” A Walk in the Woods: Quilts by Pat Durbin”, The Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through July 11, 2017

April 25, 2017

A Walk in the Woods: Quilts by Pat Durbin is at The Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, through July 11, 2017

Pat Durbin creates quilts that resemble paintings using fabric and thread.

www.quiltmuseum.org

“New Quilts from an Old Favorite & Antique Flying Geese” through June 20, 2017, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

“New Quilts from an Old Favorite & Antique Flying Geese” now through  June 20, 2017, at The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

Finalists and winners from the Museum’s New Quilts from Old Favorites competition are showcased along with antique examples featuring the theme of Flying Geese piecework.

Quilters around the world were invited to enter outstanding quilts in the 24th Annual Competition coordinated by The National Quilt Museum. The 2016 competition was open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of traditional Flying Geese patterns.


Flying Geese: 2017 Winner

"Migration Patterns" by Susan Mogan

“Migration Patterns” by Susan Mogan        Photo is the Museum’s.

See the other winners at: http://quiltmuseum.org/flyinggeese/

QuiltCon 2017 Show Winners

March 27, 2017

QuiltCon 2017 Show winners are here:  https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/resources/quiltcon-2017-award-winners

 

Best in Show

bling  by Katherine Jones

Judge’s Choice

Waiting for Sanity  by Kristin Shields

Exhibits at Virginia Quilt Museum, Warren-Sipe House, Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 16, 2017

 March 15, 2017
The Virginia Quilt Museum is located in Harrisonburg at the Warren-Sipe House.

Slide Show of Quilts from International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

January 13, 2017

Here  is a Smilebox slide presentation from TheQuiltShow of quilts from the innovative pieced category of International Quilt Festival 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Kaffe Fasset’s Heritage Quilts,” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky,through January 10th, 2017

Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts
On exhibit through January 10th, 2017

Kaffe Fassett is a world-renowned artist, writer, and teacher. His unique sense of color and passion for the creative process led to the creation of awe-inspiring quilts. His work has been collected by art lovers worldwide including celebrities such as Barbra Streisand and Shirley MacLaine.

Candy Zig Zag by Kaffe Fassett

Sponsored by

hancocks-paducah.com

“Along the Spice Route” New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through February 11, 2017

December 11. 2016

Along the Spice Route is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, through February 11, 2017

Ann Reardon – “Tumeric Caravan”

Forty-one artists interpreted spices in the exhibit  Along the Spice Route, which offers an opportunity to discover the spices´ countries of origin, the importance of ancient trade routes, and the lasting connections between the world´s cultural heritages.

New England Quilt Museum

Art Pictorial Quilts, International Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

December 6, 2016

Here is a Smilebox slide presentation from TheQuiltShow of the art pictorial quilts at International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, in November.  They are wonderful!

 

 

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Small Quilts” Exhibit at QuiltWorks, Bend, Oregon

November 29, 2016

The November gallery exhibit at QuiltWorks in Bend, Oregon, consists of small and miniature quilts.

See the Smilebox presentation from TheQuiltShow:

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Quilts from International Quilt Festival Quilts 2016, Houston, Texas

November 19,2016

Best of Show winner was Cynthia England’s “Reflections of Cape Town” at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this month.

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 TheQuiltShow presents this Smilebox slide show of some of the quilts from International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, earlier this month.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Art Quilts XXI: In Stitches – Seriously Humorous Art Quilts” Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona, November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017

November 12, 2016

Art Quilts XXI: In Stitches – Seriously Humorous Art Quilts will be at Vision Gallery in Chandler, Arizona, November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Barbara Dahlberg – “Sometimes Friendship Can Be Sticky”

This annual exhibition features contemporary art quilts.
Vision Gallery 

“Abstractions and Reflections” Madame Walker Theatre Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1 – 30, 2016

October 28, 2016

Abstractions and Reflections will be at Madame Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
November 1 – 30, 2016

Daren Redman – “Flowers #4”

This solo exhibition by quilt artist Daren Redman is made up of large-scale, abstract floral motifs and landscapes. The bold, bright, colorful quilts reflect the last six years of Daren’s inspirations, from the nature in her own back yard, to her Swiss hiking trip.

Reception: November 4, 2016 from 5-9:00 p.m.

