• You have no bookmark.

Your Wishlist : 0 listings

Sign In

On the

Second Floor




Joanna Monroe

Where Art and Creativity Come to Life

Step into Joanna Monroe’s studio, and you will be greeted with a vibrant and inspiring space where art flourishes. As a gifted artist, Joanna’s studio serves as a workspace and a gallery to showcase her magnificent creations. She dabbles in various mediums, from painting and textile dyeing to experimenting with surface design on canvases and cottons. With each stroke of her brush, her artistic prowess shines through, infusing each piece with a unique touch that is truly mesmerizing.

Joanna’s passion for art journaling is evident in the intricacies of her creations and the thoughtful composition of each piece. Her distinctive approach to mixed media sets her apart, expertly combining photography with fabric and other materials. The result is a fusion of various artistic elements, producing awe-inspiring art quilts that weave a tale and showcase Joanna’s devotion to her craft. Her studio is a creative haven where visitors can delight in a range of artworks that display her versatility and innovation.

Joanna’s creations appeal to all art lovers, whether seasoned enthusiasts or those who simply appreciate the beauty of handmade creations. Her work is a testament to the boundless possibilities of artistic expression, reflecting her dedication to exploring various mediums. From vibrant paintings to intricate textiles, Joanna’s art evokes a deep emotional response, stirring the soul and sparking the imagination. A visit to her studio is a must, where visitors can experience the magic that unfolds within its walls and leave inspired to explore their creativity.

Discover the Beauty of Joanna’s Artistic Creations:

  • Joanna’s studio is a creative space where art thrives, serving as a workspace and a gallery.
  • Joanna’s work involves a range of mediums, such as painting, textile dyeing, surface design, and mixed media.
  • Her passion for art journaling is evident in her work’s intricate details and thoughtful compositions.
  • Joanna sets herself apart by combining photography with fabric and other materials to create stunning art quilts.
  • Visitors to her studio can delight in various artworks showcasing her versatility and innovation.
  • Joanna’s art speaks to the soul, evoking a deep emotional response and sparking the imagination.
  • Her studio is a must-visit destination for all art enthusiasts, inspiring visitors to explore their own creativity.

In Her Own Words



“In Memoiram”

My Dad planted and grew thousands of daffodils.  They grew along the edge of the woods on the estate where he worked.  They grew along the fence in our yard and along the foundation of the house and garage and they even grew wild in the woods near our house probably courtesy of the resident squirrels who were always digging someplace in the yard.
In the spring Dad would bring home five gallon pails filled with daffodils and Mom would put them in vases and in everything that could even remotely be considered a vase, and we’d have them all over the house.
Unfortunately, for some reason daffodils don’t do well in my yard, probably courtesy of the resident squirrels who are many here in the North Country.

People frequently ask me, “How did you do that?”

I took a photo behind my Dad’s house and, using that as a reference, painted a watercolor picture of the daffodils.
The background of this 12″ x 12″ quilt is white canvas, the “uprights” are commercial cotton and cotton I’d painted that was in my stash.
I covered the first three layers with silk organza.
The angel is from a photo I took in a South American cemetery where there were the most gorgeous statues most of which were made in the 1800’s. The angel photo was printed on soil separator cloth which is a polyester filter cloth used in a leach field (yes, part of a septic system). I learned of this gloriously sheer “fabric” from a workshop with Laura Cater Woods. The angel photo is adhered to the quilt with gel medium. The “fence” uprights are adhered with gel medium as well.
I scanned the watercolor painting and printed it on cotton, and touched up the color with watercolors, and stitched it down with clear nylon thread.
There’s some basic quilting stitching in there, too, done with white rayon thread.

When my Dad lived with us before he passed away, he was excited when the quilt I made picturing his cellar stairs went to Houston for the Quilt Festival and then traveled around the country. I know he’d have liked having a picture of one of his daffodils on a website and would like the idea that someone might buy it.

I’m hoping that someone out there sees the daffodil in this quilt as a symbol of spring and a symbol of hope.
For me they’re also a reminder of my Dad.
Verified by MonsterInsights