“Stitched Connections” Beebe Estate, Melrose, Massachusetts, through December 22, 2018

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Valerie Maser Flanagan –  Structure #1 (photo by Joe Ofria)

Stitched Connections
is at Beebe Estate in Melrose, Massachusetts,  through December 22, 2018.

Stitched Connections is a fiber art exhibition centered around a historical quilt from Melrose, Massachusetts. The “Melrose History Quilt” was made in 1898, and the red and white quilt includes more than 200 signatures, most of whom were Melrose residents.

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“Fiber Art in the Digital Age” Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, to January 13, 2019

December 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

Charlotte Ziebarth –  Wave Equations

Fiber Art in the Digital Age
is at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin,  to January 13, 2019.

“Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition” Craven Arts Council and Gallery, New Bern, North Carolina through October 27, 2018

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Vicki Conley –  Spring Storm in Denali

Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition
is at Craven Arts Council and Gallery  in New Bern, North Carolina, through  October 27, 2018

“Stitched Together” Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois, through October 13, 2018

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Maggie Weiss –  Sante

Stitched Together
is at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St Charles, Illinois, through October 13, 2018.

Stitched Together is a SAQA regional exhibition of contemporary art quilts by Illinois and Wisconsin SAQA members. The exhibit consists of 30 art quilts by 30 artists. A wide variety of styles, methods, and interpretations are represented in this colorful and textural feast.

 

“Tales from a Ghost Town” The Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa, through September 29, 2018

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Joanne Alberda

Tales from a Ghost Town
The Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, Iowa,  through September 29, 2018.

This is a series of quilted wall works based on photographs of the burned, bleached and decaying wood of the remains of a robust Montana gold mining town of the 1890’s. See Alberda’s work in Tales from a Ghost Town.

 

How Ricky Tims Hand Dyes

August 22, 2018 § Leave a comment

Learn How Ricky Tims Hand Dyes His Fabrics! ~Celebrating 20 Years of Hand-Dyed Fabrics~
 
FINALLY REVEALED! Have you ever wondered how fabrics are dyed at the Ricky Tims studio in Colorado? Here he shows you how. I am posting this from TheQuiltShow so you can see how Ricky does his dyeing. One thing to notice is that he soaks his damp fabric in  soda ash solution before applying the dyes.  I sometimes soda ash this way, but I usually pour soda ash solution over my already scrunched up damp fabric  after the dyes have been applied.
 

 

“Cloth, Needle, Thread” Legacy Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, through August 30, 2018

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Gunnel Hag –  Wild Strawberries at the Lake House

Cloth, Needle, Thread
is at Legacy Gallery in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, through August 30, 2018.

In Cloth, Needle, Thread, eight Toronto textile artists use piecing, quilting, applique, embroidery, dyeing, printing, photo transfer, felting, and painting.

“Silence with a Touch of Wow” Adobe Gallery, Vista, California through August 25, 2018

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Karen Bennick –  Mist Over the Mountain

Silence with a Touch of Wow
is at Adobe Gallery in Vista, California through August 25, 2018.
Free Spirits Art Quilters presents: Silence With a Touch of Wow, art quilts by a group of eight fiber artists.

Simple Zipper Techniques

July 23, 2018 § Leave a comment

Zipper Tips and Techniques

 

https://weallsew.com/zipper-tips-and-techniques/

 

“36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts” Lincoln Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, Fort Collins, Colorado, through September 1, 2018

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Pat Bishop –  Lichen on Pine

36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts
is at Lincoln Center for the Performing and Visual Arts in Fort Collins, Colorado, through  September 1, 2018

“Denise Oyama Miller – Fallen Leaf Painting With My Scissors” Bay Quilts Gallery, Richmond, California, through August 1, 2018

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Denise Oyama Miller –  Fallen Leaf

Painting With My Scissors
is at Bay Quilts Gallery in Richmond, California, through August 1, 2018

Painting with My Scissors is a solo show of recent work by Denise Oyama Miller, including pieces from the Textures of the Sierra Nevada show. Over thirty pieces are on display.

 

Wrapped Canvas Tutorial

July 2, 2018 § Leave a comment

We All Sew has a tutorial for wrapping a piece onto a stretched canvas.  I have done this with many small art and traditional quilts. Try it!

https://weallsew.com/wrap-pieced-fabric-canvas/?utm_source=weallsew&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=post_fathers_day_sewing_projects_from_weallsew

“Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” Carnegie Center for Art and History New Albany, Indiana, through July 21, 2018

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Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
is at Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana, through July 21, 2018

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual, juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana.

“Fiberworks 2018” Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, through August 10, 2018

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Shannon Conley – Nestling

Fiberworks 2018

is at Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, through August 10, 2018.
Fiberworks 2018, celebrating forty years, is an annual juried fiber art exhibition sponsored by the Fiber Artists of Oklahoma.

“Color Improvisations 2: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts,” Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, through September 23, 2018

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Color Improvisations 2: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, through September 23, 2018

 

Color Improvisations 2 is an exhibition of contemporary quilts curated by Nancy Crow of Baltimore, Ohio. The exhibition includes 25 spectacular large-format quilts by 25 artists from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States – including a piece by Nancy Crow.

The exhibition premiered at the Museum Tuch+Technik in Germany in 2016, and has subsequently been shown in Spain, Switzerland and France. In 2018, a select number will be presented at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This is the exhibition’s first North American, and only Canadian venue.

