Vibrant colors, striking geometric shapes and soft warm fabrics combine in these original art quilts. Janet Gaglione’s background is in the theatre. She studied costume and lighting design then worked as Stage Manager and Lighting Supervisor for The Joffrey Ballet Company. Traveling with this and other theatre companies gave her the opportunity to hone her photography skills – chasing sunsets and vintage carousels in cities around the world. Janet continues to work on costumes for National Broadway Tours and movie projects.
Janet’s quilts are both traditional and original in design, constructed of up to 2000 pieces and as many as 80 different hand-picked fabrics. In addition to bed quilts and quilted wall art, she has brought her fabrics and skills to outdoor art projects in Frederick Maryland and Wayne County PA, included a quilted deer, birdhouse, 6’tall fiberglass key and a 5′ pink ribbon that is now on permanent indoor display at a hospital in Frederick. She crafts works that present quilts in unexpected places. Some people think quilts are only “something that grandma used to make”. Janet enjoys creating art that challenges that notion.