Art & Remembrance – a Gallery of Esther Krinitz’s Work

Through the Eye of the Needle:
Fabric of Survival

The gallery shows ” The Fabric Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz”.  Esther was a survivor of the Holocaust in Poland in World War II.

Esther, along with her sister, Maria, were the only members of their family, along with a few other Jews in their village, who survived the Holocaust.

In 1977, at the age of fifty, Esther began creating fabric art to depict her survival stories.  Over twenty years, she made thirty-six needlework and fabric collage pieces which have traveled to and been exhibited at museums.

This is the gallery of her work:

http://www.artandremembrance.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.showGallery

This is information about her: http://www.artandremembrance.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.showAbout&subLevel=estherProject

Simply amazing!

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Iraqi “Bundles of Love” Update

According to the Iraqi Bundles of Love guy,  a total of 3,445 boxes were received.

Here’s the URL for the October 22 update:

http://ibol.wordpress.com/

Iraqi Bundles of Love

This is the blog entry that I had send last month about the project:

https://aboutquilts.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/iraqi-bundles-of-love/

Houston’s International Quilt Festival Photos

The International Quilt Festival site has posted photos of some of the Houston exhibit quilts.  The IQA winners are at:

http://www.quilts.com/fqf09/enVivo/

Photos of some of the  other exhibits are located at:

Rainbow Poppy by Caryl Schuetz in “In Full Bloom” exhibit

Quilts Seen for the First Time Over Times Square With “Made in New York: City Quilting” at Williams Club Exhibit until November 14, 2009.

Quilts are being seen on the 28 foot by 38 foot Astrovision screen over Times Square in New York City through November 14th, while the “Made in New York: City Quilting” exhibit is on at the Williams Club.

The screen is just a few blocks from the Williams Club.  The spot appears for  15 seconds every 7  minutes, 24/7 through the exhibition.

The City Quilter (http://www.cityquilter.com/), has made arrangements through Panasonic to get free time on the Astroscreen.

For info about the exhibit: http://www.cityquilter.comexhibition2009.html

For Info about the showing at the club: http://www.williamsclub.org/artlit/gallery.html For Williams Club: Williams Club.



Alliance for American Quilts Online Auction Begins Monday! October 26, 2009

I am repeating this today as the auction begins tomorrow.  I acquired a Therese May small quilt at the auction a couple of years ago…I am so happy to have it!

Crazy for Quilts

The Alliance for American Quilts is having an online auction, whose proceeds will be used to support the AAQ and its projects.

All 85 Crazy for Quilts contest quilts will be auctioned via eBay

Here are the dates:

Week One: Monday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 1

Week Two: Monday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 8

Week Three: Monday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 15

The bidding for each quilt will start at $50 and each auction week ends at 9:00 pm Eastern.

http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/projects/galleries/Crazy%20for%20Quilts/gallery/


73. “One Crazy Hot Mama”
Pamela Allen


14. “Folly Flash”
Yvonne Porcella

For week 1 (October 26th) go to: http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/projects/galleries/Crazy%20for%20Quilts/gallery/

to see the quilts that are selected for the week’s auction.

Some Winners From the Houston International Quilt Festival

Caryl Bryer Fallert won the Best of Show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston last week with HandiQuilter Best of Show Award.

“On the Wings of a Dream”


“Building Up” by Kathy York

first place in Small Abstract Art Quilt


“Pup Art” by Nancy Brown

third place in Art Whimsical


“Heart’s Desire” by Deborah Kemball

second place in Traditional Applique


“Cinnabar and Indigo” by Judy Mathieson

first place in Innovative Pieced


“The Calm After the Storm” byInge Mardal & Steen Hougs

second place in Art People Portraits and Figures

Paul Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscope Quilts Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

CBS Sunday Morning featured a story on Kaleidoscopes.  They consulted Kaleidoscope expert Paula Nadelstern.

You can see the segment on The Quilt Show at:

http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/2197

Paula said, “When it comes to fabric, more is more.”  Yes!

Alliance for American Quilts Online Auction Begins October 26, 2009

Crazy for Quilts

The Alliance for American Quilts is having an online auction, whose proceeds will be used to support the AAQ and its projects.

All 85 Crazy for Quilts contest quilts will be auctioned via eBay

Here are the dates:

Week One: Monday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 1

Week Two: Monday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 8

Week Three: Monday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 15

The bidding for each quilt will start at $50 and each auction week ends at 9:00 pm Eastern.

http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/projects/galleries/Crazy%20for%20Quilts/gallery/


73. “One Crazy Hot Mama”
Pamela Allen


14. “Folly Flash”
Yvonne Porcella

Chester County Quilts of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Now Through February 6, 2010

“Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts”, Exhibit  Part 2

About 50 quilts are in the exhibit “Layers:  Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts,”  of  West Chester, Pennsylvania now through  February 6, 2010.   A third showing of quilts is planned, and this is the second  of three separate quilt exhibits there.  These are community quilts documented by the historical society.

For more info, the historical society’s web site is:

http://www.cchs-pa.org/
The third rotation is set for February 25, 2010, to August 30, 2010.  Each will show about 50 quilts.

The Jane Austen Quilt in “Quilty Secrets Winchester” Exhibit at Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire, England, October 10 – November 15, 2009

http://www.hants.gov.uk/museums
Here are details of an upcoming quilt exhibition: Quilty Secrets at Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire, England, 10 October- 15 November 2009. Showing are ‘Jane Austen’s quilt’ of c.1815 and new work by Pauline Burbidge, alongside their historical county collection of quilts, patchworks and accessories from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

 

The “Jane Austen Quilt” is from her house in Chawton.

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/wdc/wdc-gallery.htm is where you can find more detailed info.

Amish Quilts Exhibit at deYoung Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, California, November 14, 2009 – June 6, 2010

The  exhibit, “Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown”  has 48 full size and crib size Amish quilts from Pennsylvania and the Midwest dating from the 1880’s to the 1940’s, and will be exhibited at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California, from November 14, 2009, through June 6, 2010.

The Museum’s exhibition site is: http://www.famsf.org/deyoung/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=1031

A press release is at: http://www.famsf.org/fam/press/press.asp?presskey=359

Thirty-Six Patch variation (crib quilt)

International Quilt Festival Just Around the Corner

The International Quilt Festival in Houston is October 15 – 18, 2009, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

This is the greatest quilt-related show, and it is huge!  If you haven’t been and have a change to go…..GO!

For more info: http://quilts.com/home/shows/viewer.php?page=FallFestival

This year I have a quilt in the “In Full Bloom” exhibit: “Rainbow Poppy,” and one in the “Tactile Architecture” exhibit: “View From the Park.”

fab tee shirt quilt552“Rainbow Poppy”

fab tee shirt quilt551“View From the Park”