Primary Experiments (Beth Stewart-Ozark)

Beth Stewart-Ozark (born 1947)

Primary Experiments, 1998


44 x 44 in. (111,8 x 111,8 cm)
Courtesy of the artist, Lexington, South Carolina.

“I love color, and I love the texture of fabric. I have an extensive stash of fabric from which to choose in making my quilts, as well as a wide range of threads from which to work. I use a 1260 Bernina—a workhorse of a sewing machine. I love its ability of free motion sewing.”

Beth Stewart-Ozark learned how to hand quilt from a friend and began making quilts for her nieces and nephews. She later transitioned to machine quilting, creating her own patterns ranging from portraits to abstract expressions. Her work has won several awards and has been featured in several books and catalogs. Stewart-Ozark has taught quilting to guilds and at retreats in North Carolina and South Carolina.