Monica Jenicek Lyall
Monica Jenicek Lyall was inspired by the world of art when she took a quilting class at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1993. After the UAA class, she pieced traditional patterns and eventually started brought narrative elements into her quilts, replicating ideas she saw in other media. Her pieces were shown in 2000 and 2002 at the Great Pacific Northwest Quiltfest in Seattle. In 2005, she received an award from juror David Revere McFadden, of New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, in Alaska’s statewide biennial juried craft exhibition. Lyall’s recent work uses manipulated digital photography printed on fabric with an ink jet printer. Two of her pieces were shown in Earth Fire and Fibre 2007. She is working on a series of clutch purses to accessorize fluorescent safety vests and protest t-shirts for a show at Snow City Café in October 2008.