Biography

Velda Newman is an internationally recognized contemporary quilt artist, author and lecturer from Northern California. Known for her large scale, mostly organic designs, Velda creates original quilts of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship. For the past 18 years Velda's work has appeared in many national and international exhibitions and has been featured in over 30 publications, including Quilter's Newsletter and Threads magazine. She lives in Northern California and is the mother of 4 and the grandmother of 12.

Selected Awards and Exhibitions

Textile Expressions: Contemporary Art Quilts; Santa Barbara Historical Society, Invitational - Feb–April 2006

Carl Solway Gallery; Invitational - Sept–Dec 2005

Kokusai Art Presents-Japanese Imagery in 100 Quilts; Invitational - Sept 2004–Oct 2005

The 30 Distinguished Quilt Artists of the World ; Tokyo, Japan, Invitational - 2003

Contemporary Art Quilts-The John M Walsh III Collection; University of Kentucky Art Museum, 2001

Quilt National, Athens, Ohio - 2001

Thirteen Moons Gallery
, Santa Fe, New Mexico - March/April 2001

Women of Taste; A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists & Chefs, Invitational - Spring 2000

New England Quilt Museum
, Fourth Quarter, 20th Century, Invitational - Spring 2000

Flowers of the Mainau
, Invitational, Mainau, Germany - April 1999

Honored as having created one of the "20th
Century's 100 Best Quilts,"
- 1999

Allegre Gallery
, Art Quilts Invitational, Santa Fe, New Mexico - 1997 & 1998

Nabisco Gallery
, The Art of the Quilt, Invitational, East Hanover, New Jersey - 1996

Ohio Designer Craftsmen Museum
, American Art Quilts, Invitational, Columbus, Ohio - 1994

Textilmuseum Max Berk
, Quilt Art - A Contemporary View, Invitational, Heidelberg, Germany - 1994

Bedford Gallery
, New Directions: Quilts for the 21st Century, Invitational, Walnut Creek, California - 1994

International Quilt Association
, Expo Europa Holland, Invitational, Houston, Texas - 1992

VISIONS: The Art of the Quilt
, San Diego, California - 1992

International Federation of Women
, 24th Triennial Conference, Invitational, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California - 1992

International Quilt Association, Houston, Texas - Best of Show, 1991

Fabric Gardens , International Exhibition of Quilts at Expo '90, Osaka, Japan - 1990-1991