Sue Reno

Sue Reno is a fiber artist whose rich and intricate quilts reflect her local environment and incorporate imagery drawn from her studies of botany, wildlife, and historic architecture. She combines traditional patchwork quilting methods with unconventional decorative techniques such as cyanotype—a photographic print executed on light-sensitive paper or cloth that captures an object’s silhouette after being exposed to the sun and then rinsed. “I’ve spent my life wandering the woods, wild places, and ruins of Pennsylvania,” she says. “Increasingly I feel a sense of urgency to document what I observe. The beauty is intense, yet so transitory and fragile, and I am driven to record and preserve what I can.”