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Featured Artist

January & February Artist: Dagmar Plenk

Meet the Artist: Saturday, January 27, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, and experience a large selection of her work!

We are proud to feature fiber artist Dagmar Plenk, as the Gift Shop Featured Artist for the months of January and February. Dagmar has lived a life involved with fiber beginning with her childhood in Bavaria where she learned knitting, crochet, and embroidery by the age of six. More recently, she has developed a method of intuitive/improvisational knitting without patterns which she will teach in a workshop at WMQFA on November 3, titled Free Range Knitting. Dagmar also creates contemporary art quilts and small, slow stitched fiber art pieces that she calls "Stitched Meditations."
Dagmar's quilts and fiber art combine bright, vibrant color combinations with soft, subtle shifts of hand dyed color. This sensitivity to beautiful color and texture is also reflected in her intuitive improvisational knitted shawls and wraps. In Dagmar's own words, “I like to think of myself as a mark maker with fabric and thread, an explorer of color and texture as I work to discover new lines, shapes, and connections in my work."
You can meet Dagmar in the Gift Shop on Saturday, January 27, 10:30-4:00. She will be available to answer your questions about her techniques and will bring in many more pieces of her beautiful art that will be available for purchase on that day only.
After visiting with the artist, stop into the current exhibition, the Third Fiber Arts Biennale: Keeping Warm, in the Barn Gallery where you will find two of Dagmar's stunning pieces on display.