Hamburg man sews quilt masterpieces

Quilt artist receiving national attention

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - Jack Edson spends a lot of time in his dining room. Actually it used to be a dining room. Over the years it has been transformed into his studio, much the same way that Jack transforms bits of fabric into works of art. He says "I may be working with cloth, but I'm actually painting in my mind."

By day he's the director of the Hamburg Library, but in his spare time Jack Edson creates eye catching masterpieces. Not bad for a guy who never had a sewing lesson. Referring to his style he says "The quilt people like it because it's art and the art people like it because it's the quilted media."

Jack has been quilting for 40 years. His work has received national attention and is featured this month in a popular quilt magazine.

Jack teaches twice a year at The City Quilter in New York City and is getting ready for a local show of his work which opens January 1st at Nichols School.

Jack Edson thinks procrastination can hold artists, quilters and anyone creative back and advises them to "just get those scissors and start cutting." 

 

 

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