My name is Susan E. Brown*, and I am a fiber artist. I make small wall-hanging sized, quilted, mixed-media works, often inspired by nature or science, and drawing from diverse cultural and ethnic influences.

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*I always use the middle initial E. because, frankly, Susan Brown is a pretty boring name without it!.

Artist's Statement 

Above all else, my work is about pattern and color. I find inspiration everywhere, but most often in nature and science, music, and language. I frequently use written language and symbols for their linear and graphic qualities as well as for their associated meanings.

Why Fiber? Fiber as a medium of expression resonates for me on many levels. Personally, I love the tactile, textural, almost infinitely malleable nature of fabric and fibers. Fiber also connects me to my mother, grandmothers, and other "foremothers", who sewed, knit, tatted, crocheted, quilted, and embroidered.  On a broader level, fiber and fabric are evocative of women's work throughout the world and throughout history and pre-history: used for warmth and protection, for status and identity, and for ceremony and decoration.

Fibonacci and Quiltspicture of Molto Fibonacci Quilt

Molto Fibonacci is featured in the May 2004 issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine, in the article "Mathematical Curiosities: Designing with the Golden Rectangle, Golden Ratio, and Fibonacci Numbers". Click the image for more information about the Fibonacci series and about my Fibonacci quilts.


  • The Quilter's Garden: NC Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Durham Orange Quilters: July 2 - Aug. 31, 2006.
  • ARTQUILTSimages. Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC April 28 - May 31, 2006.
  • Through Women's Eyes, by Women's Hands, The Women's Center 22nd Annual Art Exhibition, Feb. 17-26, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Healing Quilts in Medicine. A collection of quilts done for the oncology unit at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. Most quilts had as themes plants or animals used as chemotherapy. The quilts were hung in January of 2006 and are a permanent collection. See this website for more information:
  • ARTQUILTScontemporary traditions Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC. Fri Sep 30 - Wed Nov 2, 2005.
  • Art Quilts of Susan E. Brown: a collection of quilts at the offices of Dr. James Eaker, dentist, 2216 Hwy 54 E, Durham, NC 27713.
  • Art Quilts. Sidestreet Gallery, Pittsboro, NC. April 9 - May 7, 2005.
  • Contemporary Quilts x 5, Back Porch Gallery, Pacific Grove, California, scheduled Feb 2 - Mar 31, 2005 Invitational.
  • Art Quilt Exhibit. Clayton Visual Arts, The Clayton Center, Clayton, NC. March 2 - 30, 2005. Invitational.
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