Jo Baner is an award winning textile artist. Her work has been displayed in many venues across the United States. Textile art is my passion. I love "painting" with fabric and thread. I especially like to use my machines to put all of it together in a free-motion style. I use an A-1 Elite longarm quilting machine as well as a domestic sewing machine. I do everything hand guided as opposed to computerized machines. I sometimes even accent my pieces with handwork. Making art quilts is my passion, so the hundreds of hours that is put into each piece is a pleasure for me. My love for the natural beauty we engage in every day started in my teens with photography. I really like to translate my photos into pictures of fabric. I have now branched out into drawing with pencils and painting with water colors. I also like to dye paint on fabric and bring it to life with thread. With all of these mediums available to me, I am never bored. There is so much art to make. I hope you enjoy my artwork!