A self-taught quilter, Lise Belanger is an accomplished textile artist right down to her fingertips, and the winner of international quilt contests.
Lise was born and raised in the charming town of Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, located on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River. At an early age, she discovered her passion for creating and sewing. A passion that led her to study fashion in Quebec City, to work as a tailor and seamstress for many of Canada’s major theatres, and to eventually create her line of children’s clothing. After costume design and clothes confection, her undeniable talent and growing interest in the possibilities offered by fabric brought her to quilting. As time went by, her attraction to forms, colors and lighting in the creative process of textile art became her everyday motivation and she turned the page for good on the clothing industry. The call for creative freedom was too insistent to be repressed and ignored.
Drawing her inspiration from the beauty of nature, Lise trusts the “here and now” and gets carried away without ever stopping to question her artistic instinct.
Colors remain at the very centre of her artwork; colors she harmonizes meticulously, in minute detail. For Lise, precision is the key; a quilt must be as beautiful from afar as up close, must offer a satisfying contemplative experience from all angles.