Topographical Textiles


By Erika Janik | January 16, 2015

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Quilting may be centuries old but artist Leah Evans makes quilts that are far from traditional. Inspired by maps, aerial photography, satellite imagery, and microbial images, Evans creates textiles that explore the relationship between people and the environment.

Evans won the first “Honoring the Future Sustainability Award” at the 2015 Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC for her quilted wall hangings.

Erika Janik

Erika Janik

Erika Janik is the co-creator and former executive director of Wisconsin Life. She is the author of six books, including Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction, Apple: A Global History, and  Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine. She’s currently the executive...
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