"Emerald Elegane" an original art quilt by Linda Keene.  Copyright 2019.
Contact Name
Linda Keene
Business Genre
Short Business Description
My artwork reflects images of African-American life and culture using colorful textiles as a medium. I create original art quilts and use the images on notecards, open stock prints, signed limited edition prints and other products.
Long Business Description

My artwork reflects images of African-American life and culture using colorful textiles as a medium. Each one-of-a-kind fabric collage is created using a combination of quilting techniques, as well as embellishments that enhance the overall image. The hand-stitched backgrounds are a tribute to the generations of women quilt makers in my family who came before me. I use the images of my original artwork on notecards, open stock prints, signed limited edition prints and other products.

Although I loved to draw and paint as a child, I did not grow up in an environment where that type of creativity was nurtured. I had very little exposure to visual art and few resources for exploring my early interest in the subject. So I chose to focus my energies on academic pursuits where I got lots of support and positive reinforcement. This path led me to get a Harvard M.B.A. and a successful career as a corporate marketing executive for over 25 years. My "Second Act" was as a non-profit CEO, where I spent 8 years leading one of the largest Girl Scout Councils in the United States before retiring in October 2015.

During my working years, I channeled my creative energies into hobbies like sewing, interior design, photography, cake decorating and scrapbooking. I also became an avid collector of African-American art, with a strong appreciation for images that reflect positive aspects of our life and culture. With the luxury of time afforded by retirement, I began looking for a new outlet for my creativity. For the first time in my life, I decided to try my hand at making art of my own.

Since I have always loved working with fabrics, it was fairly easy to decide that was the medium I wanted to create in. It was a lot harder to figure out how to translate the designs in my head into fabric images. With practice, I began to find my artistic voice and produce work that I wanted to share with others. I have finally arrived at a place where I am ready for my "Third Act" as an artist. The proud mother of an HBCU graduate, I am excited about using my artwork as a platform to raise funds to support these important educational institutions. I invite you to join me on this journey!

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
612-499-2290
Business Address
7913 Greenview Terrace Ct, Charlotte, NC 28277
ZIP Code
28277
  • "First Couple" an original art quilt by Linda Keene.  Copyright 2019.

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