April 30, 2016 § Leave a comment
Fantastic Fibers is be at Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky, through June 4, 2016
This annual international competitive exhibition showcases a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium and is my favorite exhibit while in Paducah for the AQS Show.
April 24, 2016 § Leave a comment
The Jury is In will be at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California, through July 3, 2016
This exhibition features award-winning artists who have juried the prestigious Quilt Visions biennial in past years. Each artist has been the subject of numerous solo shows, invitational exhibitions, and juried competitions, garnering accolades from around the globe.
April 16, 2016 § Leave a comment
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Caryl Fallert-Gentry has graciously given us a tutorial of Fossil Fantasy #1 a complete lesson on the creative process:
April 3, 2016 § Leave a comment
“A Stitch in Time” Tett Centre for Learning and Creativity, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, April 2 – 30, 2016
March 27, 2016 § Leave a comment
A Stitch in Time is at Tett Centre for Learning and Creativity in Kingston, Ontario, Canada from April 2 – 30, 2016
This exhibition features new work by the Kingston Fibre Artists, who have been creating contemporary textile art and exhibiting together for the past 19 years.
March 11, 2016 § Leave a comment
There was also handwork at QuiltCon West 2016 You can see some of those quilts in this Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.
February 27, 2016 § Leave a comment
Blended Threads is at Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, New York, through March 30, 2016
This exhibition features fiber artists Jane Bartlett, Betty Busby, Anne M. Fischer, Valerie Goodwin, Susan Martin Maffei and Nelda Warkentin.
February 18, 2016 § Leave a comment
Remembering Yvonne Porcella
It is with great sadness that the quilt world has learned of the death last week of Yvonne Porcella, the founder and first president of SAQA. Remembrances about Yvonne to share here and with her family are here. Yvonne touched so many and will be deeply missed. View Tributes »
Yvonne’s vision to create a network of quilt artists who would pool their resources to support and expand the reach of quilt art was realized in 1989 with 50 artists throughout the United States. SAQA has since broadened into a 3500+ member international organization that continually works to fulfill her vision.
At an exhibition opening in November 2015, Yvonne gave a fascinating 20-minute talk that discussed her journey as an artist, the founding of SAQA and jurying the Strata exhibit. Watch video
Her lasting legacy for SAQA and its members was her tireless devotion to supporting individual artists on their artistic journey and by so many in the quilt world–her fellow artists, her students, her colleagues at SAQA and the Quilt Alliance. Here is an interview with Yvonne at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBIgUhse-rI
February 16, 2016 § Leave a comment
February 6, 2016 § Leave a comment
OUR LOVE RUNS DEEP through February 27, 2016
The Nickel Plate Arts February exhibit puts a sense-of-place spin on our annual Love, Lust and Poetry exhibition. In honor of Indiana’s bicentennial, this year’s “Valentine’s” exhibit features works that depict what artists love about the Hoosier state.
The Hoosier Heart-Land exhibit is meant to serve as a visual love letter to our state, commemorating the people, places and things that make Indiana what it is today. Our goal is to create an exhibit that can lift up your spirits on even the coldest, dreariest of February days and encourage you to marvel at what a complex, vibrant place Indiana has become over the past 200 years.
The exhibit is open to the public for free during regular business hours, Nickel Plate Gallery, on 8th Street near the court house in Noblesville, Indiana,(Wednesday-Friday, 12-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
January 31, 2016 § Leave a comment
Last Words will be at USCA-Etherredge Center Art Gallery in Aiken, South Carolina,
through March 5, 2016
This is a solo exhibition of grave rubbing art quilts and related artwork by Susan Lenz. Her works focus on the concepts of remembrance, death, and the desire for personal legacy.
January 26, 2016 § Leave a comment
Above and Beyond is at Lakewood Cultural Center in Lakewood, Colorado, through March 26, 2016
Above & Beyond is a exhibition that explores the multiverse as metaphor for the vast area of creative possibilities open to the art quilter and fiber artist.
For more info: http://www.lakewood.org/Exhibits/
Lakewood Cultural Center
January 22, 2016 § Leave a comment
Now through February 28, 2016, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles presents EARTH STORIES: 25th Anniversary Exhibition from Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
“Earth Stories” celebrates the stories of people and projects that enhance the planet, make a significant difference in restoring and/or protecting the environment, increase sustainability and otherwise improve the earth we all occupy.
January 13, 2016 § Leave a comment
“Celebrate the Seven,” John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville, Ontario, Canada, through February 11, 2016
January 8, 2016 § Leave a comment
Celebrate the Seven is at John M. Parrott Gallery in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, through February 11, 2016
Celebrate the Seven is a fibre arts exhibition by the Connections Fibre Artists Group.
December 28, 2015 § Leave a comment
Conversations: Significant Years is at aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado, through March 19, 2016
This exhibition features a series of pieces by Carol Ann Waugh that use words and phrases to create “conversations” with the people looking at them.
“Selections from Wild Fabrications” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, January 7 – March 27, 2016
December 18, 2015 § Leave a comment
Selections from Wild Fabrications will be at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, from
January 7 – March 27, 2016
Wild Fabrications celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical. Selected artists let their imagination run wild and created interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques.
“Piecing Together a Changing Planet” Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through February 7, 2016
December 12, 2015 § Leave a comment
Piecing Together a Changing Planet is at Boott Cotton Mills Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts through February 7, 2016
This juried show of twenty-six art quilts, created by over twenty Florida artists, highlights a few of the many ways that America’s 405 National Parks are being impacted by a changing planet.
December 5, 2015 § Leave a comment
While there was no apparel competition this year in Houston, a fabulous exhibit of past participants took up a corner of the show. Here is Part 1 of “Fashion Flashback,” a retrospective of items from past Bernina and Fairfield fashion shows on Smilebox presented by The Quilt Show. Stay tuned for Part 2.
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
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.
November 21, 2015 § Leave a comment
Fires of Change is at University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona , through April 3, 2016
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.
“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
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.
November 6, 2015 § Leave a comment
Quilts=Art=Quilts is at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York, through January 3, 2016.
This international juried quilt exhibition includes work by sixty-eight artists from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and across the United States.
“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
This exhibition features forty-one studio art quilts, dating from 1984-2008, from the private collection of Hilary and Marvin Fletcher.
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 www.bryerpatch.com.
October 10, 2015 § Leave a comment
Passages and Pathways is at Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah, through November 1, 2015
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.
October 3, 2015 § Leave a comment
Patsy Thompson teaches how to apply hot fix crystals in two minutes, sponsored by The Quilt Show, at: https://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/142-newsletter/23808-patsy-thompson-teaches-hot-fix-crystals-in-2-minutes?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015_09_18_Weekend_Fun_10&inf_contact_key=5b256921eaaa20007508abc83aaca7de6143399e509e89028174def07b5da4d5
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.
September 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
Playing in Traffic is at aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado, through October 17, 2015
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.
September 17, 2015 § Leave a comment
September 9, 2015 § 1 Comment
Water Marks will be at Ice Cube Gallery in Denver, Colorado, September 17 – October 10, 2015
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.
September 3, 2015 § Leave a comment
Real People is at Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois, through September 26, 2015
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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
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.
August 9, 2015 § Leave a comment
Portals: Beginnings and Possibilities is at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, through August 28, 2015
This solo exhibition features textile paintings by artist Lisa Call.
New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts is at The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado,
through August 23, 2015
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.