Betty Busby’s Work

February 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

TheQuiltShow has a video of some of Betty Busby’s work.
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“Stitched Together” Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin, through March 18, 2018

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Stitched Together
is at Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin, through March 18, 2018

Stitched Together is an exhibit of contemporary fiber art work by Illinois and Wisconsin regional members of SAQA. The length of the Midwest SAQA ILWI region is over 800 miles, from Northern Wisconsin to Southern Illinois. That area spans many miles of lakes, forests, farmlands, cities, towns, open sky and skyline. What inspires us? What makes us different? Similar? Our common passion for fiber art keeps us Stitched Together. The exhibit consists of 30 art quilts by 30 artists and was juried by Illinois fiber artist Sharon L. Wright. The show features contemporary art quilts with wide variations in artistic interpretation, style, and technique. Work by juror Sharon Wright and Co-curators Pat Kroth and Cynthia Wenslow will also be included.

Pat Kroth –  Ebbtide

 

 

“Off the Grid: Contemporary Fiber and Textile Art” Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room, Silver Spring, Maryland, through April 6, 2018

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Off the Grid: Contemporary Fiber and Textile Art
is at Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room in Silver Spring, Maryland, through April 6, 2018

Off the Grid features contemporary fiber and textile based artworks by Montgomery County artists Judy Kirpich, Hillary Steel, Floris Flam, Betsy Packard, and Karen Schulz. The five artists featured in this exhibition make innovative use of a variety of global and traditional methods such as weaving, resist dyeing, piecing, stitching, and screen printing. Diversely inspired, these contemporary works embrace abstraction and improvised use of color, shape, and form.

Floris Flam –  Cityscape 7

“Local Color, Stories of Our Members” The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, California, January 26 – March 8, 2018

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Local Color, Stories of Our Members
will be at The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, California, from January 26 – March 8, 2018.

Local Color, Stories of our Members showcases recent, innovative fiber art work celebrating the personal stories and narratives of our region, SAQA Northern California & Northern Nevada. Exhibitions are at Slater Museum, Norwich, Connecticut (June – September 2017) and The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, California (January – March 2018).

 

Denise Oyama Miller –  Chromatic Cedar

“Our Changing Landscape” UCM Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, Missouri, through February 3, 2018

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Cindy Brendzel – Westward Trail

Our Changing Landscape  

is at UCM Gallery of Art and Design   in Warrensburg, Missouri,  through February 3, 2018.

In this SAQA exhibition from the Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma region, artists were encouraged to interpret their own “Changing Landscape” whether abstract, graphic or representation.

 

“A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones” The Taft Museum of Art Cincinnati, Ohio, through February 18, 2018

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Heather Jones, Central Parkway,  Photo courtesy of Quilt Local by Heather Jones, published by Abrams Books. Photography by Jenny Hallengren.

A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones 
is at The Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio,   through February 18, 2018.

Self-taught quilt artist and designer Heather Jones channels the world around her into minimalist quilts that conjure modern painting.

“Heat Wave” & “It’s Not Easy Being Green” Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, December 15 through February 10, 2018

December 13, 2017 § Leave a comment

Sherrie Momey – “Tropical Heat”

 

Heat Wave & It’s Not Easy Being Green
Coos Bay, Oregon
December 15, 2017 – February 10, 2018

 

This exhibition contains works from two area competitions sponsored by the group High Fiber Diet. High Fiber Diet is a group of more than thirty artists located in southwestern Washington and western Oregon who choose to work with fiber to express their interpretation of the world and themselves.

“Floral Mandalas for Hope and Healing” Reston Community Center , Hunters Woods Gallery, Reston, Virginia, through December 5, 2017

November 27, 2017 § Leave a comment

Anne Smyers –  “From the Tulips to the Trees”

Floral Mandalas for Hope and Healing  

is at Reston Community Center in  Hunters Woods Gallery in Reston, Virginia, through December 5, 2017

Anne Smyers is a Reston, Virginia, artist who works in fabric and thread. Her recent work features the mandala format.  Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle” or “discoid object.” Mandalas are also conceived as visual representations of the universe in Buddhist traditions, as well as being used as symbols for internal contemplative practice.

