Suzi Soderlund lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband Mike and their dog Molly. She found out some time ago that she is a country gal. Living in a rural area where she wants to be.
From where Suzi and her husband live you can be hiking in mountains or at the ocean in less than an hour. They love the ease of being able to play outdoors right from their home.
Early on the colors, textures and styles of fabric intrigued Suzi. Her first projects were doll clothes, followed by clothing for herself and then on into quilting. Fabric has presented a wonderful medium for creating clothing, quilts, and art.
Suzi first quilts were made from traditional block patterns. But it didn't take long for her to start designing her own quilts, quilted projects, and clothing creations. She has worked in many different styles from Traditional blocks and crazy quilts to Seminole to Fabric Collage. Suzi loves being able to bring the visions in her head into a visible and touchable form.
Many of the wild places of Alaska have served as an inspiration for many projects. Suzi has spent the last 20 summers guiding in Alaska and the Yukon. She gets to take people hiking and river rafting.
Inspiration can come in the form of a calving glacier, a moose or bear up close; Denali bathed in alpenglow, Skilak Lake in her many moods or a 26” Rainbow Trout.
And that is just the beginning of the adventures in a truly amazing place. Alaska has and will inspire many projects but there is just so little time in which create them.
Suzi never considered not guiding in Alaska for the summer until she started marbling fabric. She found a book on marbling fabric while at a quilt show in Alaska and the idea for Marbled Arts was born.
This quote by Thoreau hangs in her studio:
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams
Live the life you’ve imagined.
Suzi spent quite some time and energy finding the right fabric, dyes, paints and technique to produce her fabric. We hope you enjoy them.