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

October 7, 2018 § Leave a comment

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

September 15, 2018 § Leave a comment

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

August 26, 2018 § Leave a comment

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

August 11, 2018 § Leave a comment

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

August 4, 2018 § Leave a comment

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