NANCY NARD - QUILTER
I have been doing one form of art or another since I can remember. Pastels and acrylic at first- I did custom horse portraits for a number of years. Since my dad sold Necchi sewing machines- I learned to sew at an early age and put myself through 2 years of college sewing when people could not do their own buttonholes or monogramming. At age 28 I was offered a job at Sax 5th Avenue as a seamstress but declined as I had a young family and New York did not seem the proper venue!
I moved to Arizona at age 35 and took up screen printing when it was all hand done art- not computer graphics!
As a New Englander I have always been exposed to and admired quilts- but “cookie cutter” designs would bore me to death. On a trip to New England to visit a friend of 50 years, I was introduced to a style called “liberated quilting” WOW- that really got my artistic juices flowing and the rest is history. My personal style develops with each and every new project. I LOVE COLOR- and my quilts have inspired some to see the world of quilts through whole new eyes. I aspire to be better with every project! I promise- they’re not yer’ grandma’s quilts!