Angela Bowman
about
Angela

“I’ve loved to sew ever since I learned how in junior high school. That proud, satisfying feeling you get when you finish making something…there’s nothing like it. I’ve also always liked geometric art. I love how large stunning designs can be made from small simple shapes. I started quilting in 2013 and became hooked when I discovered that quilts can be art. A couple years later I learned graphic design software so I could design my own quilts. The first resulting quilts were incredulous to me. I designed and made them out of sheer curiosity, and they were loved by quilters and artists alike. Now I love to fuse digital illustration and sewing translation to create modern quilts. I’m inspired by modern technology, grid systems, geometry, nostalgia, portraits, and nature. I am particularly drawn to the concept of seeing things through a digital lens.”

Angela grew up in the rural town of Filer, Idaho. After receiving a business degree and working many years in finance and technology, she resumed her lifelong interest in sewing. At the age of 44 she taught herself graphic design software to design her own quilts. She fuses digital illustration and sewing translation to create modern quilts. She is inspired by modern technology, grid systems, geometry, nostalgia, portraits, and nature. She is particularly drawn to the concept of seeing things through a digital lens. Angela’s work has appeared in exhibitions, notably at QuiltCon and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. She has been featured in various print publications, including Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, Modern Patchwork Home, and Country Living magazine. Angela is a creative advocate. She shares her process online and curates quality fabric at her online sewing shop Sewfinity. She lives in Meridian, Idaho with her husband and two children.


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Want to collaborate on a project or commission a quilt? Contact Angela

Exhibitions

  • 2019  |  Patriot, Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, October 31 – November 3
  • 2019  |  Vader, Comics & Sci-Fi Quilts, International Quilt Market & Festival, Houston TX, October 31 – November 3
  • 2019  |  Foldout – CMY, AQS QuiltWeek, Grand Rapids MI, August 21 – 24
  • 2019  |  Group Exhibition, Initial Point Gallery, Meridian ID, August 2 – 30
  • 2019  |  Patriot, Art at the Library, Boise Public Library, Boise ID, May 6 – June 3
  • 2019  |  VaderQuilted Comics & Sci-Fi, Comicpalooza, Houston TX, May 10 – 12
  • 2019  |  Patriot, Art & Soul of the Magic Valley, Magic Valley Arts Council, Twin Falls ID, April 12 – 27
  • 2019  |  VaderQuiltCon, The Modern Quilt Guild, Nashville TN, February 21 – 24
  • 2017  |  Self Portrait Behind The PixelsModern Quilt Guild Showcase, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November 2 – 5
  • 2017  |  Self Portrait Behind The PixelsModern Quilt Guild ExhibitionSan Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose CA, April 21 – July 16
  • 2017  |  Self Portrait Behind The PixelsQuiltCon, The Modern Quilt Guild, Savannah GA, February 23 – 26

Awards

  • 2019  |  Honorable Mention, Two-Dimensional Category, Art & Soul of the Magic Valley, Magic Valley Arts Council, Twin Falls ID, April 12 – 27. Jurors: Kirsten Furlong, William Lewis

Publications

  • VaderSimply Moderne magazine, Summer 2019
  • MAKE Mini Quilt, feature in book Modern Patchwork Home, October 2018
  • Idaho quilt blockCountry Living magazine, September 2018
  • Self Portrait Behind The Pixels, feature in book Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, January 2018
  • MAKE Mini QuiltModern Patchwork magazine, June 2016
  • Watercolor Patchwork HoopStitch Craft Create magazine, October 2013
  • Wedding Planner Composition BookStitch Craft Create magazine, March 2013