“Margaret Anderson builds up layer upon layer to create a remarkable luminosity of color.” --Dorothy Twining Globus, Curator of Exhibitions, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY.

“Margaret Anderson's abstract work Lichens # 2 introduced themes and approaches representative of the larger body of her work. Abstract shapes and colors inspired by her environment inform the work. Her affinity for organic visual space and quiet visual movement appear key to the composition. An interest in organza, delicate glazes of acrylic painting and subtle undulations of surface through hand stitching were evident. The delicacy, specificity and sheer quantity of Margaret's hand stitching conveys strength beyond its quiet visual presence.” --Paula Scaffidi, textile artist

“Margaret Anderson mixes mediums by adding acrylic paint to a composition that also includes hand appliqué and quilting. Yet the painted elements are so dependent on the sewn ones for their total effect that her buoyant lyrical abstraction seems entirely at home in this exhibition.” --Ed McCormack, art critic, Gallery&Studio, February/March, 2006

“Anderson's....process is a labor of love that involves countless hours of inspiration, devotion and patience. The results are stunning, truly unique works of art.” --Helga Freund, Kudos, May 2006

“Margaret Anderson's Lichens # 4 resembles fallen petals carpeting soil under a spring tree. Layers of irregularly shaped transparent and translucent pieces are spaced and separated--as if by a batting of air. Looking through the superimposition of sheer fabrics creates a moiré effect as delicate as frost.” --Lois Martin, Surface Design Journal, Fall 2006

“Margaret Anderson has a lovely and lyrical color sense.  I could sense air and light in her work - some looked almost lit from behind.”  --Penny McMorris, art curator and author

Many of these pieces exhibit strong painterly qualities...Margaret Anderson's ‘Crimson Mist’ uses acrylic paint on silk to create quilted blooms of color...”-- Katherine Rushworth, writer, art critic, Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, December, 2010.

Best in Show for Fiber, It's Elemental; Coconino Center for the Arts; November 20 - December 20, 2012; Flagstaff, AZ

Invited Artist, Art Quilts XVII, Art Quilts Invitational; Vision Gallery; November 2, 2012 - January 20, 2013; Chandler, AZ

Invited Artist, Pushing the Surface 2009 national invitational; Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, May 16-August 9, 2009; Coshocton, OH

Whistler Award, Art Quilts at the Whistler IV; Whistler House Museum of Art, July 1 - August 15, 2008; Lowell, MA

Juror's Award of Merit, Quilt National '07; Dairy Barn Arts Center, May 26 - September 3, 2007; Athens, OH

Juror's Choice Award, Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center; November 4, 2006 - January 7, 2007; Auburn, NY

2012 - Flagstaff Live!, November 29 - December 5, 2012, Volume 18, Issue 48, Flagstaff, AZ, pg 14, 15, 17

2010 - The Post-Standard, Stars Magazine, Sunday, December 26, 2010, Syracuse, NY, pg 17

2010 - Quilt Visions 2010 No Boundaries, Quilt San Diego/Quilt Visions, 2010

2010 - Art Quilt Collection: Designs & Inspiration from Around the World, Sixth & Spring            Books, New York, NY, 2010, p 132

2010 - Sedona Monthly, September 2010, Sedona, AZ, p 36

2010 - The Scene, Sedona, AZ, September 3, 2010 p 10

2007 - Quilt National 2007, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, p 22

2006 - Gallery & Studio, February/March 2006, New York, NY

2006 - Kudos, May 31, 2006, cover story, Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc., Sedona, AZ

2006 - Surface Design Journal, Fall 2006, Surface Design Association, Sebastopol, CA, p 55

2000 - Sewing Professional, October 2000, Issue 230, p 43


Nationally recognized award winning mixed media textile artist Margaret Anderson
creates brightly colored, abstract, contemporary wall hangings. Her work can be included
in various categories including mixed media, fiber, textile, collage, and quilt art. Acrylic painting
 on cloth, collage and hand stitching are techniques used. Anderson’s approach is one
of intuitive spontaneity and meticulous craftsmanship.


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