“The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta” Museum of Arts, Houston, Texas, through January 28, 2018

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The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta is currently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas, through January 28, 2018, celebrating the life and career of the fashion designer. The exhibition showcases nearly seventy ensembles sourced from de la Renta’s corporate and personal archives; the archives of French label Pierre Balmain; private lenders; and the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Enjoy some photos from the exhibit featuring the exquisite work of the designer including Amal Clooney’s wedding dress, gowns worn by Taylor Swift, and more.  Presented by TheQuitShow.

“Interpretations: Conversations” Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California, through January 7, 2018

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Interpretations: Conversations is at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California, through  January 7, 2018
Thirty-six  contemporary quilts were selected to represent eighteen states and two foreign countries.

Marianne Burr – At the Meeting

Interpretations: Conversations 

Jean and Valori Wells Exhibit – “Incubation,” Sisters Quilt Show 2017

October 21, 2017 § Leave a comment


 
On display at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2017 was “Incubation” featuring the work of Jean and Valori Wells.
From TheQuiltShow.
 

“Cloth As Community” Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, Florida, through January 7, 2018

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Cloth As Community is at  Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, Florida, through January 7, 2018

Cloth as Community - Hmong textiles in AmericaDetail of a Hmong story piece from 1990.

Hmong flower cloth (or paj ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile traditions and an excellent example of cloth as community. Despite its deep roots in Hmong culture, this complex art was not widely known outside Asia until after the Vietnam War, when Hmong refugees arrived in the United States. Cloth as Community features 28 textiles—flower cloths and embroidered story cloths—by those in the Hmong community.

 

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

“Quilts=Art=Quilts” Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York, October 28, 2017, to January 07, 2018

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Quilts =Art=Quilts will be in Auburn, New York, from October 28, 2017 to January 07, 2018.

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. This year’s exhibit will feature quilts by 65 artists from across the US and around the world.

The Art Center’s photo.

“Korean Voices in Fiber: Translating Tradition into Contemporary Art” Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, California, October 6 – November 18, 2017

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Korean Voices in Fiber: Translating Tradition into Contemporary Art will be at Gualala Arts Center in Gualala, California, from October 6 – November 18, 2017

This traveling exhibition highlights Korea’s ancient heritage of fiber art (including bojagi) as well as its vibrant modern transformation of both traditional and unexpected techniques and materials.

Gualala Arts Center

Young Won Kwon – “Moon Jar”

“Fiber As Art ” ArtsHQ, Surprise, Arizona through October 6, 2017

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Fiber As Art is at ArtsHQ in Surprise, Arizona through  October 6, 2017

Debra Goley

Two SAQA JAMs and six artist friends present over one hundred fiber art pieces.

ArtsHQ

“Strings Attached” Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, California, through October 19, 2017

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Strings Attached is at Coastline Community College Art Gallery in Newport Beach, California, through  October 19, 2017

Deborah Weir – “Leaf”

This exhibition features 2D and 3D fiber art, including installation pieces and wearables, created by Southern California artists.

Coastline Community College Art Gallery

“Diversity ” NCAR Community Art Gallery Boulder, Colorado, through October 28, 2017

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Diversity is at  NCAR Community Art Gallery in Boulder, Colorado,  through  October 28, 2017

Betsy Cannon – “Primavera”

Diversity is Front Range Contemporary Quilters’ latest exhibition, featuring fifty-one works by thirty-three different artists, inspired by Maya Angelou’s vision: “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”

 

NCAR Community Art Gallery

“Y Kimono Now” Filatoio Rosso e Museo Setificio, Caraglio, Cuneo, Italy, through November 5, 2017

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Y Kimono Now is at Filatoio Rosso e Museo Setificio in Caraglio, Cuneo, Italy
through November 5, 2017

Tiziana Tateo – “Antique”

This exhibition pairs over one hundred original kimonos from a special private collection with contemporary expressions and interpretations of the kimono by artists Tiziana Tateo and Marialuisa Sponga. Experience the Japanese world.
Filatoio Rosso e Museo Setificio

“EDGE: On the VERGE” Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, Kansas, through October 22, 2017

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EDGE: On the VERGE is at Alice C. Sabatini Gallery  in Topeka, Kansas, through   October 22, 2017

Virginia Spiegel – “Rock”

The sixteen fiber artists of the EDGE group use fabric the way painters use paint to create amazing detailed works of art.

