Phil Jones’s current interest in making art began in 1990 with several panels he made for the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. He then began making art quilts–intended as wall hangings, as opposed to the traditional bed quilt–as a broader creative pursuit. Having learned to sew on his grandmother’s treadle sewing machine when he was 5 years old, Phil pursued clothing construction starting in his late teens. It was natural, then, to make the transition to using fiber as an expressive medium in adulthood.
Phil is a veteran in the art quilt world showing in various well-known venues, including:
Quilt National, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH;
Quilt 21, The Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA;
Art Quilts at the Sedgwick, Sedgwick Cultural Center, Phildadelphia, PA;
Crafts National, University Park, PA