The Artisan

SuJean Dabney

Sujean Dabney was born into a creative home. Her mother and brother are both painters and her father enjoying weekend woodworking.
In the early 80’s her father pursued the dream to build a home with his own hands in the Colorado Rockies. The family relocated from Minnetonka, Minnesota to Conifer Mountain, Colorado. The four story Colorado home was predominately built by family and friends. Sujeans father put power tools in her hand when she was 10, teaching her safety and the basics of simple woodworking. It was then that Sujean enrolled in junior high school shop class, the only girl in the class. In 1983 she started practicing the art of chinese paper cutting. She honed the skill for 10 years. She then went to college and studied fine arts. After becoming a wife to a creative musician/business owner and mother to two creative sons, she discovered the love of textiles. She made 97 quilts over a ten year period. Starting the first four years as a self taught quilter, she joined a quilting bee of women where her knowledge of quilts, both traditional and modern grew by leaps and bounds. After home schooling her two sons she set out to find a career. Living in wine country is inspirational in every season.  Here is where she discovered the elegant graceful lines of a wine barrel stave and the desire to make a new utilitarian item out of old tired thing.

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SuJean Dabney