She also had two other quilts on display at the 2014 IQF-Houston, and one at the 2014 AQS-Lancaster, PA show.

Linda has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education and a Master of Arts in Art from Miami University. She taught art in public primary and secondary schools, and at the college level. She has taught quilting at limited venues. Now that she is retiring as the Director of Communications for the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University, she plans to spend more time in her studio and teaching.

She is a member of the American Quilters Society (AQS), International Quilt Association (IQA), Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), the Ohio Designer Craftsmen, and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts (Hamilton, OH), and regularly attends the international Quilt Surface Design Symposium (QSDS).
She lives in Reily Township, Oxford, Ohio with her husband Jim, and studio assistant, Jaxson the cat.
You can see selected quilts on her website at: lindakramerart.com
Contact Linda at:
lpkramer@fuse.net
513-939-9141