“Blended Threads” Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, New York, through March 30, 2016

February 27, 2016 § Leave a comment

Blended Threads is at Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, New York, through March 30, 2016

Nelda Warkentin – “Spring” (detail)

This exhibition features  fiber artists Jane Bartlett, Betty Busby, Anne M. Fischer, Valerie Goodwin, Susan Martin Maffei and Nelda Warkentin.


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Kirkland Art Center

Remembering Yvonne Porcella

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

Yvonne (or YP as many called her) was documented by the Quilt Alliance and its partners via projects like Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.), Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!, Quilt Treasures and The Quilt Index (see excerpts below). The vibrancy of her work and her spirit were exciting and magnetic, and the YP brand was easy to spot–bright red and/or pink and always a black and white element (be it a quilt binding or a pair of socks, pants  or glasses)…
Luana Rubin's photo.

Online Slide Shows of AQS Phoenix 2016 Quilt Show

February 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

Here are award- winners from the AQS  Phoenix 2016 Show presented by The Quilt Show:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


AQS QuiltWeek Phoenix 2016 Award Winners, Part 2
Here are more award- winners from AQS QuiltWeek Phoenix 2016.



“OUR LOVE RUNS DEEP” Nickel Plate Gallery , Noblesville, Indiana, through February 27, 2016

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.)


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