Skill and imagination are key words for describing Janet Fogg as an artist and pattern designer. They are what she strives to show when creating her original art quilts and what she hopes to share with other quilters with her collection of quilt patterns/kits for public use.
Currently, Janet has made the decision to scale back her travel schedule by not offering future lectures and workshops in order to focus on more productive studio time and enjoy her new role as a grandmother. Janet will continue as Independent Study Instructor at Empty Spools Seminars in 2018 and 2019.
Mostly self taught, Janet has been sewing since childhood when after losing her mother she claimed the family sewing machine as her own. "It became a tool for survival, both practically and emotionally." Janet knew at a young age that she wanted to be an artist and pursued a graphic design degree and a career in art direction.
What she didn't know was that someday she would sew her art. "After leaving my design career to be a stay at home mom, I began to patch my two creative worlds together. All it took was one quilt and I was hooked." Many of the idea generation and design skills she practiced as an art director have surfaced in her approach to quilt making including visualization and brainstorming. "The idea or the beginning is the most important part of the work."