Fabrications: An Exhibition of Textile Art

Mariss Stevens

Mariss Stevens’ exhibition is of small and large textile works and quilts. The smaller works include three series: a set of works made during hard lockdown in 2020 titled ‘Containment’; house portraits of historic Grahamstown homes; and folk costumes from refashioned dolls’ clothes.
The larger works range from bed quilts to hand-stitched textile art.

Genre: Craft

Format: Textile and Thread


Duration: 8 – 31 July 2021


Mariss Stevens is addicted to stitching and therefore became a quilt maker and a textile artist. Her love affair with fabric and thread began in 2001 when she was shown the delights of quiltmaking by the Quilters of Grahamstowns (QUOGS). She honed her stitching skills by first making bed quilts and then arts quilts. She is a member of the South African textile art group, Fibreworks and has exhibited locally and overseas. She is a self-taught artist, but has attended and given workshops on quilt making and stitching. She writes a weekly blog about her stitch practice. As Mariss Everitt she has published a collection of poems called On Gardening. [Grahamstown: Aerial Publishing, 2008]

Please read my blog on quiltmaking.