“Exploring the Surface” Exhibition November 28 – December 24, 2011, Indiana Humanities, Indianapolis, Indiana

November 28, 2011
Exploring the Surface, an exhibition of more than 30 works of textile art, will be on
display November 28 to December 24, 2011, at the Indiana Humanities facility, 1500 N. Delaware Street, in Indianapolis.
The Exploring the Surface collection of members of Studio Art Quilters Associates and Surface Design Association showcases a broad range of textile and surface-design techniques, including dyeing, painting, stamping, screen-printing, piecing, quilting and decorative stitching, embroidery, beading, and polymer-clay and wire embellishments.
I have two pieces in the exhibit, “A Peaceful Place” and “The Portal.”
Come to our reception, which is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9, when the public will have opportunity to meet many of the artists and discuss their work. The exhibition is also available for viewing weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For directions, please visit the Indiana Humanities website at or call 317-638-1500.

Quilts to See in Hawaii in 2012

If you are in Hawaii in 2012, you might want to see these quilt shows:

On the Big Island (Hawaii), the  Ka Hui Kapa Apana o Waimea (Quilt Club)
http://waimeatown. org/2011/ 03/25/ka- hui-kapa- apana-o-waimea- quilt-club- 6/

Their biennial quilt show is in February as part of the Waimea [town] Cherry Blossom Festival February 5 – 6, 2012.
http://www.hawaii24 7.com/tag/ cherry-blossom- festival/

The Honolulu Academy of Arts is planning an exhibition of Hawaiian quilts from their collection, to open sometime in March 2012. This is a rare opportunity to see, in person, those quilts so often published in books and magazines on Hawaiian quilts.

The Hawaii Quilt Guild meets on the fourth Monday of the month. Their annual quilt show is in May.
http://www.hawaiiqu iltguild. org/

Slideshow of Nancy Prince’s Quilts

November 22, 2011

Here are quilts from Nancy Prince, as they were exhibited the the Pacific International Quilt Festival XX in a Special Exhibition this year. Nancy is a thread painting artist and uses no embroidery cards in these works.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
 A Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show

Cultural Arts Quilt Exhibition at Aaron Davis Hall Gallery, New York City, through December 1, 2011

Cultural Arts Quilt Exhibition is at Aaron Davis Hall Gallery in New York, New York, through December 1, 2011.


Faith_Coleman Marion Coleman – “Faith”

Photo is the gallery’s.

This quilt exhibition is showing in conjunction with the 1st Annual Cultural Arts Awards  honoring Faith Ringgold at Aaron Davis Hall Center for the Performing and Visual Arts.


The Alliance for American Quilts “2011: Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion” Quilt Auction on Ebay Now through December 12, 2011

November 15, 2011

Yesterday, November 14. 2011 and running through December 12, 2011, the 16″ by 16″ entries in The Alliance for American Quilts “2011: Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion” contest are be auctioned off on Ebay.

All proceeds support the AAQ and its projects.  The bidding for each quilt will start at $50 and each auction will run for 7-days.

Here are photos of some of the over 100 entries they received.  To view the rest of the quilts, and to listen to the stories recorded by their makers, click here.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshowThis Smilebox presentation is from The Quilt Show.

Here are two of the quilts that will be auctioned:


“Does it Look Like a Garden to You? by Pamela Allen

Photo is The Alliance’s.


 “Dancing Elephants” by Pat Holly

Photo is the Alliance’s.

“Unfolding Stories” at Fenimore Art Museum Cooperstown, New York, through December 31, 2011

Eagle and Stars Center Medallion, Martha Randall Chesebrough, cotton and chintz, pieced and appliqué, ca. 1808, 99” x 93”. (N-35.97)

Photo is the Museum’s.

Unfolding Stories: Culture and Tradition in American Quilts is  at Fenimore Art Museum   Cooperstown, New York,  through December 31, 2011.  For more info: www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
November 14, 2011

“Patience to Raise the Sun: Art Quilts from Haiti and Their Power to Change Women’s Lives” on Exhibit Through 2011

November   10, 2011

Patience to Raise the Sun: Art Quilts from Haiti and Their Power to Change Women’s Lives will be on exhibit through the end of 2011 at New England Quilt Museum. These are quilts made by women in seven communities in Haiti to support their families.  The exhibition will run through the end of the year.

l'Arbre de Vie_Haiti

“L’Arbre de Vie” (Tree of Life)
Made by members of the PeaceQuilts Art Initiative
Photo by Harvey John Beth

Winners at 2011 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

November 5, 2011

Harmony Within
by Sue McCarty

The Loading Dock
by Mary Buvia

Life in the City
by Sheila Frampton-Cooper

Celestial Compass Rose
by Pat Connally

Those are just a few winners at the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this week. For all the winners, go here and click on photo to see a larger one: http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

Slide Show of International Quilt Festival’s Best of Show Winner, Sue McCarty’s “Harmony Within”

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

The best of show winner in Houston at the 2011 International Quilt Festival is Sue McCarty with her “Harmony Within” quilt. Above is a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.