Irmgard Lee

Artist Statement

Originally form Germany, we moved to State College from Williamsport PA in 1975.  In my developmental years I was not apt at any kind of needlework. After I retired from Atotech USA in 2002, I started quilting in 2003 after taking quilting classes from Polly Miller. While taking beginning classes, I began producing blocks and quilts on my own by combining my sewing ability with the use of color and design to create new works of art.  

I love the creative process and I have been quilting ever since.  I enjoy taking traditional quilt blocks and finding contemporary, new ways to combine them, thus creating entirely new designs.

I have taken additional courses from Antoinette Holl, Nancy Silverman, Esterita Austin, Laua Wasilowski, and others.  I have participated in exhibits at the Art Alliance, the Boalsburg Heritage Museum, Foxdale Village and the Venice Area Quilt Guild.  I have won several prizes at the Center Pieces Quilt Guild Shows including “Best of Show” in 2009 and recently several blue ribbons at Quilting by the Gulf in Venice, Florida.