A Quiet Family Moment in the Baboon Troop © Sherry Turpenoff (Photo courtesy Katie Turpenoff)

A Quiet Family Moment in the Baboon Troop © Sherry Turpenoff
(Photo courtesy Katie Turpenoff)


Artist Statement: My work is an expression of my love of nature and the natural wonders of the world we all share. My fiber work is directed at creating a shared moment of natural beauty, an emotion or reflection evoked by an image of our world or a message of impending danger to our world.

Using the color and texture of the fibers and fabrics as a palette, I piece, fuse, felt, free-form knit and quilt my images. While my work may vary from abstract to realism and from intense color and movement to subdued forms, the unifying theme is a message from nature.

While I appreciate the beauty of traditional knitting and quilting, I am not good at following the rules; therefore my work is non-traditional in construction and form focused on the message. My love of animals, nature, the outdoors and travel combine to make my work generally structured around organic forms created with flowing color and highly textured fiber.

My pieces are generally playful or positive. In the occasional piece where the message is a sober one, the colorful moving forms add a feeling of hope and optimism.

Size: 32″ x 38″

Materials: Silk, Tulle, Organza

Techniques: Reverse Applique and Machine Quilted


A Quiet Family Moment in the Baboon Troop (detail) © Sherry Turpenoff (Photo courtesy Katie Turpenoff)

A Quiet Family Moment in the Baboon Troop (detail) © Sherry Turpenoff
(Photo courtesy Katie Turpenoff)