Ice Dyed Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

November 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

Here is a tutorial for making an ice dyed Christmas tree skirt from Dharma Trading Company:

“From Insects to Elephants” Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through January 10, 2016

November 21, 2015 § Leave a comment

From Insects to Elephants is at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through January 10, 2016

Gayle Simpson – “Vespula Maculata Nest Pieces”

Scientists believe there are over ten million different kinds of life forms, or species, on Earth!  This exhibition invites viewers to explore and recognize the wide variety of life forms represented by multiple fiber artists using different media.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

“Fires of Change” University of Arizona, Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, through April 3, 2016

November 21, 2015 § Leave a comment

Fires of Change is at University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona , through April 3, 2016

Bonnie Peterson – “On the Nature of Fire”

Art and science come together in this NEA funded exhibition examining how fire as an ecosystem process is impacted by climate change and societal development. The selected artists spent a week in the forests of Northern Arizona in a fire science boot camp, and created new works based on the experience.

University of Arizona Museum of Art

“Art Quilts XX: Journeys and Life Cycles” Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona, November 13, 2015 – January 9, 2016

November 13, 2015 § Leave a comment

Art Quilts XX: Journeys and Life Cycles is at Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, Arizona
November 13, 2015 – January 9, 2016

Nancy Bardach – “Running Through”

The Art Quilts exhibit features up to eighty artworks by participating art quilters.  This annual exhibition of contemporary art quilt showcases one of the finest collections of textile art on display in the regional Southwest.


Chandler Center for the Arts

“Quilts=Art=Quilts” Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York, through January 3, 2016

November 6, 2015 § Leave a comment


Quilts=Art=Quilts is at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York, through January 3, 2016.

Vicki Conley – “Golden Canyon”

This international juried quilt exhibition includes work by sixty-eight artists from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and across the United States.

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

“Contemporary Quilt Art from the Marbaum Collection” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, through December 20, 2015

October 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

Contemporary Quilt Art from the Marbaum Collection is at  Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, through December 20, 2015

Noriko Endo – “Autumn in Ohio”

This exhibition  features forty-one studio art quilts, dating from 1984-2008, from the private collection of Hilary and Marvin Fletcher.

Texas Quilt Museum

Online Slide Show of Caryl Bryer Fallert’s Work

October 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

This Smilebox slide show from The Quilt Show is of Caryl Bryer Fallert’s  work.  Visit Caryl’s site at

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Caryl Bryer Fallert



“Passages and Pathways” Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, through November 1, 2015

October 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

Passages and Pathways  is at Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah,  through November 1, 2015


Caroll Lee Stolz – “A Space in Time”

This twenty-eight piece exhibition features fourteen quilted art interpretations of fourteen photographs of the Southern Utah area, shown side-by-side. The Painted Hills Fiber Artists are seven female quilt artists working in tandem with photographer Robert Lefkow.

Springville Museum of Art

Hot Fix Crystals Tutorial

October 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

Patsy Thompson teaches how to apply hot fix crystals in two minutes, sponsored by The Quilt Show, at:

Image result for hot fix crystals michaels

Frixon Pens for Marking Quilts – Do Not Use Them

September 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Frixon Pens -All You Need To Know  by Jenny K. Lyon is at:

where Jenny answers all the questions you might have about using them and the consequences.  In the end, do not use these erasable pens, which were not made for fabric.

Image result for frixion pen photos

“Playing in Traffic” aBuzz Gallery, Denver, Colorado, through October 17, 2015

September 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

Playing in Traffic is at  aBuzz Gallery  in  Denver, Colorado,  through October 17, 2015

Gay Lasher – “No Exit”

Playing In Traffic is a solo exhibition by Gay E. Lasher of fourteen computer-altered abstract quilts created in response to frustration with Denver’s construction-related traffic problems.

aBuzz Gallery

2015 SAQA Benefit Auction, Begins September 18, 2015

September 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

The annual 2015 SAQA Benefit  Auction of small art quilts  begins online tomorrow.


