Monday, June 6, 2011

Artist Monday- Denise Havlan

Denise Havlan is an art quilter and teacher  from Plainfield Il.  She has been quilting for 21 years.  Trained in the fine arts Denise brings her drawing and painting skills to all her art quilts.  Predominately a figurative artist she will dabble in landscapes and nature scenes.  Her work can be viewed at most national quilt shows throughout the year and on her website.

I have known Denise for many years. We are both members of a local group “PAQA” and met there, but we see each other through out the year at other quilt related functions.

Denise’s quilt - Shannon's Bantam won the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry.

2009 winner at International Quilt Festival's World of Beauty Show.

The original drawings for this quilt were begun the summer of 2006. The final work was completed in the summer of 2009. My granddaughter, Shannon is 10 years old in the finished quilt.

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Denise is an inspiration to us all.

2 comments:

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I saw this quilt at the Paducah show in 2010 and was amazed by it! Thanks for the link to her website.

Cornwoman said...

What a great quilt! Thank you for sharing it, and Denise, with us. It's got to be a treasure for the family.

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