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Laurie dill-Kocher

Born: U.S.

Laurie dill-Kocher is a fiber artist with a BFA in textiles from Edinboro (PA) State University and an MFA in weaving and textle design from Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. There are many examples of her work in in both public and private collections in the US and abroad. 

She explores the visualization of sound in her recent work, which she notes in her artist statement:

"It has been said that my current work is the culmination of organized chaos but in truth it is simple. It's beginnings stem from the visualization of sound. Some so small to be classified as ambient noise. The daily sounds that we turn off or disregard in everyday life. These sounds are then translated into colors and movement. While the process of quilting is traditional, I use a felt wall to start assembling my pieces. Using the same techniques as a painter, I assemble my fabric pieces into groups of colors and movement. Then I apply them in small sections as you would paint. While the process of achieving the final image is slow, I continue to add and remove sections until the final image is a cohesive unit. Only then do I start to include the final quilting into the piece." [1]

For more information on her work, visit

[1] Laurie dill-Kocher, Artist Statement, Burchfield Penney Artist File.