stitching fabric and paper makes me happy

I’m Carrie Payne a self-taught mixed media fiber artist and quilter. By day I’m a business analyst writing process documentation and organizing chaos. By night and weekend I combine fabric, thread, paper and found objects to create art quilts, fabric books, journals and other stitched creations. 

For my art quilts, I adds raw edge appliqué girls (boys and animals) on often fraying backgrounds because life doesn’t consist of neat, pressed, hidden edges. We all unravel at times and embracing imperfections instead of trying to fix them is much more fun. Each girl (or boy) is created from several fabrics and embellished with thread, found objects and sometimes a dimensional dress that literally pops off the quilt. Text print fabrics are used for ‘skin’ to depicts the stories, memories and wonder we each carry with us. Each of my art quilt is an adventure of stitched joy.

In addition to making art, I design art quilt patterns, design text print fabrics, and teach classes on showing the world your creativity with fabric and thread.  My artwork has been featured in publications such as Sew Somerset, Art Quilting Studio, American Quilter Magazine, and Somerset Holidays & Celebrations. When not stitching happiness, I enjoy sharing my life with my husband and chaos prone cats in Anchorage, Alaska.

You can see my art in person at the following galleries:  

Girdwood Center for Visual Arts – Girdwood, Alaska

Dos Manos – Anchorage, Alaska

You can find artwork, patterns and text print fabrics in my Etsy Shop.

Want to watch me make art?  See videos on YouTube.

Contact me via email:  carrie@believemagic.com.