Bachelor of Arts in Biology with honors, from The University of Texas at Austin, 1979.
Celebrate Doilies: An Exhibit of Art, Poetry, and Heritage, created and curated by Suzann Thompson, featuring art quilts by Suzann, has traveled to venues in Texas since 2017. Notably:
- Spellman Museum of Forney History, Forney, 2019.
- The Jung Center, Houston, 2019.
- The German Free School (German-Texan Heritage Society), Austin, 2018.
- W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, Tarleton University, Mingus, 2018.
- Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, River North Gallery, Stephenville, 2017.
- Dora Lee Langdon Center, Granbury, 2017.
Sacred Threads: An Exhibit of Quilts Expressing Life’s Journeys, Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, VA, July 2017. A Worthy Accomplishment.
Evolutions 2017, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO, February through April. Crochet Comets.
TextileFusion, a solo special exhibit of 14 art quilts at the International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL, April 2016.
TextileFusion, a solo special exhibit of 13 art quilts, at the International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, October 2015. Shards 2: Sometimes was featured in the 2015/2016 annual issue of International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene, p. 50. The exhibit also appeared at Quilt! Knit! Stitch!, Portland, OR, August 2015.
Featured artist at Lion Brand Yarn Studio Gallery, New York, NY, May through July. Passionate Heart, 2014.
SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
“Growing the Art and Community of Crochet,” keynote speech for the Crochet Guild of America Crochet Hall of Fame awards banquet, Portland, Oregon, July 2018.
What to Do with Grandmother’s Doilies,” W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, Tarleton University, Mingus, Texas, February 2018.
“Following the Thread: Creating the Celebrate Doilies Exhibit,” Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas Weekend, Granbury, Texas, September 2017.
ABOUT SUZANN’S WORK
“Why I Create Art and Community with Yarn,” Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas (Tarleton State University), pp. 123 ff., Vol. 14, 2017-2018.
“Texas Artist Suzann Thompson is Celebrating Doilies,” by Kelly McMichael, June 2017 at http://marchontexas.com/2017/06/17/texas-artist-activist-suzann-thompson-celebrating-doilies/.
“Suzann Thompson: TextileFusion,” by Daryl Brower, pp. 17-19, KNITstyle, Issue 193, October 2014.
Cute Crochet World: A Little Dictionary of Crochet Critters, Folks, Food, & More, Lark Crafts (Asheville, NC), May 2014.
Crochet Garden: Bunches of Flowers, Leaves, and Other Delights, Lark Crafts (Asheville, NC), May 2012.
Crochet Bouquet: Easy Designs for Dozens of Flowers, Lark Books (Asheville, NC), April 2008. Over 50,000 copies sold.
Since 2005 Suzann chronicles her creative activities at http://www.textilefusion.com/blog The blog also supports readers of her books with tutorials, project ideas, and more.