January 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. currently is showing an exhibit of almost 200 ikats, “Colors of the Oasis” through March 13, 2011. You can see information about the exhibit and a YouTube on the installation at: http://www.textilemuseum.org/exhibitions/current/Colors_of_the_Oasis.html
Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 1860s-1870s.
Woman’s Robe (munisak)
Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, mid-19th c.
Photos are the Museum’s.
More info about the Museum is at: http://www.textilemuseum.org/about/visitor.htm
January 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
Jane Dunnewold has a new tutorial about how to prepare and use aluminum bars to display fiber artwork on her web site at: http://www.artclothstudios.com/userfiles/file/Aluminum%20Bar%20Tutorial.pdf
“Desert Prince” by Hollis Chatelaine
This is my piece that I purchased from Hollis Chatelaine a few years ago. She used the aluminum bars across the top and across the bottom. The quilt hangs straight and looks good with this type of hanging system.
January 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana and Friends annual fiber show, “A Walk through the Swamp” is currently hanging in Baton Rouge, and will travel to Thibodaux and Ville Platte. If you can’t make it, a virtual show is now online on their blog at: http://cfalart.blogspot.com/2011/01/walk-in-swamp-2011_15.html
The exhibit, A Walk Through the Swamp, is currently at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, through February 6, 2011.
Then it shows February 9 – April 26, 2011 at Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux, LA
And on to Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte, LA, for the month of June 2011.
Online Video of “Yvonne Porcella: Bold Strokes” Exhibit at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California
January 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Enjoy an excellent video of Yvonne Porcella’s Exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, which ends January 30, 2011. Bold Strokes is a 25-year retrospective of Yvonne’s Work. This video, which shows just some of her work, is presented by The Quilt Show.
To watch the video, go to: http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/3368
“Form Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” Exhibit through March 5, 2011, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana
January 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
The eighth annual “Form Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” Exhibit is at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana, and will show through March 5, 2011.
“Amulets” by Terry Jarrard-Dimond
Best in Show
Photos of the award winners are at: http://www.carnegiecenter.org/exhibit_form.html
January 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
Studio Art Quilt Association’s Benefit Auction was their biggest fundraiser so far. SAQA received 288 donations for their 2010 auction and raised $52,450.
Fantastic! I just had to post this update, as I had posted information about the auction at the time, just having learned of their success.
Yvonne Porcella – “Oh-O”
Katie Pasquini Masopust – “Color Play”