As a textile designer and quilt artist, Lori Mason has been producing artwork for over 15 years. She comes from a multi-generational family of artists and architects, and began her career in textiles at age 10 when she discovered the simple joy of hemming her own jeans.
Lori received her early training in fiber arts and subsequently in designing fabric for industry. Early in her official career, she designed prints and wovens for Nike Apparel in many of their sport lines. Missing the feel of working with fabric, Lori then launched Lori Mason Design in 1999, creating one-of-a-kind, contemporary quilts and pillows. As part of Lori Mason Design, she now weaves together the two strands of her textile career by also designing printed fabric for quilting and home sewing applications.
Lori has sold her quilts in numerous national venues such as the Renwick Gallery’s ArtsMart, the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum Craft Show. She has also shown her work through many national fiber art exhibitions. Her quilts have been featured in magazines such as Portland Spaces Magazine, Country Living, Oregon Home, and most recently in Quilter’s Home, McCall’s Quilting, and American Patchwork and Quilting. One of her children’s quilts, purchased by Oregon’s Regional Arts and Culture Council, now hangs in a facility for abused children.
In recent years, Lori has focused primarily on creating quilts for special occasions like weddings and anniversaries, or to commemorate the lives of loved ones. In addition to her passion for textiles, Lori enjoys working individually with clients on these specially commissioned, one-of-a-kind pieces. She finds her one-on-one involvement in the process of creating commemorative and wedding quilts to be especially rewarding for both her and her clients. Lori lives and produces her work in Portland, Oregon.
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