"I use travel, museum study and my design library as resources for my work. When I travel, I photograph anything that interests me: art, architectural details, shop windows, food. I have had many opportunities in the past several years to visit and photograph museums in many parts of Europe. I also pay attention to the beauty and danger around me. I am interested in my own home, neighborhood and garden, climate change and war."
Ann Keister joined the art and design faculty at Grand Valley State University in 1997 after producing art, lecturing and teaching at Idaho State University, Ball State University, University of Kansas and Indiana University. Her quilts, tapestries and fabric-based art have been widely exhibited and published. Her strong connections to the world of textile art have allowed her to organize exhibitions and produce catalogs. Awards for hew work has led to commissions-her art work is held in both public, private, corporate and museum collections.