This month’s featured artists are Jane Wertanen, of the Lyric First Stage Visual Arts Group, and Barb Tupy, of the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild.

“Raising Awareness,” the title of Jane’s main body of work, is inspired by love of the Iron Range people and places depicted in her artwork.  Her artwork encourages an appreciation and gratitude for all life.

Barb’s beautiful “Postage Stamp Rose” quilt is based on quilts from the first half of the 20th century.  Not only did she use more than 6,000 1.5 inch squares, she also dyed all of the green, blue, and pink fabric that she used.

For more inspiration, be sure to come in for a closer look.  Want to learn how to paint and quilt as these ladies do?  Ask the library how to contact both groups.  If you prefer book learning, we can help you with that, too!