About her work, Cochran states: "I started making small bead and fabric collages in 1978. The first fabrics I used were painted canvas and my father's neckties. The first large quilt I made was in 1985, and I have been completely obsessed with making art quilts since then - quilts both large and small but always for the wall."
(From the artist's website)
Jane Burch Cochran received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for quiltmaking in 1993. Her work is owned by Smithsonian, the National Quilt Museum, the University of Kentucky Art Museum and the Kentucky Historical Society. It has appeared in art magazines such as Fiber Arts, Surface Design, and American Craft. She combines her art training in painting with her love of fabric and traditional quilting.
Featuring work by Jane Burch Cochran
After Meeting the Monument Salesman (1990). Art quilt collage. 36x30 in. Photo by Ashlee Chilton.