“Artist As Quiltmaker ” FAVA Gallery, Oberlin, Ohio, through July 29, 2018

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Artist As Quiltmaker is at Oberlin, Ohio. The FAVA ( Firelands Association for the Visual Arts) Gallery and Oberlin area fiber art community  have the exhibit on through July 29, 2018.

You can see some of the art at:     http://www.favagallery.org/aqm-artist-as-quiltmaker.html

“The “Art” Quilts of Katie Fowler “

May 25, 2018 § Leave a comment

The “Art” Quilts of Katie Fowler from TheQuiltShow
 
Katie Fowler writes about her quilting, “I made my first quilt in 1996. I quickly accepted my disinterest in and inability to follow directions and began making “art” quilts as a result. I am about having fun, letting go of rules and finding joy in the creative process. I believe creativity is about connection: to self, to others, and to a higher creativity.” Here she shares some of those “art” quilts.

“Freehand Patchwork by Danny Amazonas”

May 18, 2018 § Leave a comment

 

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

is where, on Quilts, Inc.,  you can see sixteen of Danny Amazonas’ works.

 

 

“Abyss” by Danny Amazonas

Photo is Quilts, Inc.

“Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII” Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA), Oberlin, Ohio, May 13, 2018 to July 29, 2018

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Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII
Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) in Oberlin, Ohio, from May 13, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018.

The Artist as Quiltmaker is the second-longest-running  art quilt exhibition in the world. This year’s exhibition will feature the work of 32 artists from across North America

“Layered Voices” Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, Oklahoma, through August 18, 2018

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Layered Voices,  a SAQA exhibit, is at Oklahoma State University Museum of Art in Stillwater, Oklahoma, through August 18, 2018.

You cas see slides of the art at:     http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3557

“Unfolding Stories 3” Harbour House Centre for Arts and Yoga, Kingsbrige, Devon, United Kingdom, through May 3, 2018

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Unfolding Stories 3
is at Harbour House Centre for Arts and Yoga in Kingsbrige, Devon, United Kingdom, through  May 3, 2018

A treasured First Communion dress transformed with stitch, textile fragments dyed in seawater on an uninhabited Scottish island, and plastic marine debris stitched into a textile – just 3 of the exciting new contemporary quilts on show in this exhibition by the dynamic Contemporary Quilters West. Twenty-one of their members will be exhibiting their newest work.


Christine Seager

The Quilts of Maria Shell

April 19, 2018 § Leave a comment

The Quilt Show presents The Quilts of Maria Shell
 

 

 
 

“SEEDS of SAQA How Does Your Garden Grow” New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico, through August 5, 2018

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SEEDS of SAQA How Does Your Garden Grow
is at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum  in Las Cruces, New Mexico, through  August 5, 2018

The artists of the New Mexico region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) created a rack of fiber art seed packets. Each artist chose a flower or vegetable and created its image in a 16” x 16” quilt. The quilts have been mounted to resemble a traditional seed packet.

 

Lynn Rogers –  Chuck’s Berries

“California Fibers: Surface and Structure” Branch Gallery, Inglewood, California through May 6, 2018

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Linda Anderson –  Spellbound

California Fibers: Surface and Structure  
is at Branch Gallery in Inglewood, California, through   May 6, 2018.
California Fibers: Surface and Structure​ features diverse works created by members of California Fibers. All works in the exhibition address the theme of “Surface and Structure” as interpreted by each artist, from imagery and inspiration to materials and processes.

“Textures of the Sierra Nevada” Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, Nevada, through September 23, 2018

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Denise Oyama Miller –  Fallen Leaf

Textures of the Sierra Nevada 

is at Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno, Nevada,  through September 23, 2018.
Two textile/fiberartists, Denise Oyama Miller (California) and Nancy Ryan (Nevada), interpret and celebrate the beauty and textures of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Free Strathmore 2018 Online Workshop Series

March 5, 2018 § Leave a comment

 

 

Click  on this to go to the web site:Strathmore 2018 Online Workshop Series
Announcing our FREE 2018 Online Workshops!Our free Online Workshops will be starting up again in early March! We have inspiring new topics for our virtual classroom, and we’re excited to introduce 3 new fantastic artist-instructors! Here’s what we have planned:

Strathmore 2018 Online Workshop Series Workshop 1:
Realistic Watercolor for Beginners

Instructor: Kelly Eddington
Start Date: March 5, 2018
Strathmore 2018 Online Workshop Series Workshop 2:
Colored Pencil with Mixed Media

Instructor: Sarah Becktel
Start Date: May 7, 2018
Strathmore 2018 Online Workshop Series Workshop 3:
Finding the Focus in your Painting

Instructor: Robert Burridge
Start Date: September 4, 2018

Learn techniques from experienced artists through online videos and downloadable instructions. Get inspired by other students in our virtual classroom. Keep motivated with ideas and tips from your instructors.

Share all the fun on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #StrathmoreWorkshops

“Susan Else: Without a Net” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, through April 15, 2018

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Susan Else: Without a Net

is at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in San Jose, California, through  April 15, 2018

As a fabric sculptor, Santa Cruz-based artist Susan Else pushes the boundaries of the studio art quilt movement by integrating sound, light and motors with colorful, stitched figures. In her solo exhibition Without a Net, Else explores the theatrical awe and dark underbelly of the circus.

Above the Boardwalk, 2007 65 x 50 x 25" Collaged and quilted cloth over armature, motorized, with audio
Photo is the Museum’s.

Betty Busby’s Work

February 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

TheQuiltShow has a video of some of Betty Busby’s work.

“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

January 14, 2018 § Leave a comment

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

November 9, 2017 § Leave a comment

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

August 26, 2017 § Leave a comment

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