I am a fiber artist. I love anything to do with thread, fabrics, quilting and painting. I specialize in thread painting. I like to take an image from a photograph and turn that into a thread painted image. My images look great either hung like a quilted wall hanging or stretched and framed. I enjoy painting the images also with a pigment ink onto fabric and then embellishing those images with thread to create depth and dimension.
I am inspired by nature and the glory of God’s creation. I also am inspired by the people of this world and enjoy taking images of people and turning them into a one-of-a-kind thread painting.
Jan Holzbauer is an Oklahoma native and fourth generation quilter who has produced fiber/stitched art in various forms since she was a small girl. She began with crewel embroidery and simple patchwork, and continued using fibers, threads, and textiles as means of artistic expression while earning her BFA at Oklahoma State University.
She is now combining painting on fabric with thread painting. She has won numerous awards in juried shows both locally and nationally. She is a member of the Oklahoma State Quilters Guild, Green Country Quilt Guild, Cimarron Valley Quilt Guild, the National Quilting Association and the American Quilter’s Society, the Fiber Artists of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition.