Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Doherty

We are officially 7 days out from the opening night of the exhibit! We can’t wait to share all of the beautiful submissions with you in Aspen. Until then, we have our 4th #ChallengeArt17 Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Doherty. 

Starting at the age of 8, Jennifer took adult sewing classes from her mother, a sewing instructor. She started quilting over 20 years ago, taking breaks from her craft only for deployment. 

This incredible quilt is a paper pieced, machine quilted (freehand), queen-sized quilt with over 500,000 stitches.  In her own words, “the best part of finishing a quilt is being able to see it through to the end. With deployments, you come home when your tour is completed, but the battle continues.” Jennifer says that quilting calms her soul, and allows her to work on a design of love and of art.