About Lynn

Lynn lives in Michigan where she creates art, raises chickens, and grows vegetables. Both of Lynn’s parents grew up on farms and, like the little red hen in the children’s story, she was taught to do things from scratch and to never let anything go to waste. Her thrifty upbringing led her to her current style of working with scraps and the desire to use “every last piece.” Her quilts have been juried into international shows and gallery exhibits and her work is in private collections around the world. She is the author of Every Last Piece and has also been published in numerous books and magazines.

Read more at her website LynnCarsonHarris.com

My Philosophy

I create textile art using the techniques employed by past generations of my family to create utilitarian objects such as clothes and quilts. I connect the past to the present and honor the beauty and artistry of the handmade. My most recent work is a series of small scale abstract designs inspired by the experiences of someone I love and care about who is in an abusive relationship. My wish is that these pieces of art can help to prevent domestic abuse by increasing understanding and awareness of this pervasive problem. While all of my pieces are original designs, I turn to the geometric patterns of antique quilts for inspiration. My art often evolves dramatically from the start to finish of a piece, and I find as much pleasure in the process as in the completed pieces.

Published
2017       Sewing with Nancy PBS show and dvd
2017       The Splendid Sampler by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson
2016       The Applique Book by Casey York
2016       QuiltCon Magazine
2015       Every Last Piece by Lynn Harris
2015       Free Range Triangle Quilts by Gwen Marston
2015       Generation Q Magazine
2014       Minimal Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston
2013       QUILT Magazine
2013       Generation Q Magazine  
2012       Generation Q Magazine (Fall, and Winter)
2010       Pretty Little Mini Quilts, Lark Books

Exhibitions
2017       Quilt Exhibit - Ypsilanti Historical Society, Ypsilanti, MI
2017       The Art of Modern Quilting – Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
2017       Council of Community Behavioral Health Agensies, Sacremento, CA
2016       Black and White Exhibit - Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
2016       Festival of Quilts, London, England
2016       Chelsea Underground Art Gallery, Chelsea, MI
2016       Textiles: Contemporary American Quiltmaking - Gallery EOSS at Watermark Gallery , East Providence, RI
2015       QuiltCon International Quilt Show, Austin, TX
2013       QuiltCon International Quilt Show, Austin, TX
2012       Modern Quilt Guild traveling show
2003       American Quilt Society quilt show , Paducah, Kentucky