argaiv1253Debbie Jones is a fabric artist who specializes in fabric decollage, art quilts and mixed media collage. Her fascination with color and love of fabric started in childhood, when she began crafting and sewing. This eventually led to a part-time business in sewing and fashion design. In 1990, after winning a quilt in a charity raffle, she became intrigued with quilts and decided to try making them herself. After studying techniques from world-renowned quilting instructors and some experimentation on her own, she began to create one-of-a-kind contemporary quilts that express her artistic flair, working both by hand and by machine. Sidelined by an accident for about seven years, Debbie felt compelled to find another outlet for her fabric art that would be easier on her neck and back than sewing had become. So she developed a way of gluing fabric in layers, rather than sewing, which evolved over time into her fabric decollage technique and expanding more recently into mixed media collage. She enjoys the meditative feeling she experiences during the creative process and loves knowing that those who have seen and collect her work enjoy the final results.