Madame Walker Theatre Center 

“American Quilts: History and Art” Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York, October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017

October 21, 2016

American Quilts: History and Art will be at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York, October 29, 2016, through January 8, 2017.

American Quilts: History and Art will feature historical quilts curated by Jonathan Holstein from the collection of the International Quilt Studies Center & Museum in Nebraska.

Jonathan Holstein and his wife Gail van der Hoof began  collecting quilts in the late 1960s, and in 1971 curated the seminal exhibition, Abstract Design in American Quilts, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.  Their collection went to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Their exhibitions here and abroad, along with their writing and lecturing, furthered both the appreciation of American quilts as significant designed objects, and encouraged the now-international art quilt movement.

Photos are the Art Center’s.

Schweinfurth Art Center

“Painted, Pieced, and Padded: Masterwork Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum” American Folk Art Museum, New York City, through November 6, 2016

October 17, 2016

Painted, Pieced, and Padded: Masterwork Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum
is on exhibit at American Folk Art Museum in New York City   through November 6, 2016.

“It’s All About Jazz” Madame Walker Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 7 – 28, 2016

October 7, 2016

The Madame Walker Theatre is having a quilt exhibit, It’s All About Jazz, October  7 – 28, 2016.  The theatre is located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis.  Free parking is west of the building.

There is an opening reception tonight (Friday, October 7) from 6 to 9pm with complimentary food  and live entertainment with  Vickie Daniel and friends.

Eighteen quilt artists are exhibiting in the invitational, which was curated by Daren Redman.

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img_2714“Autumn Song” by Caryl Schuetz

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2016 Winners

September 23, 2016

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2016 was September 16 – 18.  You can see the winners at:
https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/pennsylvania-national-quilt-extravaganza/new-heading-page/2015-pnqe-quilt-competition-winners/


Best Wall Quilt:  Waratah by Melinda Bula
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Third Place:  The Couple by Eve Vallorani
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““Indiana Art Quilts: Marie Webster’s Legacy” Artists’ Own, Lafayette, Indiana, through October 15, 2016

Indiana Art Quilts – Marie Webster’s Legacy is at Artists Own in Lafayette, Indiana through October 15, 2016, with a Reception: Friday, September 16, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (during Gallery Walk)  Wine and snacks.

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Artist’s Own is pleased to exhibit nineteen contemporary quilts of the Indiana members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). These beautiful quilts were created in response to Marie Webster’s (1859-1956) ideals.

“A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts” exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art runs through January.

http://www.artists-own.com/calendar.php

“And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts” Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, through December 31, 2016

And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts

African American Story Quilt Exhibition Opens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

 An exhibition of contemporary story quilts illustrating significant moments in African American history will be on view in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester, Virginia,   through December 31, 2016.

And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts narrates four centuries of African American history through the display of sixty-nine story quilts. All the textiles were created by an international group of artists in the Women of Color Quilters Network.

“Here and There: Works by the Manhattan Quilt Guild” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 15, 2016

August 28, 2016

Here and There: Works by the Manhattan Quilt Guild is at National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. through  November 15, 2016

Ludmila Aristova – “After the Storm”

SPQR by Robin Schwalb
SPQR by Robin Schwalb

This exhibition explores how New York City artists interpret their environment.

 

National Quilt Museum

2016 World Quilt Competition New England Winners

August 19, 2016

The 2016 World Quilt Competition New England in Manchester, New Hampshire, is August 18 – 20, 2016.

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Traditional First Place:

 American Spirit by Keiko Ike, Japan

Photos of the winners can be seen at:  http://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/world-quilt-new-england/enter-the-quilt-competition/2015-world-quilt-competition-winners/

“Making the Australian Quilt: 1800 – 1950” National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, through November 6, 2016

August 12, 2016

Making the Australian Quilt: 1800 – 1950  is at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia through November 6, 2016, with eighty pieces in the exhibit, which include quilts and garments.

Wedding Quilt 1922  Made by Mary Jane Hannaford

 

AQS Syracuse Show 2016 Winners

August 6, 2016

Winners of the AQS Syracuse Show 2016 in Syracuse, New York, at: http://www.quiltweek.com/workshops/syracuse-2016/

Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award#521 SILK ROAD SAMPLER, Melissa Sobotka,Richardson, TX

Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award
 Silk Road Sampler
Melissa Sobotka
Texas

 Best Use of Color Award#102 HOPELESS, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands

 Best Use of Color Award
  Hopeless
Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga
Netherlands

“Quilt & Color” San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, through September 5, 2016

July 29, 2016

Quilts & Color  from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is on exhibit  at San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego, California, until September 5, 2016.  This is a fabulous showing of quilts, which I saw while it was in Boston.

