Susan has spent the last 15 years learning, experimenting and finally teaching a variety of surface design techniques in dyeing,
painting, screen printing and image transfers. At this point she is focused on using lettering, alphabets and fonts in a variety of
different applications and exploring how lettering can be used in quilting and surface design. Susan is also scheduled to film a DVD
on Soy Wax Resists this October with Galli Films Ltd. a prestigious film company that specializes in surface design techniques.
Susan travels internationally to teach and lecture, has written six quilting books and many magazine articles.

Susan’s quilts have been shown across North America and her work is known for its use of traditional methods with contemporary
design and materials. She has studied Design, Patchwork and Embroidery with the prestigious City & Guilds Institute of London,
England and has studied with internationally acclaimed teachers/quilt makers Nancy Crow, Jan Meyers Newbury, Elin Noble, Gail
Harker and Ruth Issett. Susan has also been awarded two Certificates in Art and Design and Textile Design/Decoration from the
Gail Harker Creative Studies Centre in Washington, USA.

When sharing her knowledge and experience in the classroom Susan’s students have commented on the thoroughness of her
lessons and the careful attention given to each student. She encourages quilters, both newcomers and the more experienced, to
enjoy the process, to gather as much knowledge as possible and to challenge themselves with new techniques and processes.
Susan is an active member of the fibre arts community in British Columbia and is a member of national and international fibre and
surface design associations and is a qualified quilt judge.
Susan Purney Mark
See more of Susan's work at her website
As a fabric artist, Susan has embarked on a life
transforming journey into the world of colour, design and
pattern. Art and quilting has become her method of self
expression and the focus of both her energies and methods
of communication.
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