“Life Lines” at The Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, California, through September 9, 2012

July 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

Life Lines is at The Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, California, through September 9, 2012.

Meadow Gold  Terry Waldron – “Meadow Gold”

Photo is the Gallery’s.

This is a juried exhibit by members of California Fiber Artists .

The Front Porch Gallery

“Conversations in Stitch” at Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, Illinois, through August 25, 2012

July 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Conversations in Stitch is at Bloomingdale Park District Museum in Bloomingdale, Illinois, now through August 25, 2012.
Gwyned Trefethen – “Entwined”
Photo is the Museum’s.
Conversations in Stitch is an exhibition showcasing a diverse collection of contemporary fiber art by members of the Fiber Artists Coalition. A unique feature of this exhibition is the inclusion of “conversation cards” that will enable viewers to communicate responses and address questions about the work directly with the artists.

“Art Quilts: Moment of Solitude” at Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts, August 2 – 30, 2012

July 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Art Quilts:  Moment of Solitude is at Hosmer Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts, from August 2 – 30, 2012 .


Elizabeth Sylvan – “Contemplation”

Photo is the Gallery’s.

Elizabeth’s landscape collage quilts work to  capture that moment of solitude when the observer feels connected to the world.

Info at: http://www.forbeslibrary.org/events/gallery.shtml

and: Hosmer Gallery

“Narrative Threads” at Page Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, North Carolina through August 27, 2012

July 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Narrative Threads is at Page Walker Arts and History Center in Cary, North Carolina, through  August 27, 2012.  More than 30 quilters and writers have worked in collaborative pairs to create unique and personal pieces that integrate art quilting and poetry or prose under a single title.

The Healing

Eileen Williams – “The Healing”

Photo is the Center’s.

More info:     Page Walker Arts and History Center

“Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950” Exhibit at Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, through January 6, 2013

July 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Alexander McQueen, S/S 2011. Image: Courtesy Christopher Moore, Catwalking

Alexander McQueen, S/S 2011. Image: Courtesy Christopher Moore, Catwalking

The Victoria & Albert Museum’s:

“The V&A celebrates the opening of the newly renovated Fashion Galleries with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers.  Displayed over two floors, Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will feature more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights.

The exhibition will cover over sixty years of a strong British design tradition that continues to flourish. Eveningwear from the V&A’s vast collection, by designers including Victor Stiebel, Zandra Rhodes, Jonathan Saunders and Hussein Chalayan, will be on show alongside dresses fresh from the catwalk shows of Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon, Erdem and Jenny Packham.

A selection of royal ballgowns will be on display, including a Norman Hartnell gown designed for Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Princess Diana’s ‘Elvis Dress’ designed by Catherine Walker and gowns worn by today’s young royals. Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will also include dresses worn by actresses and celebrities including Elizabeth Hurley, Bianca Jagger and Sandra Bullock, and a stunning metallic leather dress created especially for the exhibition by innovative designer Gareth Pugh.”

More at: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/ballgowns/

Near the bottom of the page are three videos:

“Norman Hartnell at Highclere Castle”

“Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950”

“Ballgowns: Fashions of the Future”

Juanita Yeager: Bonnie McCaffery’s Online Vidcast

July 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

This month Bonnie McCaffery interviews Juanita Yeager on the Vidcast  at: http://bonniemccaffery.com/vidcasts/072.html

The interview is twelve minutes long, and Juanita demos and explains how she currently works in making her beautiful floral quilts.  She is painting with watercolor pigments onto silk broadcloth using home made soy milk (no additives) to produce her whole cloth quilts.  The soymilk solution makes the watercolor pigments permanent on the silk.  Yeager explained that the technique is a very old Japanese one.

The vidcast is worth watching. Thanks, Bonnie!

Zack’s First Hair Cut – Now He Looks Like a Poodle

July 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Zack had his first grooming Monday and he is even cuter.

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