Israeli art quilter, Maya Chaimovich will display her work at the Travelogue exhibit, June 25 – Aug 2, 2013 at The ArtQuilt Gallery in Chelsea (133 West 25th Street) at designated times. Please check here for times.
The mother of 3 and grandmother of 10 was born in Israel. She became hooked on quilting in 1995. She went on to study art from 1997-2001 at the Shenkar College of Art Design. She has since exhibited her work many times and her work, also, appears in catalogues, newspapers, and magazines throughout the world.
Through quilting, Maya Chaimovich has been able to express her feelings, bring new life to recycled material, and tell stories using a variety of materials, including cotton, lace, velvet, various types of silk, and synthetic materials of all kinds. “Bride Bouquet” was inspired by her youngest daughter’s wedding. “The Desert” reflects her husband’s love of jeep travel in the desert and “The Rooster” was inspired by Chaimovich’s morning walks in the National Park in Ramat Gan.
Chaimovich has won certificates of recognition in Israel, Switzerland, England and Japan. On 2012 she won a Bronze Award in Quilt Nihon Japan, a crophy for creativity in Holland and “Best of Country 2012” from Mancuso.
Check out her book Simply Creative Quilts to learn more.
“Most of the materials I use are from recycled clothes in an assortment of colors. An important part of my design experience is the use of materials worn by people I don’t know. I give them a life of their own while designing my own creations. A main theme and a group of colors which I choose, guide me in the creation of a new work. The creation itself develops through much conflict, but gradually evolves into its final form.”