PieceWork Magazine – Inspiration at the Audubon

Wander the exhibits at Audubon’s Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida, and you might find Lauren Austin quietly sketching or observing, gathering inspiration for her next quilt project. As the center’s Artist in Residence, Austin readily incorporates birds into her work—even X-rays of their broken bones!

Austin made her first quilt at age seven, and has sewn, quilted, and more every year since. Throughout her career at the US State Department and as a human rights lawyer, she used her free time to make quilts, and in 2004 she began pursuing her fibercraft art full time.

Read the full article here: https://pieceworkmagazine.com/lauren-austin-quilter/

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