sue spargo

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Location Uniontown, Ohio, United States
Introduction Southern Africa influenced my life and creativity. I was born in Zambia and received my education in South Africa. I moved to England; this shift between two very different cultures inspired many of my designs. The stark contrasts between the arid beige and browns of the African bushveld and the lush greens of the rolling hills of Southern England have been a rich source of ideas. I am influenced by the energy and color of traditional African designs. These early experiences combined to stir my love of “primitive” arts and crafts. In 1989 I moved to Connecticut and subsequently to Tennessee, Utah and Ohio. Each new State presented sharp contrasts and stirred new ideas. With each move I met many wonderful quilt enthusiasts and through them added abundantly to my knowledge and creativity. Quilt makers are special people. I now focus on: - design of quilted items using textural fabrics and embellishments - workshops and retreats - creating books and patterns. My other absorbing passions include the four unique, strong and fulfilling personalities that are my children, tending my flowers and traveling to exciting destinations