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Helen Schechner The Craft

Helen Schechner is a fiber artist who is known for her contemporary quilts. Schechner was born in 1954 in Buffalo, New York. She earned her BFA from the University at Buffalo in 1976. Schechner started her career as a textile designer, working for a number of companies, including Burlington Industries and WestPoint Stevens.

Schechner became a full-time artist in 1992. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and she has taught workshops all over the world. Schechner’s quilts often incorporate found objects and recycled materials. She is also known for her innovative use of …