Deborah Fisher has tried on many titles over the years, but “maker” fits her best. She is a maker of quilts, textiles, ceramics, and the Bright Hopes Collaborative quilt project, among other things. She is also the “docent and ringmaster” of the Fish Museum and Circus, her company where she sells her handmade creations. The Modern Quilters of Rhode Island got an up-close look at her makes at our October meeting. Deborah shared her creative story—which she attributes to both her mother and her father—and brought along at least a dozen beautiful quilts, including many of the originals from her book, Quilt Giving.
The quilt below is one of Deborah’s in-progress projects, a compilation of many sample blocks, UFOs and odds and ends. She is incorporating a lot of big-stitch hand quilting.
After the trunk show, guests were invited to shop! Deborah’s ceramic creations sell out quickly on her website, so it was a real treat to have so many items to choose from and see them in person.