Maureen Jakubson


Maureenis a Mixed Media Artist, Fabric Designer and Art Cloth Maker. Born in Maine, she moved to Ithaca in 1983 to begin practice as a pediatric therapist and fiber artist. Engaged all her life in learning fiber work from family and neighbors, and as part of her therapy practice, Maureen incorporates the design and color work from years of weaving, quilting, lace making, knitting, and crochet into her creations. In recent years, she has concentrated on developing graphic impact with Shibori stitch resist dyeing. Seeing the hand of the maker, mark of the tools, and the history of handmade cloth, has inspired Maureen’s original fabric creations.  She produces the fabrics in all her work using traditional Shibori techniques reinterpreted for contemporary surface design as well as a variety of fabric printing and screening methods to produce mixed media fiber art. She has developed innovative, large scale stitch resist work based on African Shibori styles traditionally dyed in Indigo. She hand dyes, prints and paints on cottons, silks, linens, wood and paper.  Recently, Maureen has developed an interest in using stitch resist to restyling repurposed clothing.

Maureen has studied with Nancy Crow, Jane Dunnewold , Emily Richardson, Ann Johnson, Sue Cavanaugh, Jan Myers-Newberry, Elin Noble, David Hornung, Kaffe Fassett, Judy Robertson, and Elizabeth Busch at Quilting By the Lake, Timber Barn and Dunnewold Studios. She is currently completing the Art Cloth Mastery Program at Dunnewold Studios in San Antonio Texas. Her paintings and fiber work have been exhibited at CSMA, Tompkins County Library, TCQG shows, the Lowell Quilt Festival,and Quilting by the Lake. She has been successfully marketing her work both locally and online. She sells finished art pieces, fabrics, garments and linens.  In 2014, she started a Fabric Design business: Maureen Jakubson Fabric Designs. Her work can be found through Etsy.comSpoonflower.com, and her website: http://www.MaureenJakubsonFabricDesigns.com

Maureen is  a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), the Quilt Divas and Finger Lakes Fiber Artists formed in 2015 in association with the Schweinfurth Art Center. She has been teaching Shibori Stitch Resist and other Hand Dyeing techniques at the Community School of Music and Art in Ithaca since 2015. Her  work  was juried into Plowshares Crafts Fair sponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council in 2016 and 2017 and Ithaca Artist Market in 2017.

Current Shows include the Finger Lakes Fiber Artist Show at the May Memorial Unitarian Church in Syracuse and Quilt Diva Show; “Threads of Change” in Ithaca New York.

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