More at: sdmart.org  

You can also check my March 15, 2014, blog entry about Quilts & Color while it was in Boston.

“Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light & Motion” Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, July 31 – October 9, 2016

July 24, 2016

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light & Motion will be at Mitchell Museum in Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, from July 31 – October 9, 2016

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Celebration #1”

This forty year retrospective exhibition features 47 quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry made over four decades, including her first quilt from 1976 as well as her most recent pieces.


You can see photos of all the quilts at: Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

“Beauty of Japan” LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington, through October 2, 2016

July 17, 2016

LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington,  has Beauty of Japan exhibit taking the top two floors of the building, until October 2, 2016.  Here is info about the quilts and their makers: https://okanarts.com/beauty-of-japan/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July eNews 2016

Sachiko Yoshida with The Colors of Japanese Fabrics

Photos from Okanarts.com

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

“To Dye For” Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California, July 16 – October 2, 2016

July 8, 2016
To Dye For will be at Visions Art Museum  in San Diego, California, July 16 – October 2, 2016

Lyric Kinard – “Mill Wheels IV: Progress”

This exhibition features works by artists Sue Cavanaugh, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Ann Johnston, Lyric Montgomery Kinard, and Jeannie Palmer Moore.

 

Visions Art Museum

“Animal Instincts by Annie Helmericks-Louder” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, June 30 – September 25, 2016

June 24, 2016

Animal Instincts by Annie Helmericks-Louder will be at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, June 30 – September 25, 2016

Annie Helmericks-Louder – “The Dinner Guest”

Eleven animal-themed quilts give voice to Louder’s concerns about the environment and humanity’s stewardship of the earth. Her Outlaw Animal series spotlights “varmints” like armadillos and rattlesnakes, and her Side by Side series celebrates animal visitors to her rural home.

Texas Quilt Museum

“Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts” Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, Indiana, June 23 – September 4, 2016

June 11, 2016

Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts will be at Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, from June 23 – September 4, 2016

20160226_151447“Poppy” by Caryl Schuetz

 

SAQA members from eight midwestern states will be exhibiting their quilts in this regional exhibition juried by Niloo Paydar, Curator of Textiles and Fashion Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in the Bret Waller Gallery. It has been organized in conjunction with the IMA’s exhibition of A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts.  The curators are Kate Lenkowsky and Niloo.

Exhibitions in the Bret Waller Gallery do not require general admission, but there is an admission cost to see the Marie Webster exhibit.

Opening Reception: June 23, 2016 from 4-4:30 p.m.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

“Quilting Impressionist Landscapes” Ana Intercontinental Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, through August 7, 2016

May 28, 2016

Quilting Impressionist Landscapes is at Ana Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, through August 7, 2016

Noriko Endo – “Autumn Enchantment”

This solo exhibition features  art quilts by artist Noriko Endo.

Ana Intercontinental Hotel

“Cultural Red” Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, through October 10, 2016


May 15, 2016

Cultural Red is at Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, through October 10, 2016

Shannon Conley – “The Yucca and the Moth”

This SAQA regional exhibition features the work of eighty artists whose works interpret how the color red is seen culturally.  Also on display are the Seeds for SAQA and Natural Healing exhibitions.

Hubbard Museum of the American West

2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah – Part 3 & 4

May 5, 2016
2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah – Part 3 & 4 – Just a Bit of Everything
 
Enjoy more quilts from 2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah.  The quilts this year ranged from very traditional to extremely modern with just a bit of whimsy thrown in to keep things fun.  Smilebox slide show is presented by TheQuiltShow
 
 

“Fantasies in Fiber & Beads,” Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, Washington, May 5 – 29, 2016

May 1, 2016

Fantasies in Fiber & Beads will be at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Washington, May 5 – 29, 2016

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Jacuzzi Jazz”

 

Larkin Jean Van Horn Cordelia

This exhibition features art quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and beaded fiber sculpture by Larkin Jean Van Horn.

