Inspiration: Susan Lenz

Susan Lenz‘ needle art is consistent in personality and style but ever growing in content and theme. I am crazy for this new art quilt, Lift and Tuck, which incorporates recycled, vintage undergarments. She says,

Stitching the girdle in place [on another work] got me thinking about aging, the quest for a youthful appearance, and the pains most women go through in attempts to fool the ravages of time.  I thought about my great grandmother, my grandmother, my mother, my sisters and myself.  I thought about today’s girls and tomorrow’s girls.  Beauty and aging, the fight against oncoming years … well, it’s been going on forever and likely always will.  To me, these relics are iconic symbols for women and aging.

Susan describes her process in detail — fascinating. And she explains her unique solution to a common problem in displaying art quilts. Check out her post.


  1. says

    Thanks so much for sharing this piece! It means so much to me for others simply to SEE my work. Thanks for the extra special exposure!

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