Barbara Olson – 2017 Feature Artist

Barbara Olson is a national and international award-winning quilt artist, teacher, lecturer, and author. Her quilts have appeared in many publications and exhibits around the world.  Barbara has written books, “Journey of an Art Quilter; Creative Strategies and Techniques” and “Singularly Dramatic; Creating Sensational Images with One Strong Focus”.

In The Beginning, one of Barbara’s art quilts, was chosen as one of The Twentieth Century’s Best American Quilts. Many of her art quilts are included in private and corporate collections across the country.

For the last twenty-five years, Barbara has been developing and giving workshops and lectures for those interested in expanding their unique creative talents in the area of quilt arts. Her classes are not only fun and dynamic, they are also filled with innovative techniques and opportunities to create wonderfully unique art quilts.

When Barbara is not on the road teaching or judging quilt shows, she is at her home and studio in Billings, Montana.