 

Northwind Arts Center

AQS Paducah 2016 Show Slideshow Part 1

April 25, 2016

Here are photos of some of the quilts from the AQS 2016 Show in Paducah, Kentucky, last week.  There will be more to come.  The Smilebox presentation is from TheQuiltShow.com

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

““Inherited Quilts 2: Clinton Frame Mennonite Church,” Goshen College Library Gallery, Goshen, Indiana, through through July 1, 2016

April 24, 2016

“Inherited Quilts 2: Clinton Frame Mennonite Church,” is at the Goshen College
library gallery, Goshen, Indiana, through July 1, 2016. The exhibit is sponsored by the Mennonite-Amish Museum.

For more info: https://www.goshen.edu/news/2016/02/22/18881/

“New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts,” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, through June 28, 2016

March 27, 2016
New Quilts by KAFFE FASSETT and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, England. 
Included in this exhibition—only one of two U.S. museum venues—are fifteen historic quilts from The Quilters’ Guild Collection, York, England and twenty quilts produced by Kaffe Fassett that were inspired by the designs of the historic quilts. The exhibit is at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, California, through June 28, 2016.

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Kaffe Fassett, Trip Around the World

http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/exhibitions_upcoming.html

 Here is a video about Kaffe’s quilts and use of color from The Quilt Show:

 

 

 

Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 Quilt Plus Past Show Review

February 27, 2016

 The weekend of October 15th was the annual  Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 that was held in Santa Clara, California. Here are photos of quilts in that show in a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
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Here’s a review of some past shows for you to enjoy, including garments and modern-day quilts from Japan.  Keep an eye out, as there will be lots to see from this year’s show soon.
 
 
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2014
Japanese Quilts – Modern Day 2013

“Quilts: A World of Beauty” International Quilt Festival 2015 Winners, Houston, Texas

February 14, 2016

Art-Naturescapes     Second Place

On the Wing
by Barbara Binotto

 

The World of Beauty Award

Eager to Learn—Afghanistan
by GILLIAN SHEARER

You can see all the winners at:  http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

 

Tokyo Quilt Festival 2016

February 9, 2016

Here are photos of quilts from the Tokyo Quilt Festival 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.Tokyo Great Quilt Festival 2016

You can see photos here: https://okanarts.com/tokyo-quilt-festival-2016/

and more at Jonelle Patrick’s blog: /http://jonellepatrick.me/2016/01/28/tokyo-quilt-show-international-2016/

Speaking of landscape quilts, a few artists have pioneered completely new techniques of stitchery. This one is made of THOUSANDS of cloth snippets, quilted onto tulle, then sewed into a quilt. The photo really can't do it justice – IRL it was astoundingly painterly and quilt-y at the same time. ("??" by ??)

“The Street of Golden Leaves” by Keiko Kimura

“Legacy of a Thousand Stitches” Quilts of the Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, through May 15, 2016


Legacy of a Thousand Stitches; Quilts of the Museum of Texas Tech University is on exhibit through May 15, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas. Selected from almost 300 quilts in the collection this exhibition features the best and most interesting quilts in the collection. The quilts have been selected based on their artistic appeal and story. Where the maker of the quilt is known, her photos and story is shared. Among the quilts features is a signed and dated 1839 Chintz Medallion Quilt and a machine appliqued quilt with the date of 1861 stitched into it. The exhibition also features six never before exhibited doll quilts, which rarely survive since they were toys.

This first major exhibition of the Museum’s quilts in recent years will be accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring images of each of the quilts on exhibit along with another 50 not on display due to space constraints. The catalog will be available through the Museum Gift Shop and may be order ed by phone at (806)742-2436.

 

For more info about the exhibit: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhsch11.html

The following link will take you to segments filmed by the local Fox news station on January 29th, probably the next best thing if you cannot make it to Lubbock:

Photos are the Museum’s.

