QUILT SHOW Featured Artist, 2016
Award Winning Quilter and Fiber Artist
Connie Horne started quilting in 2000 because her oldest son asked her to make him a quilt. At that time, she was focused on making African Wrap dolls from recycled bottles. She stopped making the dolls, started taking quilting classes, and has quickly built an extensive resume of recognition for her work. Connie teaches classes at Country Sewing Center in Elk Grove. She also speaks at quilting guilds.
Connie has two of her quilts featured in Cindy Walter’s books, Snippet Sensations, and Snippet Sensations Christmas Celebration. She also has a quilt featured in Carolyn L. Mazloomi’s book, Quilting African American Women’s History. She has two quilts featured in Carolyn Mazloomi’s book And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations, which are currently on a traveling exhibit until 2017.
Connie’s quilt Fiber of Slavery Strong Women Picking Cotton has been exhibited at 40 Acres Art Gallery in Sacramento, CA, The Brickhouse Gallery in Sacramento, and the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. Gladys, one of her quilts, was selected for the permanent collection at the Michigan State University Museum. This quilt was also featured in the traveling trunk show with Studio Art Quilt Associates.
Connie has won many ribbons from shows she has entered. She received Best of Division on her wearable ensemble at the 2015 California State Fair. She is proud of her second-place award for her wearable art ensemble at Pacific International Quilt Festival in 2007 titled African Safari Coat Ensemble. She recently received a second-place award for her wearable Aboriginal Coat from the Pacific International Quilt Festival in 2015. Additionally, her Brothers quilt went to the Houston International Quilt Market in a special exhibit titled A New Legacy Revealed: African American Fiber Artists curated by Carolyn Mazloomi in November 2012.
Connie Horne has been a member of the River City Quilters Guild for several years. She is an active participant and well known for her unique wearables and beautiful quilts. The guild is proud to display Connie’s incredible artistry and variety as our Featured Artist for 2016.