My name is Sue Cortese. I'm a quilter, fabric dyer, artist, long-arm quilter,
teacher, vendor and a quilt judge.
I started quilting and dyeing fabric in 1995 while living in Green River, WY. My original quilting goal was to make a quilt in every style and pattern. This goal has lead me to experiment with various techniques and styles over the years. On my third or fourth quilt, I started going my own way and altering designs and patterns. I wanted my quilts to be unique. Thus, I began changing the colors, dyeing my own fabric, and using different borders and settings. I enjoy traditional quilts as well as art quilts, machine quilting as well as hand quilting, bright colors as well as toned… why limit yourself!
I grew up in Buffalo, New York and attended State University of New York at Fredonia. After moving from Wyoming to West Michigan, I began working and teaching at a quilt shop. I took full advantage of nationally known teachers brought in every other month by the local quilt guild. I still live in West Michigan, where I long-arm quilt for others, teach out of my home studio, as well as judge, teach and lecture for quilt shows and guilds around the country. My work has been recognized in local and regionals quilt shows, Quilt National, Form Not Function, Excellence in Fiber & Quilts, AQS Shows, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, and Muskegon Museum of Art. I am currently a Regional Rep for SAQA and serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges.
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