Carole Rossi
Quilt Artist
About Carole
Carole Rossi is a quilt & fiber artist, living in Aptos, California with her husband Gene and their lively Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Emma.  Creating her art is not just important to Carole - it is how she thrives.  Any day without spending time in her studio is a day with something missing, a day that is incomplete.  The smell of fabric, the colors, the textures – it is her passion and her joy.  
Carole learned how to sew from her adored and very patient Italian grandfather, an accomplished tailor and passionate opera lover who emigrated from Italy to America in the early 1900s. 

Carole's path as an artist was preceded by a successful and satisfying career as a lawyer.  Her lawyer training has strengthened her analytical ability, organizational skills, and patience - all of which help her as an artist.

Artist Statement
Currently, Carole uses improvisational piecing techniques in her work, creating abstract and fanciful representational images, loosely based on her photographs of places well traveled and loved.  More than one person has commented that even her abstract designs are "architectural" in nature.  Every day she learns something new through her art and is excited to share her creations with others. 

Shows / Awards / Exhibitions (limited list)
  • Open Studios Art Tour 2017, juried, Arts Council Santa Cruz County
  • Fall Paducah, 2017 Quilt Week, AQS
  • Best of Show, Focus on Fiber, national juried exhibit, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA 2016.  
  • Second Place, Wall Quilts – Fiber Art, AQS Quilt Week, Des Moines, IA, 2016
  • Judge’s Choice Award, PVQA 2015 Quilt Show
  • Fiber Reflections: Shared Dimensions, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA 2017 
  • Under a Spell, Visions Art Museum Contemporary Quilts & Textiles, San Diego, CA, 2016
  • 48th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA, 2016
  • Tactile Architecture, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, 2015
  • Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum; 2015
  • Amish: The Modern Muse, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA, 2014-15
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California  

Professional Affiliations
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
  • New Fiber Group of Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Art League
  • Pajaro Valley Quilt Association   

Publications
  • My Quilt “Bird’s Eye View” is featured in AQ Magazine – January 2017
“The smell of fabric, the colors, the textures – it is my passion and my joy.”