 

Alice C. Sabatini Gallery

“Thinking in Circles: The Root Language of Trees” Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, through September 24, 2017

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Thinking in Circles: The Root Language of Trees is at Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, through September 24, 2017

Lorraine Roy – “Heartwood – Poplars”

These fabric wall pieces, created by textile artist and professional horticulturist Lorraine Roy, are a visual exploration of trees from the inside out.

 

Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery

“Little Black Dress” The Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, Massachusetts, August 5 – September 23, 2017

August 2, 2017 § Leave a comment

Little Black Dress will be at The Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts,
August 5 – September 23, 2017.

Nancy Bardach – “Gift to the City”

Celebrate the fashion and imagination of the iconic little black dress. Artists were invited to explore questions such as where they wore their little black dress, what adventures await wearing their little black dress, or what fabulous fabrics their favorite little black dress was made of.

 

The Brush Art Gallery

“Color and Touch” Gallery 1639, St. Paul, Minnesota, through September 13, 2017

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Color and Touch is at Gallery 1639 in St. Paul, Minnesota, through September 13, 2017


Peggy Wright – “City Walk”

This solo exhibition features works by artist Peggy Wright.
Gallery 1639

Quilts from International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

July 10, 2017 § Leave a comment

Here is another video from the Houston Quilt Festival.

Luana Rubin highlights some of the finest International Quilts at the 2016 International Quilt Association show.

 

“Connections” S. Walter Stewart Public Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2 – 29, 2017

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Connections will be at S. Walter Stewart Public Library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2 – 29, 2017

Helen Garland – “Twisted Connections”

This is the first exhibition of fiber works from Quilts on the Wall. Art quilts on display are all based on the theme “Connections.”

 

S. Walter Stewart Public Library

“Patterns” Exhibit, International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

May 10, 2017 § Leave a comment

Art quilts from “Patterns” exhibit of International Quilt Festival 2016 can be seen at:

http://quilts.com/quilt-gallery.html

Tiles by Cathie Hoover

“Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017” Florida CraftArt, St. Petersburg, Florida, through June 17, 2017

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Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017  will be at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg, Florida through June 17, 2017

Roseline Young – “Gone with the Wind”

This juried exhibition features artwork representing contemporary approaches to fiber art, pushing the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution.

 

Florida CraftArt

Modern Quilts at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

April 25, 2017 § Leave a comment

 Modern Quilt Guild’s quilts are on exhibit at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, California, through July 16, 2017.  Below The Quilt Show has a video of many of those quilts.

“Made in New Mexico: Structural Diversity” & “Quilts at the Moss Mansion” through Summer 2017

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Made in New Mexico: Structural Diversity is at New Mexico State Capital Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico through  August 17, 2017

Ginny McVickar – “Helix-Strength in Diversity”

New Mexico State Capitol Gallery

 


Quilts at the Moss Mansion is at  Moss Mansion in  Billings, Montana, through September 1, 2017

Brooke Atherton – “Gray Scale”

This exhibition features works by fiber artist Brooke Atherton.
Moss Mansion 

“Growing Power: Quilts by Jane Sassaman” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, April 14 – July 11. 2017

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Growing Power: Quilts by Jane Sassaman” will be on exhibit April 14  – July 11, 2017, at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

http://quiltmuseum.org/sassaman/

“On the Wind” The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, SK, Canada, through May 25, 2017

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On the Wind is at The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton, SK, Canada through  May 25, 2017

Judith Panson – “The Kite Challenge”

This traveling exhibition was created by members of the Fibre Art Network of western Canada and features a wide range of fiber art interpreting the theme, “On the Wind.”
The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery 