“The Eleventh Hour: Quilts of World War I,” through February 9, 2016, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

The Eleventh Hour: Quilts of World War I exhibit, curated by Sue Reich, is on through February 9, 2016 at National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

More information is at: http://quiltmuseum.org/visit/current-exhibits/#e2

“Modern Quilt Guild at the Texas Quilt Museum,” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, Through March 27, 2016

January 8, 2016

Modern Quilt Guild at the Texas Quilt Museum is at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, through March 27, 2016

Vicki Conley – “Stacks in the Grass”

This exhibition features 25 quilts made by members of Modern Quilt Guilds from around the country.

http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/exhibits-at-txqm.html

Texas Quilt Museum

” Nineteen Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present & Past” Old Gallery of University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, through January 10, 2016

December 15, 2015

The exhibit Nineteen Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present & Past is at  Old Gallery of University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.  It will be showing through January 10, 2016.

http://evansvillemuseum.org/exhibitions/current/  is where you can get more information about the exhibit.

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Beach House Blues by Caryl Schuetz

NINETEEN STARS: QUILTS OF INDIANA’S PRESENT AND PAST, begins the Evansville Museum’s celebration of Indiana’s upcoming Bicentennial. The theme is drawn from the 19 stars depicted in the state flag that commemorate Indiana’s position as the 19th state to join the Union.

Stars were favored quilt patterns in the 19th and 20th centuries and appeared in many variations. The 19 historic quilts in the exhibition span 150 years of Indiana quiltmaking from the 1830s to the 1980s and were selected from the collection of the Indiana State Museum.

The 19 contemporary works, which were created specifically for this exhibition by some of Indiana’s outstanding quilt artists, incorporate the star theme in a number of ways, from overt to illusory. The artists’ techniques vary widely, from traditional piecework and appliqué to improvisational collage, layering, digital media or richly textural thread painting.

 

Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 Online Slide Show: Part 2

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Part 2
The weekend of October 15th was the annual  Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 that was held in Santa Clara, California. Here are Part 2 photos of  award winning quilts in that show in a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.


 
 
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“Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts” Pacific Park Gallery, Coos Bay, Oregon, through January 30, 2016

Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts is at Pacific Park Gallery in Coos Bay, Oregon, through January 30, 2016.  The second annual juried show of fabric art and traditional quilts by Western Oregon artists.

Paulette Landers – “Cosmic Tango”

Pacific Park Gallery

“Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK,” James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, through February 21, 2016

 November 15, 2016
The exhibit, Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK, is exhibiting at James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania through February 21, 2016,   featuring quilts created by Kaffe Fassett. The quilts were inspired by fifteen historical quilts dating from 1780 to 1949, which Kaffe selected from the collection of the Quilter’s Guild in York.

 

 

 

The only other American museum to host the exhibit will be the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in the Spring of 2016. 

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“The Inspiring Art of Quilting: Piecing Past & Present” Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at The Stutz Business and Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Inspiring Art of Quilting: Piecing Past & Present

When and Where:
Friday, November 13, 2015 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
at The Stutz Business and Arts Center, main floor
Bearcat alley, 212W 10th st, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Special Venue Instructions: Street parking available on Senate Ave., 11th Street, and Capitol Ave. Enter the Stutz from the 11th Street entrance along “Bearcat Alley.”
Presenter(s):
College Mentors for Kids, Threads of Time, Freetown Village, Inc, Katie Clayton, Carolyn Mazloomi, Caryl Schuetz

Cost:
Free

Event Description:Listen, see, and do during an evening of discovery involving dreams, quilting, and stories.

Fabric, sewing, and quilting are literally interwoven into our history, but rarely considered “important.” But quilts are more than just blankets we sleep and dream under—they are a record of family history, stories, and events. Sometimes they are even an expression of abstract design. This event invites guests to see and learn how early hand-sewing transformed the practical art of quilting into a vibrant and unique art form.

Listen to historic interpreters from Freetown Village as they share tales about the history of African American quilting. Explore quilting displays—and even the Stutz Artist’s Gallery invitational fiber arts exhibition, Make Your Mark: Dream—and listen to a presentation of “The West was Won with Needle and Thread” by Threads of Time Creative Sewing and Retreat Center. Internationally recognized African American historian and folklorist Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, as well as experts from The Quilters’ Hall of Fame, will also speak. Professional quilters from Quilting by the Stitch will provide a hands-on quilt-block experience that will be assembled into a special Spirit & Place quilt. College Mentors for Kids will display pieced fashions the youth created. Guests are even invited to bring their own quilts for oral appraisal by AQS certified quilt appraiser, Caryl Schuetz.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.

Presented by Stutz Artists Association and Quilting by the Stitch.

