About the Artist
Shannon Naik lives in Beavercreek Ohio. She is a stay at home mom to two young children a Girl Scout troop leader and a soccer mom. She is also very active in her church, PTO and book club. Biking, scrapbooking and quilting are her “me time” activities.
Shannon started sewing at age 10 when her mother showed her how to use the sewing machine. She learned how to follow a pattern and make clothing and crafts. She taught herself and made her first patchwork at 14 years old. Shannon consistently altered every pattern to make it her own one of a kind design. A love of textiles and desire to be artistically free to compose naturally led to an interest in art quilting. Shannon has been art quilting since 2001.
A love of textiles and desire to be artistically free to compose naturally led to an interest in art quilting.
I wants every piece I make to be 100% my own creation. I to create my own designs rather than using a pattern. My inspiration is generally gathered in daily life when something catches my eye; then I snap a quick photo to reference later. Sometimes it is a play of colors or light, a particular activity, a setting, or a feeling that generates the idea for a quilt. I usually sketch a quilt idea in pencil or use a photograph; then materials are planned around the sketch. Quilting and creating give me a sense of accomplishment especially when the finished product is especially pleasing.