Born in Queens, New York, Sue DeMarzo has lived in Mahopac for 47 years and is happily married to her wonderful husband of 41 years. She has two terrific sons. Sue has worked in the automotive industry for 45 years and is currently the controller at a dealership in Mohegan Lake. Sue DeMarzo has previously shown her textile designs at PAC in the Members Show, and her work was accepted into the 2019 Juried Exhibition.
Growing up as the daughter of a wedding dress seamstress and granddaughter of a milliner, I was always surrounded by creativity. Whether it was new Easter outfits and hats or Christmas coats, there was always fabric and patterns. For years, my mother tried to teach me to sew, but I could never get the hang of it. About 20 years ago a girlfriend encouraged me to join her and a few friends to quilt. Although a little leery, I decided to give it a try. The rest, as they say, “is history”. In addition to independent quilting, I also collaborate with four other amazing women when possible. Working together helps to fuel our individual creativity. I am inspired by Kaffe Fassett; specifically, his textile art. I am drawn to his bright, bold color palettes. I love creating my quilts, most of which are given as gifts to family and friends. As a member of Putnam Arts Council, Joyce Picone encouraged me to enter one of my quilts in an exhibit, stating that “of course your quilts are an art”. I am honored to be chosen as this month’s Featured Artist.
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