Benefit Auction

How the auction works:

Bidding guide:

View all the quilts:

Here are just a few:

Content, Judith

Blair, Patt

Born, Diane

Grimes, Jean

Heller, Georgia

Robertson, Ruan

Williams, Eileen

“Water Marks,” Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, Colorado, September 17 – October 10, 2015

September 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

Water Marks will be at  Ice Cube Gallery  in  Denver, Colorado,  September 17 – October 10, 2015

Regina Benson – “Dry Spell”

This solo exhibition of Regina V. Benson’s newest art quilts and installations explores the environmental, social, and historical issues surrounding the abundance and scarcity of water. She creates an experience of rivers, sea sides, and tide pools; past, present, and future immersing the viewer in the depths and revealed cracked beds of forgotten waterfalls and eddies.


Ice Cube Gallery

“Real People,” Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, Illinois, through September 26, 2015

September 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

Real People  is at  Old Court House Arts Center  in  Woodstock, Illinois,  through September 26, 2015

Joan Sowada – “Soap and Water”

Real People is a national juried fine art exhibition celebrating the arts through faces and figures. All the artwork depicts the human form or face in some way.

Old Court House Arts Center

“Found / Made” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, California

August 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

Enjoy “Found / Made” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

Found includes vintage quilts from Roderick Kiracofe’s collection, as well as pieces from the collections of Marjorie Childress, Julie Silber and Allison Smith. Made includes contemporary quilts often constructed with found materials, as well as contemporary art based on quilt themes.

This video explores the entire exhibit.  Check it out!




“Listening to the Moon” Hartness Library, East Gallery Randolph Center, Vermont, through October 12, 2015

August 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

Listening to the Moon  is at  Hartness Library, East Gallery  in Randolph Center, Vermont, through October 12, 2015.

Elizabeth Fram – “Sunlight on the Forest Floor”

Featuring a selection of fifteen pieces made over nine years, this solo exhibition surrounds Elizabeth Fram’s ongoing fascination with Japanese gardens, in tandem with the lessons inspired by studying them.

Hartness Library, East Gallery

“Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Retrospective” New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, August 20 – October 31, 2015

August 18, 2015 § Leave a comment

Caryl Bryer Fallert:  A Retrospective will be at the  New England Quilt Museum in  Lowell,   Massachusetts from  August 20 – October 31, 2015

Caryl Bryer Fallert – “Corona II:  Solar Eclipse”   1989

This is still my favorite quilt.

Caryl Bryer Fallert’s career as an innovative quiltmaker and award-winning fiber artist spans more than thirty years. The New England Quilt Museum is thrilled to bring together many of her iconic works for this exhibition, as well as her first quilt, works from her early experimental stages, and a sampling of her original fine art quilts that grace the walls of museums across the country.


New England Quilt Museum

Two August Art Quilts Exhibits

August 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

Portals: Beginnings and Possibilities  is at  Bluestone Fine Art Gallery  in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, through  August 28, 2015

Lisa Call – “Portals #58”

This solo exhibition features textile paintings by artist Lisa Call.


Bluestone Fine Art Gallery

New Legacies:  Contemporary Art Quilts   is at  The Lincoln Center  in  Fort Collins, Colorado,
through August 23, 2015

Joshua Willis – “Blue Circle”

This national exhibition showcases the best work of artists who are pushing the limits of the medium, working with new techniques and materials, and creating breathtaking and beautiful art.

The Lincoln Center



“2015 International Quilt Invitational Exhibit,” Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, Utah, through August 29, 2015

July 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

2015 International Quilt Invitational Exhibit  is at  Brigham City Museum of Art and History  in  Brigham City, Utah,  through August 29, 2015

Aileyn Renli Ecob- “Windmill”

Quilt artists from around the world were invited to exhibit their work in this annual show.

“Timeless Treasures” Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, Ontario, Canada, July 28 – September 5, 2015

July 18, 2015 § Leave a comment

Timeless Treasures  will be at  Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, Ontario, Canada, from
July 28 – September 5, 2015.

Kit Vincent – “Megantic”

This exhibition features ninety-two pieces from nineteen artists.

