Barbara Shapel

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Occupation Contemporary Fiber Artist
Location Washougal, Washington
Introduction Barbara was born in Boise, Idaho and moved to Washington in her early twenties. She made clothing during her school years, and then explored other areas of artistic interest, including embroidery, photography, and stained glass. Since learning to quilt in 1993, she has focused exclusively on fiber art. Today she enjoys the challenge of integrating the quilting line and making it an important part of the overall design of a piece. She also works to create two-sided quilts where the back is a reflection of the front and offers the viewer a different perspective of the same piece. Barbara is an award winning quilter having won Best of Show in the first juried quilt show she ever entered. Her work is in many private collections and has appeared at a number of shows and locations.
Favorite Movies Cast Away, Shawshank Redemption, The Tudors, Up, DaVinci Code, How to Train Your Dragon
Favorite Music Green Day, Peter Paul & Mary, Nickelback, Eminem, Gregorian Chant
Favorite Books The Gift, The Essential Rumi, Nine Horses, The Alchemist, Outlander, Poisonwood Bible, Holy Bible