In North Carolina: Quilt Blocks on Buildings Along Quilt Trails: Summer 2009

May 30, 2009 § 1 Comment

Does this sound like fun or what!

Painted quilt blocks adorn barns and other buildings on North Carolina’s “quilt trails.”

Maps can be downloaded at You can start the quilt trail in Burnsville and pick up a print guide at the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce building’s gift shop.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Shows “Through the Needle’s Eye” Until August 9, 2009

May 26, 2009 § 1 Comment

Wanda Linsley, Water Lillies, silk and cotton on silk gauze, 13.5″ x 16.5″

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America is exhibiting “Through the Needle’s Eye”, a display of textile art created with needle and thread, which is on until August 9, 2009.

For additional information about this exhibition, go to:

Crystal Bridges  Museum of Art  is located at the Massey,  in Bentonville,  Arkansas.  Their site is:

Quilt National on Now Through September 7, 2009

May 25, 2009 § 1 Comment

The 16th biennial juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts are on view at the Dairy Barn Arts Center now through September 7, 2009.  The Dairy Barn is located in Athens, Ohio.

For the winners and other info about the 2009 Quilt National, go to:

You can see some installation shots of the show, taken during the artists’ preview, on Andree Fredette’s  blog:

The Dairy Barn Arts Center

A Photographer’s View of “Fiber of Life”

May 18, 2009 § Leave a comment

This is a wonderful view of fiber from  photographer, Carl Wolinsky’s,  perspective…..Fiber of Life.

The color is wonderful!

2009 = A Beautiful Spring = the Need to Create

May 10, 2009 § Leave a comment

This has been a beautiful Spring.  After the brutal winter that we had, (There has been no global warming here.) any Spring would be appreciated, but this year we have had such beauty around us.   The flowering  trees:  redbuds, magnolias,  pears, apples and others have been heavy with blooms.





The wildflowers, too, have been wonderful to see.  There are more than usual this Spring.  The woodland poppies spread so much since last year.  The jack-in-the-pulpits and Solomon’s seals are everywhere!  What a treat!  The Virginia bluebells are always exquisite.

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DSC_0010Virginia bluebells

Looking at Nature all around me has given me a renewed sense of wanting and needing to make my art.  I have my enthusiasm back and the creative bug has bitten me once again.   I am ready to go with it!   I hope that you are, also.

Exhibit of Art Quilts at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

May 9, 2009 § Leave a comment

“Reservoir: John M. Walsh III Collects”

Contemporary art quilts from the private collection of   John M. Walsh III, will be shown at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in San Jose, California,  now through July 26, 2009.

For more info,  go to:                                                                                                       

Wisconsin Wetlands
Wisconsin Wetlands II: River Bend by Sue Benner

Nadelstern Exhibit Currently at American Folk Art Museum, NYC, until September 6, 2009

May 9, 2009 § Leave a comment

Paula Nadelstern’s one person exhibition “Kaleidoscope Quilts,”  is currently at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City until September 6, 2009.  This is the American Folk Art Museum’s first one person show highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist.

For additional info, go to the web site for the Museum:                           

American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

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