“Water-less, Interpretations in Cloth” Fallbrook Library, Fallbrook, California, through April 21, 2017

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Water-less, Interpretations in Cloth, is at Fallbrook Library in Fallbrook, California, through April 21, 2017

Jeanie Palmer Moore – “Cockatoo in Paradise”

This exhibition features the work of seven San Diego area fiber artists. Each one has included at least one piece relating to the theme “water-less.”
Fallbrook Library

“Flying Solo” College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, Maryland, March 31 – July 9, 2017

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Flying Solo will be at College Park Aviation Museum in College Park, Maryland, March 31 – July 9, 2017

Misty Cole – “Two Propellers”

This exhibition was inspired by the College Park Aviation Museum. The art quilts on display are based on the artist’s photographs, research, and experiences from the museum.

 

College Park Aviation Museum 

“Water is Life” New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through April 29, 2017

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Water is Life is at New England Quilt Museum  in Lowell, Massachusetts, through April 29, 2017

Luana Rubin  – “Rocky Mountain Poison”

Water is Life is comprised of forty-one art quilts made by women from Europe and North America. Its purpose is to highlight the crucial need for women and girls around the world to have access to clean water.

New England Quilt Museum

“The 52 Box Project” fullerCRAFT Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, March 25 – August 1, 2017

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The 52 Box Project will be at fullerCRAFT Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, March 25 – August 1, 2017

Ellen Schiffman – “52 Box Project” (detail)

Ellen Schiffman is a Connecticut artist who over the course of a year decided to fill a 9 x 9 x 3 shadowbox each week with a different fiber work. In doing so, she explored a range of techniques and materials to define and expand the media’s boundaries.

www.fullerCRAFT.org

Four Exhibits as We Move Toward Spring

February 14, 2017 § Leave a comment

New Works: Original Designs, Botanical in Nature will be at Crozet Library in Crozet, Virginia
February 28 – April 11, 2017

Jane Fellows – “Still Life with Lemons”

This exhibition features twelve  art quilts that include landscapes, botanicals, and florals using a variety of techniques.
Crozet Library 

 


 
Below Sacred Ground is at Visions Art Museum of Contemporary Quilts and Textiles in San Diego, California, through April 2, 2017

Valerie C. White – “Fall Sanctuary”

For this exhibition, viewers are encouraged to consider roots as metaphors of humanity, and appreciate their beauty and complexity. Roots, like people, are intertwined and connected.

Visions Art Museum of Contemporary Quilts and Textiles

 


P’s and Q’s will be at Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia, February 21 – May 20, 2017

Jill Kerttula – “Summertime Mall”

Photography and printmaking aren’t necessarily the first thing you think of when considering quilts. Over the years, quilt makers have used a variety of fabrics to create their designs. Some fabrics are chosen out of necessity, (sack cloth and scrap materials for instance) while others are chosen for their color and printed designs. The artists included in this exhibition use photographic and printmaking techniques to create original imagery, color, and pattern on fabric.

 Virginia Quilt Museum

 


Shifting Landscapes is at Form & Concept Gallery in  Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 24 – March 10, 2017

Regina Benson – “Restored Legacy”

This juried international fiber show features cutting edge work from thirty-nine artists from Surface Design Association.

Form & Concept Gallery

“Evolutions 2017” Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado, through April 25, 2017

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Evolutions 2017 is at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum  in Golden, Colorado, through April 25, 2017

Nancy Bardach – “Dragonfly’s Wing”

Artists interpreted the theme of evolution in any way they chose, on a personal level, a global level, or one related to changes and growth in their favorite means of creative expression, the quilt.

http://www.rmqm.org/current-exhibitions.htm

 

“Repair and Connect: Rejuvenating Work Made of Fiber and Cloth” Art and Healing Gallery, Pennington, New Jersey, January 20 – March 22, 2017

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Repair and Connect: Rejuvenating Work Made of Fiber and Cloth  will be at Art and Healing Gallery  Pennington, New Jersey  January 20 – March 22, 2017

Gloria Hanson – “Artifications”

