Susan Webb Lee
Fairview, NC | Exhibiting Since 1986
“Color has always been my primary motivation for making art,” says Susan Webb Lee, who has been making her one-of-a-kind quilts since 1979. “I enjoy creating patterns with color and shape, and look for the interesting relationships that colors have with each other and how they can change in subtle or dramatic ways.” Lee frequently uses traditional quilt block designs as her starting point for freehand piecing, which allows her to be less restrained, and more intuitive and spontaneous. She enjoys the surprises that result from working without a definite plan. She received her BFA from Mississippi University for Women, her MA in education from Delta State University, attended the Penland School of Crafts, and studied at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her work has been shown in more than forty exhibitions across the country including all the southeastern states.