“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

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“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

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

“Lines, Angles, and Spaces” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, October 7 – November 27, 2016

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Lines, Angles, and Spaces will be at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in San Jose, California, October 7 – November 27, 2016


Jean Renli Jurgenson, Sue Siefkin, Geri Patterson-Kutras – “Triptych: San Juan Bautista Warehouse”

Three Northern California fiber artists explore architectural themes. Whether drawing inspiration from actual buildings or pure imagination, each artist reveals her way of expressing angle, perspective, line, and shape.

 

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Annual SAQA Benefit Auction Now in Progress through October 9, 2016

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The SAQA Benefit Auction’s annual event is now in progress through October 9, 2016.  Many of the SAQA Benefit Auction artists have been interviewed about their work on SAQA’s blog.

More artist mini-interviews will be added as each auction section approaches. You can subscribe to the SAQA blog so you don’t miss any news or interviews!

The auction began yesterday with Diamond Day bidding! Click here to learn how the auction works and here to see all the fabulous benefit auction artwork!

All the art can be seen here:    http://www.saqa.com/auction-quiltviewALL.php

Elena Stokes

“Q6: Six Fiber Artists” The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, California, through November 3, 2016

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Q6: Six Fiber Artists is at The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, California, through  November 3, 2016

Gayle Simpson – “Horloge de Musee d’ Orsay”

This exhibition features the works of six artists: Donna Brennan, Sue Garmston, Penny Hanscom,  Denise Schmidt, Gayle Simpson, and the Pixeladies (Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki)

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The Gallery at 48 Natoma

“Strata” Metro Gallery, Reno, Nevada, September 19 – November 4, 2016

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Strata will be at Metro Gallery in Reno, Nevada, September 19 – November 4, 2016

Margaret Fabrizio – “Indian Girl’s Dress”

This exhibition showcases the innovative work being done in the Northern California/Northern Nevada region of SAQA.

Metro Gallery

New Carol Soderlund & Melanie Testa Dyeing & Surface Design Book

September 1, 2016 § Leave a comment

Some years back a friend and I went to Nancy Crowe’s Timber Frame Barn in Ohio for a week long workshop on dyeing fabric with Carol Soderlund –  the best workshop I have ever taken!  We learned so much! And  each student went home with a three ring notebook containing the fabric swatches and their recipes for making every color.  I still use the notebook frequently. It is a treasure!

 

 from Carol Soderlund’s post
Melanie Testa and Carol Soderlund will have their new book on color, dye and surface design. which is   published by Pokey Bolton of Crafting a Life, LLC.   This book will add to the knowledge bank of dyers, printmakers and designers  everywhere.  I can’t wait for it to come out!

Denver, Colorado, & Albuquerque, New Mexico, Exhibits through September and October 2016

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Denver Lifestyles is at aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado, August 25 – September 17, 2016

Jean Herman – “Summer Sing Along”

Artist Jean Herman loves observing the people around her and has transferred this fascination into her art. This solo exhibition of new work reflects the many faces around Denver.

aBuzz Gallery


African American Quilts and Textiles is at African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, through October 22, 2016

Allyson Allen – “African Ladies”

This solo exhibition features art quilts and photography by artist Allyson Allen.

African American Performing Arts Center

Susan Carlson’s “Eye for and Eye” Tutorial

August 14, 2016 § Leave a comment

Susan Carlson has an excellent tutorial for making features such as eyes without templates on her blog at:  https://susancarlsonquilts.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/an-eye-for-an-eye/

eye21

Photo from Carlson’s blog

“Currents” Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, Massachusetts, through September 18, 2016

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Currents is at Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts, through September 18, 2016.                        I have seen many wonderful textiles exhibits at the Brush Art Gallery, and I expect that this one is also.

Christina Blais – “IL Pleut”

This juried exhibition of art quilts features works created by members of the SAQA Massachusetts and Rhode Island region.

 

Brush Art Gallery

Two “Easy Way to Face a Quilt” Tutorials

July 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

I have been posting different ways to finish the edge of a quilt, and here are two more  tutorials of an easy way to face a quilt:

at Terry Aske Art Quilt Studio blog:

http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com/Studio/tips-tutorials-and-more/my-new-favorite-quilt-facing-technique/

and at Victoria Gertenbach’s The Silly BooDilly blog:

http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com/2012/09/tutorial-super-duper-easy-way-to-face.html

SAQA Exhibits at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, through August 2016

July 24, 2016 § Leave a comment

Food for Thought and Seasonal Palette are SAQA exhibits that are showing at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, through August.  Photos from SAQA can be viewed at: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN2zfY-nce0gpf5yAFIdmYSI-xiGBMuXargVP4gp_svFGBXjneM00H4rAWWxY5tTA?key=NXRtamtkQVg0bFVLMkYzalg2YVYtZlNMY3MyLUl3

My friend Daren Redman’s is in the distance, far right.

Tamara Leberer’s Silk Fusion

July 15, 2016 § Leave a comment

Enjoy the view as Tamara Leberer shares some of her beautiful Silk Fusion pieces with TheQuiltShow. This is a Smilebox presentation.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Wavelengths” Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California, July 16 – October 2, 2016

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Wavelengths will be at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California, July 16 – October 2, 2016

Kathleen McCabe – “Rocky Shoreline”

Four artists Kathleen McCabe, Gillian Moss, Kathy Piper, and Mary Tabar provided two pieces each.

 

Visions Art Museum