In order for healing to take place, connections need to grow, cell to cell, child to parent, parts of communities to one another, and country to country. Healing is a process done in collaboration and through connection. This idea is particularly suited to works in fiber, which have a long tradition of mending, patching, joining, and reuse. A variety of mediums and techniques are represented.
Investors Bank
Art and Healing Gallery
Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell Campus

“Embracing the Quilt as Fine Art ” Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, Florida, January 20 – February 25, 2017

December 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

Embracing the Quilt as Fine Art will be at Court House Cultural Center in Stuart, Florida,
January 20 – February 25, 2017

Ellen Lindner – “Vine Ripened”

This exhibition showcases a selection of dynamic art quilts, featuring a variety of styles, materials, and techniques.

 

Court House Cultural Center

“Celebration of the Doll” International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

December 17, 2016 § Leave a comment

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Here  a few of the amazing dolls in the “Celebration of the Doll” exhibit at the Houston Quilt Festival this year.


Dyeing Silk Scarves and Silk Using a Microwave

December 3, 2016 § Leave a comment

Allison Beck has a YouTube video for dyeing scarves using the microwave at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl8QGW92RDE

Ann Thurston’s YouTube video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl8QGW92RDE

This one  is microwave dyeing silk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm_g-BKKKas

Related image
Follow the directions, and remember that you cannot use a microwave or any of the utensils used with dyes for food preparation after dyeing.  I use a cheap microwave that I bought on sale some time back.
This is fun and you will be pleased with the results.

“Quilts=Art=Quilts” Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York, through January 8, 2017

November 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

Quilts=Art=Quilts is at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York, through January 8, 2017

Judy Langille – “Ancient Composite 1”

This annual juried exhibition features quilts from across the U.S. and around the world.

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

Two Exhibits through 2016: Virginia and New Hampshire

November 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

Natural Perspectives is at Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion in Blacksburg, Virginia, through December 31, 2016

Karin Tauber – “Bargello and Coneflower”

Flora and fauna, bubbling streams, and whimsical fairies enchant in this collection of award winning quilts by international fiber artist Karin Tauber.

Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion

 


Solo Show by Jodi Scaltreto is at Shedd Free Library in Washington, New Hampshire, through December 29, 2016

Jodi Scaltreto – “Alikins Alley Cat”

This exhibition by Jodi Scaltreto features many thread painted cats and dogs, as well as other small works from her collection.

Shedd Free Library

“Small Gems and Amulets: Art Quilts and Mixed Media Textiles” Hagafen Winery, Napa, California, through March 1, 2017

November 13, 2016 § Leave a comment

Small Gems and Amulets: Art Quilts and Mixed Media Textiles is at Hagafen Winery in Napa, California, through  March 1, 2017

Deborah Weir – “Flotsam”

This exhibition features twenty-four small, mostly hand-stitched, textile and mixed media artworks.

 

Hagafen Winery 

“Explorations Through Time and Place” Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, Wisconsin, through December 12, 2016

November 1, 2016 § Leave a comment

Explorations Through Time and Place is at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wisconsin, through December 12, 2016

Bonnie Peterson – “On the Nature of Fire” (detail)

This solo exhibition by Bonnie Peterson consists of textile embroideries and maps.

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center 

“Rhythm of the Sea” Page Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, North Carolina, October 26 – November 23, 2016

October 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

Rhythm of the Sea will be at Page Walker Arts and History Center in Cary, North Carolina,  October 26 – November 23, 2016


Eileen Williams – “Rhythm of the Sea I”

This solo exhibition by quilt artist Eileen Williams offers viewers a glimpse of the beauty, power, and mystery of our oceans. Drawn from the travels and coastal living experiences of the artist, these colorful art quilts capture the life force and allure of the sea.

 

Page Walker Arts and History Center

“Connected by Stitch” The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, October 22 – December 8, 2016

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Connected by Stitch will be at The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, October 22 – December 8, 2016

Meredith Grimsley – “The Dress Don’t Fit”

This juried exhibition showcases a wide range of 2D and 3D fiber art.

The Gallery at Penn College