More info:

Small Quilt Presentation

July 12, 2015 § Leave a comment

We are always looking for great ways to present our small quilts. Here Melody Johnson shows a way to present your small quilts on her blog. A great way, I’d say!

“Diverted Destruction 8” The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, California, through September 8, 2015

July 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

Diverted Destruction 8  is at  The Loft at Liz’s  in  Los Angeles, California, now through   September 8, 2015

All works in Diverted Destruction 8 were created in response to a challenge by the gallery to reinterpret salvaged fabrics. These scraps of cloth inspired each artist’s creative process, and the works that emerged are richly varied in artistic interpretation and technique.


Sandra Lauterbach – “Up in the Air”

Photo is the Gallery’s.

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s “30 Quilts for 30 Years” at LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner, Washington, through October 4, 2015

July 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s exhibit 30 Quilts for 30 Years is through October 4, 2015 at the the La Conner Quilt Museum in LaConner, Washington.

More photos and info here:


“The Quilt as Art” East Rockaway Public Library, East Rockaway, New York, through July 31, 2015

June 12, 2015 § Leave a comment

The Quilt as Art is at  East Rockaway Public Library in  East Rockaway, New York,  through July 31, 2015

Brenda Schlechter – “Anna’s Garden”

This is a solo exhibition of art quilts by Brenda Schlechter.


East Rockaway Public Library

Easy Quilt Binding Technique for Small Quilts

June 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

Here is info from Interweave’s  Quilting Daily about an easy binding technique for your small quilt using perle cotton and a zigzag stitch :

” The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection” The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, through July 19, 2015

May 31, 2015 § Leave a comment

The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection is currently on exhibit through July 19, 2015.  Explore the glamour and sophistication of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections. These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. High Style, presented exclusively on the West Coast at the Legion of Honor, provides a rare opportunity to view the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 through more than 60 stunning costumes, 30 costume accessories, and an array of related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.
High Style captures key points in 20th-century fashion design with rare pieces from French couture houses, including examples by Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiaparelli, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, and Hubert de Givenchy. In addition, the presentation features pioneering American designers of the 1930s and 1940s such as Charles James, Elizabeth Hawes, Sally Victor, and Gilbert Adrian, among others. The selection of haute couture and ready-to-wear garments showcases the stunning craftsmanship and flamboyance of fashion in this era.


“Radical Elements” National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, through October 19, 2015

May 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

SAQA’s Radical Elements is currently showing at National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC through October 19, 2015.

Scroll down on this link to see the forty pieces in Radical Elements.

Samarium 62: No Relation

Samarium 62: No Relation
Mary Vaneecke

Photo is SAQA’s.

“Pushing the Surface,” Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, Ohio, through September 7, 2015

May 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

Pushing the Surface  is at   Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum  in   Coshocton, Ohio, through   September 7, 2015

Gay Lasher – “Dangerous Curves”

Pushing the Surface is a biennial invitational art quilt show featuring the work of 25 artists.

Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum

Strathmore Online Workshops: Expressive Acrylic Printmaking Open Now

May 19, 2015 § Leave a comment

Strathmore Online Workshops:  These online workshops are free!

Patti MollicaWorkshop 2 Week 3 NOW OPEN!

Workshop 2:   Expressive Acrylic Printmaking
Instructor: Patti Mollica
Start date: May 4, 2015

“Stitching Russell City Stories” Hayward Area Historical Society Center for History and Culture, Hayward, California through August 2, 2015

May 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

Stitching Russell City Stories
is at Hayward Area Historical Society Center for History and Culture in  Hayward, Californiathrough August 2, 2015

Marion Coleman – “Country Club Nights”

Hayward Area Historical Society Center for History and Culture

“Loss: Public/Private; Textile Art by Alice Beasley ” Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California, through June 27, 2015

May 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

Loss:  Public/Private; Textile Art by Alice Beasley is at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in  Oakland, California,  through June 27, 2015

Alice Beasley – “What’s in a Rose”

Joyce Gordon Gallery

“Form Not Function” at Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana, May 8 – July 11, 2015

May 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Form Not Function” will be showing at the Carnegie Center for Art & History  in New Albany, Indiana, May 8 – July   11, 2015.

