"Chartreuse is my neutral..."
Velda Newman is a contemporary quilt maker and fiber artist from Nevada City, California. Her large scale designs, portraying subjects from nature, have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan. Newman uses textiles and thread the way other artists use paint and brush. Her primary source of inspiration is the natural world and her exquisitely crafted quilts reflect the detail and design she finds there. Her work has appeared in many national and international publications and exhibitions including featured artist at the first international show in Mexico, 2018. Her work is included in both public and private collections. Her quilt ZINNIA, was selected by Quilt Visions 2010 Committee to be the recipient of the Quilts Japan Prize. Velda has been awarded “Best of Show” twice at Houston and her quilt "HYDRANGEA" was selected as one of the 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century.
Velda lectures and teaches her techniques on an international level for many conferences and quilt guilds. Her book, VELDA NEWMAN: A Painter’s approach To Quilt Design was published by Fiber Studio Press. The second book, A Workshop With Velda Newman, was published by C&T Publishing.
b. 1939, Ventura, California
Lives and works in Nevada City, California
Partial List of Shows and Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibit: PANORAMA Velda Newman, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
March 2 -June 15, 2018
United States Department of State, Kathmandu, Nepal
Art in Embassies Exhibition: BASKETS. 2016-2020
Solo Exhibit: Nature on a Grand Scale - The Quilts of Velda Newman
The Hartford Building on California St., San Francisco, CA
October 15, 2016 - January 15, 2017
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
The Art Quilt Revolution, 2016
Featured: Sunflower State
Quilt National, Columbus, Ohio, 2015
City Quilt Gallery, New York, New York
Color/Scale/Design: Velda Newman
September 9 - November 18, 2014
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont
Solo Exhibit, May - October, 2013
Larger than Life: Quilts by Velda Newman
VISIONS: San Diego, CA, 2012
American White Pelicans
The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY.
Exhibit: The Nature of Design - Quilts of Velda Newman
VISIONS: Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
2010 Winner of the "QUILTS JAPAN PRIZE" for ZINNIA