The Fractured Fabric Society (FFS) at Harper's Fabric and Quilt Co. in Downtown Overland Park is a group of non-traditional quilters who meet to share projects, resources and ideas in an encouraging environment. Show and Tell is a major part of the gathering, along with new techniques and topics of interest. In their 14th year, FFS members meet at Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co. in Downtown Overland Park. Exhibiting artists are JoEl Vogt, Mary Funk, Gayle Baddeley, Mary Kay Fosnacht, Karen Hansen, Kathleen McDaniel, Jackie Stoaks and Cindy Brendzel.
Introduce the group and tell us a little about the Fractured Fabrics Society.
Fractured Fabrics is a non-traditional art quilting group that meets at the Harpers Quilting and Fabrics store on Santa Fe in downtown Overland Park 4 times a year.
Talk about the work that will be on view. What would you like people to know about it?
Each piece is an original work of art designed and constructed by the artist based on their unique vision and inspiration.
What’s the most challenging thing about the creative process for art quilting?
The most challenging thing about art quilting is translating a vision into fabric, thread and embellishments and producing a finished piece that engages the viewer.
Who are the other KC-area quilters the group looks to for inspiration?
While there are many quilter’s groups in the KC-area Fractured Fabrics is one the few organizations to encourage its members to express themselves with new and innovative techniques.