Debbie Jones is a fabric artist who specializes in fabric decollage, art quilts and mixed media collage. Her fascination with color and love of fabric started in childhood, when she began crafting and sewing. This eventually led to a part-time business in sewing and fashion design. In 1990, after winning a quilt in a charity raffle, she became intrigued with quilts and decided to try making them herself. After studying techniques from world-renowned quilting instructors and some experimentation on her own, she began to create one-of-a-kind contemporary quilts that express her artistic flair, working both by hand and by machine.
Then an auto accident sidelined Debbie's health, and her quilting, for about seven years. While recovering, she felt compelled to find another outlet for her fabric art that would be easier on her neck and back than sewing had become. So she developed a way of gluing fabric in layers, rather than sewing, which evolved over time into her fabric decollage technique.
Now that her neck and back have improved, Debbie is making art quilts again and continues to make fabric decollages with renewed energy and enthusiasm, expanding more recently into mixed media collage. She enjoys the meditative feeling she experiences during the creative process and loves knowing that those who collect her work enjoy the final results. Her art is in collections around the world and has been exhibited in galleries and at fine art shows in various locations around the United States.
Always looking for a creative challenge, Debbie welcomes the opportunity for custom orders. She works from her studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and would be pleased to meet with you by appointment. She is also experienced in working with clients who live outside her area via digital photography, email and telephone.
Now sharing her expertise with others, Debbie loves to travel and teach her fabric techniques for groups and at shows around the US and beyond. Please inquire if you would like to receive a teaching proposal packet for your group or event.