For photos of the 2014 winners and other information:

“Tumble” by Bonnie Bucknam      2014’s Best of Show

Photo is the Carnegie’s.

“Disappearing Conversations” Goodman 2 Art Center, San Francisco, California, through July 26, 2015

May 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

Disappearing Conversations  is  at Goodman 2 Art Center in  San Francisco, California, through  July 26, 2015

Joan Schulze – “MOVE”

Disappearing Conversations is a survey exhibition showing the work of Dan Abramson (1932-2012) and Joan Schulze, and highlighting their work in collage and mixed media.

SAQA Annual Online Auction 2015 Previews

April 21, 2015 § Leave a comment

June 13, 2015

SAQA’s annual online fundraising auction of small art quilts begins September 18, 2015.  Here are a few of the pieces that will be in the auction:

You can check here to see more:   and two more pages.

“Interpreting the Surface” at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, Vermont, April 17 – May 26, 2015

April 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

Interpreting the Surface will be at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery  in Shelburne, Vermont, April 17 – May 26, 2015
  Elizabeth Fram – “Not Quite Enemies”
This exhibition showcases diverse works by eight Vermont members of the Surface Design Association.

“An Ordinary Life” at School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland, through May 30, 2015

April 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

An Ordinary Life is at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, Maryland, through  May 30, 2015
 Diane Getty – “Wondering Woman”
A solo exhibit of Diane Getty’s work using treasured fabrics and random found objects.



“Thread, Wire, Ink, Paint, and Cloth” at Hugi-Lewis Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, March 6 – April 18, 2015

March 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Thread, Wire, Ink, Paint, and Cloth will be at Hugi-Lewis Studio in Anchorage, Alaska, from  March 6 – April 18, 2015

 Nelda Warkentin – “Solar Flare”


Five fiber artists explore the use of acrylic painted silk, mono-printed linen, thread netting, reverse-appliqué, paper collage, screen-printing, photography on sheer silk, hand-dyed fabric, crocheted wire, and hammered metal.

“Fantastic Fibers 2015” at Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, April 11 – June 6, 2015

March 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

 “Fantastic Fibers 2015” will be  at Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky, April 11 – June 6, 2015

Tracey Lawko – “Hay Bales Study”

This contemporary and innovative exhibition features a mix of traditional and non-traditional works .


Yeiser Art Center

“Impressions in Fabric” at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner, Washington, April 1 – June 30, 2015

March 13, 2015 § Leave a comment

Impressions in Fabric  is  at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum  in  La Conner,  Washington,   April 1 – June 30, 2015


 Denise Oyama Miller – “Yosemite Gold”


This solo exhibition features thirty impressionistic landscapes quilts of the western United States using a non-traditional technique, which used on the fabric landscapes is reminiscent of the pointillism of the neoimpressionist painters, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Where they used dots of paint, the quilting technique uses tiny pieces of fabric.  Currently, this is my favorite technique for making textile art.
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Picture “Spring” by Nancy Ryan

“Diversity in Music” at Miami University, West Chester, Ohio, through April 15, 2015

March 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Diversity in Music  is  at Miami University in West Chester, Ohio, through April 15, 2015
 Patricia Kennedy-Zafred – “A Short Note in Blue”
See what others hear. Experience the visual expression of music through the eyes of a group of outstanding fiber artists.



Six More Weeks……

February 18, 2015 § Leave a comment

This is how we do Groundhog Day in Florida!

“Meeting on the Roads and Freedom” at USA Foundation, International University Campus, Paris, France, through January 28, 2016

February 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

Meeting on the Roads and Freedom is at USA Foundation, International University Campus  in Paris, France, through January 28, 2016
 Bonnie J. Smith – “What to Say About Racism”
Meeting on the Roads and Freedom is a five-person group exhibition being held at the USA Foundation International University Campus.
USA Foundation
International University Campus
15 Boulevard Jourdan
Paris, France



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