The Butterflies & Bowties collaborative project continues with designer and textile artist Paula Nadelstern. Using her Needle Stars collection, Paula’s Old Maid’s Puzzle blocks showcase the infinite possible combinations of fabric and shapes that are at the heart of the art of quilting.
Renowned for her intricate and complex modern fabric designs, Paula Nadelstern has been designing fabrics for Benartex for over 20 years, her most recent collection Needle Stars.
As a textile artist, her quilts have achieved international recognition for the innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. She has been included in the Twentieth Century’s 100 Best American Quilts, and in 2009 she had the first solo exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist at in the American Folk Art Museum. In addition to numerous awards, she was the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and The Bronx Council on the Arts. Paula is also a prolific book author, her works include Kaleidoscopes & Quilts, Snowflakes & Quilts, Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabric, Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscope Quilts: An Artist’s Journey Continues and Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook and Fabricadabra: Simple Quilts, Complex Fabric.