Velda Newman uses textiles and thread the way other artists use paint and brush. Her primary source of inspiration is the natural world and her exquisitely crafted quilts reflect the detail and design she finds there.
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Velda Newman is a contemporary quilt maker and fiber artist from Nevada City, California. Her large scale designs, portraying subjects from nature, have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan. Her primary source of inspiration is the natural world and her exquisitely crafted quilts reflect the detail and design she finds there. Her quilt ZINNIA, was selected by Quilt Visions 2010 Committee to be the recipient of the Quilts Japan Prize. Velda has been awarded Best of Show twice at Houston and her quilt HYDRANGEA was selected as one of the 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century.
Her book, VELDA NEWMAN: A Painter’s approach To Quilt Design was published by Fiber Studio Press. The second book, A Workshop With Velda Newman, was published by C&T Publishing.