About Krista Zeghers

Krista  Zeghers I have always loved fibre. I remember "sewing" with scraps from my Mom's projects while she was sewing. One aunt taught me to knit and crochet, while another taught me to do needlepoint. In my senior year of Home Economics Sewing I made a five-piece suit for myself. Egad, I really was a fibre geek even then!

Quilting started for me when I attended my first workshop in Clear Lake, Manitoba, facilitated by Eva Bishop, in the late 70s. I completed my first quilt, a Hawaiian sampler, all hand appliqued and quilted, at age 24. I must admit the quilt spent two full years on stretcher bars in our living room. Thank goodness I had a patient husband! And yes, the cat occasionally used it as a hammock!

After a long hiatus from quilting to allow time to sew for my two young children, I returned to quilting and eventually to fibre art. Workshops with Coreen Zerr, Heather Lair, Karen Kay Buckley, Anna Hergert, Judy Coates-Perez, Patt Blair, Betty Busby, Mary Pal, Angela Walters Lisa Binkley and Hollis Chatelain, all international quilt artists, as well as numerous vacations have influenced my art.

Now that am I retired from my full time job as a classroom teacher, I have more time to concentrate on my artwork. I love artwork where the image is recognizable to the viewer, but has something unique and special about it. There could be a change of scale, a different colour scheme, a close up of a small section, a repeated pattern or shape; any element that makes the work come alive and provides interest. I feel art needs to intrigue the viewer, make them want to look closer and spend time with the piece.



email: Krista Zeghers
Website: travelingteacherfromholland.blogspot.ca
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Artwork by Krista Zeghers

Moon Dance




Ireland Woven Landscape




Icy Spring Morn




Ice Shards




Foxglove




Flax Field




Don the Photographer




Bow Falls




Belize Flower




Self Portrait: Fibre Lovers Fun Day




Backwards Glance




Where Has Our Compassion Gone?




Ngorongoro Maasai




Lake Natron Masai




Fate of Masai Men Triptych




Windy Point




Sioux Narrows Triptych




Serengeti Moment




Oldavai Man




 

Exhibition Artwork by Krista Zeghers

Is Hindsight Really 20/20?
20/20 Vision

Is Hindsight Really 20/20?

Water Lily Reflection
Botanical Reflections

Water Lily Reflection

Why: Heart
Conversations

Why: Heart

MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Thinking Woman
Ekphrastic

MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Thinking Woman


Independence Grows
From a Tiny Seed

Independence Grows