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Short bio
Barb Forrister is an international award winning quilt and fiber artist whose work focusses on surface design and 3 dimensional soft sculpting. She is a member of Texas Federation of Fiber Artists, Studio Art Quilts Association (SAQA), and the International Quilt Association (IQA). Currently residing in Austin, her true love is creating nature and pictorial scenes in a 3-dimensional manner. As an avid environmentalist and recycler, Barb gets her inspiration from observing nature and employing unusual and “upcycled” materials to convey textural surfaces. Many of these materials include heat distressed plastics, hand dyed, inked or painted textiles, fibers, beads, and trinkets.

Barb also supports and contributes to many causes by donating her time and work to organizations such as The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, American Cancer Society, and the National Wildlife Federation. Her work has also been published in SAQA Portfolios 16-18, Dinner at Eight Artists Presents Beneath The Surface and The Space Between, Texas Artist Portrait Projects, In The Spotlight Barb Forrister (Quilting Arts April/May 2011 edition), In Stitches Emag (VolumeV), and Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts 1986-2011.

Images of Barb Forrister

Barb Forrister - med - courtesy Cynthia Wenslow
Barb Forrister – image courtesy Cynthia Wenslow

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Barb Forrister - b-w - med - courtesy Cynthia WenslowBarb Forrister – image courtesy Cynthia Wenslow

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Interviews with Barb Forrister

Dinner at Eight Artists: The Space Between (a juried invitational)

The Texas Artist Portrait Project

Dinner at Eight Artists: Beneath the Surface (a juried invitational)

 

 
Quilting Arts Magazine December 2013/January 2014 Issue No 66 with 3- Dimensional Soft Sculpted Flowers by Barb Forrister
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Quilting Arts: In the Spotlight: Barb Forrister

Quilting Arts: In the Spotlight: Barb Forrister

Quilting Arts: In the Spotlight: Barb Forrister (pdf)

 

Quilting Arts Make It University and Open Studios

Thursday, October 31, 2013: Embellishing with Foil at Make It University at the International Quilt Festival from 10:30-11:30 a.m. located at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Add a little sparkle to your next project by embellishing with foil­­—a great way to add shine to your creations! Come join the fun!

Friday, November 1, 2013: Open Studios sponsored by Craftsy at the International Quilt Festival from 10-12 p.m. located at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Embellish Studio Barb Forrister Creating 3-D Floral Patterns. Come join the fun!


Saturday, November 2, 2013: Embellishing with Foil at Make It University at the International Quilt Festival from 4:30-5:30 p.m. located at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Add a little sparkle to your next project by embellishing with foil­­—a great way to add shine to your creations! Come join the fun!

 

Come join me at Quilting Arts Make It University! Quilting Arts Magazine will once again have their fantabulous booth with fantastic books and delicious supplies to inspire creativity. They also offer Make It University Classes and Open Studio Demos by so many amazing artists. This year, I am blessed to be joining them and will be teaching how to make Mixed Media Beads on Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 12-1 p.m. If you are in the area, please stop by and visit, take some classes, rest your feet and make some wonderfully unique beads to take home with you. So much fun! I look forward to seeing you all at festival! I will also be doing an Open Studio Demo on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 12-2 p.m. where I will be making 3D fiber art trees and foliage.

 

Quilting Arts Magazine December 2013/January 2014 Issue No 66 with 3- Dimensional Soft Sculpted Flowers by Barb Forrister

Raspberry Delight by Barb ForristerDec13-Jan14 Quilting Arts[1]

 

 

Quilting Arts In Stitches Emagazine Volume V


Check out my article, “3 Dimensional Wildflowers” in the new In Stitches Emagazine Volume V. To order your copy, please visit http://www.interweavestore.com/Quilting/Magazines/eMags.html

Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts 1986-2011 By Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes
See my work in this wonderful book with 200 traditional and art quilts. To order your copy, please visit http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/brelo3.html

Lone Stars III

Little Boy Blue by Barb Forrister

Little Boy Blue by Barb Forrister

Life's a Beach by Barb Forrister

Life’s a Beach by Barb Forrister

 

Machine Quilting Unlimited Nov/Dec 2011
Featured: Songbird By Barb Forrister
To order your copy, please visit http://mqumag.com

Machine Quilting Unlimited Nov/Dec 2011

Machine Quilting Unlimited Nov/Dec 2011

Songbird by Barb Forrister

Songbird by Barb Forrister

Machine Quilting Unlimited Nov 2011 E Newsletter
Contemplation was chosen as November Quilt of The Month in Machine Quilting Unlimited E Newsletter. To sign up for your Machine Quilting Unlimited E Newsletter, please visit http://mqumag.com

Contemplation by Barb Forrister

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting Arts Magazine Oct/Nov 2012 See my work in Quilting Arts October/November 2012, “Rituals Gallery: Inspiring Quilts from Dinner at Eight Artis” with Sunrise Serenade