Maxine started drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil and machine sewing when she was eight. Art lessons followed, as well as a degree in Chemistry and every art course she could squeeze into her schedule. After college, she studied watermedia painting with William J. Ziegler (AWS) and printmaking with Margot DeWitt. She taught watercolor and drawing classes for 13 years and has since taught both jewelry and quilt making.
She has also been working with metals for over 30 years, creating one of a kind jewelry pieces in silver, gold, and other metals. Her creations are inspired by the wonderful stones she incorporates into the design.
In 2011 she started cutting her own stones in order to explore the amazing patterns that occur in nature. Since no two patterned stones are alike, each piece is unique. Now the weight of the stone collection balances the weight of the fabric stash.
Serious quilting began when she realized two things:
1. She could combine her loves of painting, drawing, and sewing into one mixed media art form.
2. Not all quilts have to go on beds.
Maxine has exhibited her work in numerous solo, group, and juried shows and has won awards in all her media.
“I love fabric and being able to play with colors and textures. Being able to paint on the fabric and draw with thread, combines two favorite creative modes. In Art Quilting, anything goes!
Wallingford Community Art Center
Main Line Art Center
FIBER ART EXHIBITIONS
International Quilters Assoc.
2011 Juried Show, Houston
2008-2009 In Full Bloom, IQA Traveling Exhibit
2004 Andover Fabrics/Lonnie Rossi Fabric Challenge, IQA, Finalist
American Quilters Assoc., Lancaster, PA
PA National Quilt Expo
2017 Best Mid-Century Modern Wall Quilt
2006, 2012 Judges Choice
2004 Best Pictorial
2004 Best Interpretation of Theme
Tri-State Quilt Expo, N.J. 2014 Hon Men
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Williamsburg, VA
National Quilt Assoc., Columbus, OH
Quilters’ Heritage, Lancaster, PA
Quilt Odyssey, Hershey, PA
DaVinci Art Alliance Fiber Show, Philadelphia
Undercover Quilters, Brookhaven, PA
2019 1st Large Pieced Wall Quilt, 1st Art Quilt
2017 1st Large Pieced Wall Quilt, 2nd Modern Quilt
2015 2nd Pieced Bed Quilt, Judges Choice
2013 2nd, 3rd Art Quilt, Judges Choice
2011 1st Pieced Wall Quilt, Best Use of Color, 1st, 3rd Art Quilt
2009 2nd Art Quilt, 3rd Art Quilt & Best Use of Color
2007 3rd Art Quilt, 3rd Wall Quilt-Applique, 2nd Other Techniques
2005 2nd Art Quilt, 2nd Wall Applique
2003 3rd Wall Quilt-Pieced, M Scott Fabric Challenge winner
Brandywine Valley Quilters, Brookhaven, PA
2006 1st Machine Applique Wall Quilt, 2nd Little Quilt
2002 3rd Wall Quilt-pieced
Jenkins Arboretum, Wayne, PA
Delaware County Community College Juried Art Show, PA
Diamond State Show, DE
WATERCOLORS, PRINTS, and DRAWINGS
Juried Exhibitions include:
International Artists in Watercolor, London, England
Audubon Artists, NYC
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC
National Arts Club, NYC
Salmagundi Club, NYC
N.J. Society of Painters and Sculptors
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, PA
PA Society of Watercolor Painters
William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg Art Association, PA
Central PA Art Alliance, State College, PA
Indiana University of Pa
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Regional Exhibit
Philadelphia Civic Center, PA
Woodmere Art Center, Phila., PA
PA Society of Goldsmiths
PA Watercolor Society
PA Guild of Craftsmen (Haverford)
Tuscorora Lapidary Society
American Quilter’s Society
Main Line Quilters