Beehler’s award winning fabrics have been featured on the cover of the ENT Textile Forum and seen in Shuttle Spindle & Dye Pot and Surface Design Journal. Her fabrics have been exhibited at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, Joan Mondale Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Birmingham, England, the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX, as well as Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, Smithfield Sydney, Australia and in numerous juried and invitational exhibits. Beehler was also a contributing writer to Heart Cloth Quarterly, 2006-2007. She is a member of Art Cloth Network, Surface Design Association, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Texas Federation of Fiber Artists, and is on the Board of Directors of Fiber Artists of San AntonioTexas .
Beehler was born in 1953 in Plainview, TX. Although she lived briefly in Albany, GA the majority of her life has been lived in and around San Antonio, TX. She currently resides in Converse, TX USA with her husband and a menagerie of birds, cats, dogs and fish. Beehler works in her home studio.
Laura Ann Beehler began her artistic journey at a very young age. Her tempera paintings toured South Texas with a Young Artist’s group ages ranging from 6 to 12 years old. Her journey continued into adulthood as she explored many mediums from oil paints to pottery. In 1997 Beehler was introduced to ArtCloth when she enrolled in a workshop facilitated by Kerr Grabowski. The fabric’s allure quickly captured her heart and soul. There was something magical in seeing the white fabric transformed with dyes and paints coming to life with colors and textures. Beehler continued studying ArtCloth under the watchful eye of Jane Dunnewold. Recently Beehler completed a 2 ½ year Master of Art Cloth class developed by Dunnewold.