Susan Damone Balch

Copyright Susan Balch. All Rights Reserved.

Selected Exhibits and Awards

A Graceful Rise:Women in Fly Fishing Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (2011-12)
American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester, VT

"Fibrations" Exhibit (2015)

Invitational Exhibit showcasing the work of New England Fiber Artists

The Great Hall in Springfield, VT

Vermont Quilt Festival Invitational Exhibit (2013)

Lobby Lights: The Quilts of Susan Damone Balch

Retrospective of my work from 1998-2013

Quilting in the Land of Milk & Honey, Middlebury, VT (2012)

Featured Artist

Contemporary Vermont Quilters Invitational Exhibit (2007)

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

Vermont Quilt Festival

Governor's Award (1995 & 1989)

Exceptional Merit (1995)

,Judge's Choice (1993)

Teacher's Exhibit (1995 - 1997)

Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock Vermont
Juror's Choice  - 2010, 2011, 2014

People's Choice  - 2011, 2014

Curator's Choice Award - 2011

Maple Leaf Festival of Quilts, Rutland, VT

People's Choice Award (2010)

International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX - Juried Show

Award of Merit (1994)

Quilters Gathering

Honorable Mention Machine Quilting (1995)

First Place Excellence in Quilting (1993)

Second Place Excellence in Quilting (1990)

Excellence in Quilting (1989)

Quilting in the Tetons - First Place (1995)

The Great Outdoors: Quilts Celebrating Nature, Morgan Outdoors, Livingston Manor, NY (2008 -2013)

The Best Little Quilt Show, Jamaica, Vt (2009, 2012, 2013)


Accomplished quilter, teacher, fabric collector,

and fly fishing instructor

MY love of the needle arts began when I was five years old, playing at my mother's sewing machine.

As a young adult I discovered the arts of quilting and fly fishing. I knew I had found my BLISS!

Geometric designs that use many different fabrics have intrigued me ever since I started quilting in 1978. A desire to capture the beauty and intrigue of fly fishing and nature in fabric led me to creating stylized pieced pictorials using smooth curved lines. My favorite part of the process is collecting and choosing fabrics. Sometimes I let the fabrics tell me what to do and create the work intuitively.  The piece is not complete until movement and texture are added through the quilting stitches.  The piecing and quilting are done on my beloved old Bernina sewing machine. I am also an avid vegetable gardener and delight in playing music with my husband and friends.