About the artist
Rebekka Seigel started making quilts over 25 years ago when she learned that she was expecting her first child. Because her grandmother had made quilts all her life, Rebekka thought that was something mothers were supposed to do. Her grandmother taught her the basics, but Rebekka left the traditional focus of her grandmother’s work to express her own personal view of the world through her quilts. Applique, reverse applique and batik are the favored techniques in her work which has been included in shows from Quilt National to Visions to The American Quilt Society’s annual competition where she has won awards 3 times. Rebekka also represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the first great American Quilt Competition designed to honor the centennial of the Statue of Liberty.
Rebekka continues to create new works while pursuing a teaching schedule that includes workshops for adults, and programs for children as an artist-in-the-schools. This work has taken her across the country and to Northern Ireland where she was an artist-in-residence in 1995. She was chosen by the Governor of Kentucky to create the 11 prizes given as the Governor’s Awards in the Arts for 2000. Her work is included in many books on contemporary quiltmaking and craft including Phyllis George’s books on Kentucky and American craft. You can find her work in many private collections and in the collection of the Evansville Museum of Art and Science in Evansville, Indiana.