Carroll Lee has sewn all her life with a passion for fabric, threads, beads and buttons, and became interested in quilting over 25 years ago. Piecing quilt tops and sandwiching 3 layers together evolved for into a love of art quilting and fiber art. Although she has no formal art education, her training has been with some of the top quilt and design instructors in the industry over the years.
After living in Hawaii for 15 years, Carroll Lee developed a love for bright, tropical colors. The islands influenced her greatly, and is evidenced in much of her work.
Her widely diverse style of making fiber art, uses materials ranging from cotton fabric and hand-dyed fabric to wool roving and silk along with other art and non-art materials like paints, dyes, crayons, bleach, seashells, beads and buttons. Carroll Lee’s strengths lie in honing many techniques used to achieve numerous styles of fiber artwork. This, coupled with top-notch skills, creates a wide-range in style throughout her body of work.
Using only the domestic (home) sewing machine, to develop her work, Carroll Lee considers her sewing machines appendages of her body, as she loves the many things that can be beautifully made with this wonderful invention.
This Master Quilter’s joy is in making art quilts; it is an ever buoyant evolution of the soul. Her work has won many ribbons and recognition in the quilt world as well as the art community. She is a member of the Painted Hills Fiber Artists of St. George, Utah, exhibits her work, teaches domestic machine skills and does commission work.