The Central Iowa Textile Artists (CITA) came into being in 2003 when six people with an interest in textile arts decided to meet on a monthly basis to encourage and challenge each other.
Today there are 13 members of this artist’s group. Of the 13, three are published authors, five have pattern companies, six teach classes in various techniques, and three have hand-dyed fabric and/or clothing companies. All are award-winning artists whose works have hung in galleries and/or shows and private collections all over the country.
Each artist uses her own mix of quilting and art techniques that can vary for every piece of art she produces. These techniques may include piecing, painting, dye painting, dyeing, collage, silk screen, and embellishing with hand and machine decorative stitching, couching and beading.
CITA members include:
Ilene Bartos - Urbandale
Janet Bergeron - Norwalk
Jan Hall - Des Moines
Hollie Hart - Des Moines
Barbara Jones - West Des Moines
Rebecca Kemble - West Des Moines
Linda Knierim - Grinnell
Angela Lawrence - Des Moines
Jean O’Donnell - Des Moines
Janet Pittman - West Des Moines
Wendy Read - Fairfield
Barb Stewart - Clive
Jeanne Stilley - Des Moines