Art Quilts on Exhibit at the Coos Museum

The Coos Museum in Coos Bay,  Oregon, has a couple of fiber art works  exhibits now through February 21, 2009.

Check their web site at:  http://www.coosart.org/exhibitions_2008.html

For the the first exhibit with photos go to:  http://www.coosart.org/cloth/saqa/saqa_tour.html

This is an international competition of art quilts  from SAQA members that were shown at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England.

The second exhibit, “New Focus Art Quilts 2008,” is a traveling exhibition of 50 small format art quilts from five countries.

Go to:  http://www.coosart.org/cloth/focus/new_focus_tour.html for photos of pieces from this exhibit.   This photo is the Museum’s.

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Swiss Quilts on Exhibit

The New England Quilt Museum will  show Swiss art quilts.

A new exhibit of quilts made by “Fabric Connection” will be shown from January 22 to April 19, 2009, at the New England Quilt Museum.    Each of the seven members  has her own distinct style and developed her own innovative techniques.

Together, Maryline Collioud-Robert, Beatrice Lanter, Elizabeth Portmann, Ursula Kern, Ursula Koenig, Katherina Della Chiesa, and Sylvia Einstein have created the  exhibit.

For more information, visit: http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/Exhibitions_Upcoming.shtml

To view the artists’ work, go to http://www.fabric-connection.ch/

This photo is from the Museum.

More Quilt Care Information

I had written earlier about quilt care info that can be found on Patricia Cummings’ web site.  See previous post.

You might also want to read the following, which is the International Quilt Center and Museum’s web site about textile and quilt care:

http://www.quiltstudy.org/about_us/questions_answers/care.html

For more quilt information, check the International Quilt Center and Museum’s web site:  http://www.quiltstudy.org/index.html.

Chintz Quilt Exhibit in Lincoln, Nebraska

“Chintz Applique: From Imitation to Icon”

November 22, 2008 – May 17, 2009

From Imitation to Icon" November 22, 2008 - May 17, 2009
The new exhibition of  19th century quilts traces connections of textile fashion, technology and trade in “Chintz Applique: From Imitation to Icon” at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The 21 quilts, circa 1790-1850, presented in the exhibition,  give a glimpse into their makers’ lives and society. “Chintz Applique: From Imitation to Icon” will be on view from November 22, 2008 through May 17, 2009 at the museum on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   For more information about this exhibition,  go to:   http://www.quiltstudy.org/discover/exhibitions.html?exhibitions_item=39930&db_item=listitem

Art Quilts XIII: Lucky Break Exhibit

Art Quilts Year XIII:Lucky Break

The juried exhibit of contemporary art quilts from the U.S., Canada, Belgium, and Israel  is on until the end of the year at the Chandler Center for the Arts at 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, Arizona.

http://chandlercenter.org/visual-arts/exhibition-hall.html


Upcoming Exhibit at the V & A Museum

FUTURE EXHIBITIONS at the Victoria and Albert Museum, U.K.

Quilts

Appliqued and embroidered quilt showing scenes of a love story, 875-85, maker unknown. Museum no. T200-1969

20 March – 18 July 2010

Quilts are valued as objects of solace and comfort, representing warmth, safekeeping, beauty and our ancestral past. As vessels for individual and collective memories, they also document love and marriage, births and deaths, periods of intense patriotic fervour and developments in taste and fashion. The extraordinary variety of each object testifies to the skill of its maker, challenging the assumption that stitching is simply ‘women’s work’.

This exhibition will showcase the V&A’s collection of patchwork and quilted covers to bring together over 300 years of British quilting history, from the spectacular bed hangings and silk coverlets of the 18th century, to the creative reinvention of the quilt by contemporary artists.

Each quilt has a unique story to tell, revealed under the broader themes of consumerism, luxury and utility, creativity and confinement, taste, the domestic interior, travel, national and regional identity, and commemmoriation. …. as per the web site:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/index.html

If you’re planning a trip to U.K. during the exhibit, you’ll want to get to the V & A Museum!

Eye Candy Videocast of IQF’s Quilts

Bonnie McCaffery presents a quilt-related videocast monthly.  This month her subject is Houston’s International Quilt Festival, where she shows many quilts exhibited in the show.   Great eye candy!  Go to:

http://bonniemccaffery.com/vidcasts/029.html

“You Tube” Videos from International Quilt Festival in Houston

If you want to see some videos from the Houston’s International Quilt Festival in October, Go to:

http://equilter.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/videos.html

The second “You Tube” down has some of the beautiful garments from the Bernina Fashion Show.

The fourth down is from SAQA’s “A Sense if Time” exhibit in Houston.

The fifth down are the International Quilt Festival’s awards from October 2008’s Houston show.

These “You Tube” videos are on the Equilter.com site.