Barb Forrister is an award winning quilt and fiber artist whose work has been exhibited both at a national and international level. She is a member of Biography
Barb Forrister is an award winning quilt and fiber artist whose work has been exhibited both at a national and international level. She is a member of Texas Federation of Fiber Artists, Studio Art Quilts Association and the International Quilt Association. Currently residing in Austin, her true love is creating nature and pictorial scenes in a 3 dimensional manner. As an avid environmentalist and recycler, Barb gets her inspiration from observing nature and employing unusual and “upcycled” materials to convey textural surfaces. Many of these materials include heat distressed plastics, hand dyed, inked or painted textiles, fibers, beads and trinkets. Barb also supports and contributes to many causes by donating her time and work to organizations such as The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Federation. Her work has also been published in SAQA Portfolio 16, Portfolio 17, Dinner at Eight Artists Presents Beneath The Surface, Texas Artist Portrait Projects, In The Spotlight Barb Forrister (Quilting Arts April/May 2011 edition), and Lone Stars III: Texas Quilts Today to be released in 2011.