Ellen Lindner
Fabric Collage and Quilt Artist

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Ellen Lindner is a talented quilt artist and teacher, who is passionate about the art of quilt making.  She says, “I make art quilts for the pure joy of doing so!”  Known for its strong contrasts and vivid colors, her art has been shown throughout the United States, and beyond, and has been published in several magazines.

Her work is very diverse, ranging from pictorial still lifes to modernist abstracts.  Although Ellen primarily employs conventional fabrics, she also uses items like window screening and produce bags.
She works in a freeform collage style, while borrowing heavily from traditional quilt making techniques.

Entirely self-taught, Ellen has worked most of her adult life as a flight instructor.  Now utilizing her
teaching expertise at a lower altitude, she offers lectures and workshops in a variety of quilting areas – both in person and via this website. These are always well received, since Ellen’s enthusiasm for design, color, and experimentation is contagious!

But why does she call herself “Adventure Quilter?” 

Selected Publications, Awards, and Exhibits:
Full Resume

2013, Quilts:  A World of Beauty, Houston, TX, finalist
2012, Florida in Fabric, Viewers’ Choice, Ruth Funk Center for Textiles Arts, Melbourne, FL
2012, “Second Look,” article published in Art Quilting Studio, Winter 2012
2011, “Raw Edge Collage:  Fabulous Flexibility,” article published in SAQA Journal, Spring
2010, Article about Ellen in Spaces magazine. (Photo excerpt below.)
2010, Transformations invitational exhibit, Brevard Museum of Art, Melbourne, FL
2010, Three quilts included in the book 500 Art Quilts.
2009, Lakeside Citrus invited for display in the residence of the U. S. ambassador to Estonia.
2009, Two articles about color written for Quilting Quarterly magazine
2008, Art-chi-Texture, three person exhibit, LoPressionism Gallery, Melbourne, FL

2008, “Double Reverse Applique” and “Adventures in Color” e-books.
2008, Timeless Treasures, Melbourne, FL 2nd place award for Cosmo Boogie.

2007, Broward Quilt Expo, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1st place award for Cosmo Boogie, 2nd place for Hopes and Daydreams.
2006, Awarded Artist Enhancement Grant from the state of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs.
2006, Ellen Lindner: Exhilaration, solo exhibit, The Avenue, Melbourne, FL
2006, Timeless Treasures, Melbourne, FL 1st place award for Mangolicious
2005, Ellen Lindner: Hopes and Daydreams, solo exhibit, Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL
2004, “Hopes and Daydreams, and the Value of Half-Baked Ideas”, article written for the summer edition of Quilting Quarterly magazine
2004, Timeless Treasures, Melbourne, FL 1st place award for Apple Still Life, plus awards for four additional quilts
2004, Fabric. Thread. Art., solo exhibit, Advent Gallery, Melbourne, FL
2004, Crossing Boundaries: Textiles as Art, invitational show, Margaret Harwell Art
Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO
2004, 2002, 2001, Quilts:  A World of Beauty, Houston, TX, finalist
2003,911: Las Artistas Reaccionan, touring central America
2003, Journal of Forestry, September issue, cover artwork Autumn Breeze
2003, The Art of the Quilt: 3 Artists, 3 Visions, 3 Interpretations, Melbourne, FL
2003, Considering Quilts, Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, New Smyrna Beach,
2002, Web of Thread, October Featured Artist, www.webofthread.com
2002, Timeless Treasures, Melbourne, FL, Best of Show and 1st place awards for Hopes and Daydreams, plus awards for two additional quilts.
2000, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Williamsburg, VA, 1st place award for 
Cut Glass
2000, Included in the “Outstanding Florida Quilters” invitational exhibit, Orlando, FL

Read about Ellen and see her art in Spaces magazine, July-August 2010. Click on the image to go to the online article. (Once there, use the arrows on the right to flip the pages, and select Full-Screen at the top to enlarge for reading.)