 

 

“Make Your Mark: Dream” The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, through November 20, 2015

Make Your Mark:  Dream is at  The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana, through  November 20, 2015

Virginia A. Spiegel – “Shagbark 7”

This exhibition focuses on the distinctive mark making of fiber artists using everyday materials in unusual ways.

Opening Reception:  November 6, 2015 from 5-9:00 p.m.

The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery
212 W. 10th St., B220
Indianapolis, IN  46202
317-292-3200

International Quilt Festival 2015, Houston, Texas’ Top Winning Quilts

November 4, 2015

The Smilebox slide presentation of the International Quilt Festival 2015’s winners  is from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“30 Quilts for 30 Years” Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 17, 2015

October 30, 2015

30 Quilts for 30 Years is at Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 17, 2015

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “In the Marsh #2”

This exhibition celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s first art quilt in 1983. The thirty-six quilts on display, all of which are new, revisit many of the themes of her past, award-winning work, and also introduce some new themes. Although there is diversity in style, the uniform size of the quilts (30″ x 30″) pulls the exhibition together visually.

 

Virginia Quilt Museum

“A Stitch in Time” Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis, Inc.’s Quilt Show, October 23 – 24, 2015, Westfield, Indiana

October 18, 2015

“A Stitch In Time” DI-page

The Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis, Inc. presents its biennial quilt show on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, the 24, 2015, at Westfield Middle School in Westfield, Indiana.

Hours are 10am – 5pm both days.  Admission is $10.00.  Children under 12 are admitted free.

The 2015 Show theme is “A Stitch In Time” and this special challenge competition invited members to submit quilts that interpret this theme.

Contemporary to traditional, bed quilts to baby quilts, art quilts to wearables –  over 400 items will be on display.

Saturday at 1:30pm will feature an auction of small quilts that have been made and donated by guild members. There will be a vendor area with booths representing fabric stores, sewing machines, and craft suppliers as well as a refreshment area with lunch foods, desserts, and snacks.

Appraisals by appointment are on Saturday during the show.  Caryl Schuetz, quilted textiles appraiser certified by American Quilter’s Society, is the appraiser.

On Friday, a silent auction begins at 10:00am and ends at 3:00pm.

Bed turnings are scheduled for Friday at 11:00am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.    Saturday’s bed turnings are at 11:00am and 12:30pm.

 

Westfield Middle School is located at 345 W Hoover St, Westfield, IN., near the intersection of US 31 and 181st Street.   Check the website for updated information on road construction in the area. http://quiltguildindy.net/20-2/

 

 

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Opportunity Quilt: You can purchase tickets for a chance to win this quilt at the show.

 

“Quilts of Southwest China” September 27 – April 30, 2016, Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan

http://museum.msu.edu/index.php?q=node/1312​

“Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela,” through January 31, 2016, Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky

September 17, 2015

Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela;   there are fifty-nine  quilts in this traveling exhibit made by United States and South Africa quilt artists; originally shown in July 2014 at the international Quilt Conference Africa in Johannesburg.  Circulated by the Michigan State University Museum, these  pieces reflect the ways in which Nelson Mandela touched individual lives and changed a nation.

The exhibit is at Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, until January 31, 2016.

More information<https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/exhibits/mandela_exhibit_and_programming.php>
You can see photos of the quilts at:<http://museum.msu.edu/museum/tes/ConscienceMandela/ConscienceMandela-1.htm>

Windows of Reflections quilt

Windows of Reflections by Harriette Alford Meriwether​

“To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor,” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 11, 2015

The “To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor” exhibit offers an emotional testament to the wounds American military personnel bring back from the fields of conflict. The exhibit runs until November 10th and wraps up with an event on Veterans Day, November 11, with a ceremony to award the quilts to deserving veterans and service members.

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. The Quilts of Valor Foundation was started in November 2003 by Catherine Roberts with the goal of making quilts that would both heal and comfort our war wounded. These quilts are called

Quilts of Valor (QOVs). Wounds that qualify are those that are both seen and
unseen. Chaplain John Kallerson suggested using the phrase “touched by war” as a way of identifying recipients.
“Veterans and active duty military personnel have performed a courageous service for this nation,” says National Quilt Museum CEO Frank Bennett. “The Quilts of Valor participants perform a meaningful and wonderful service for those ‘touched by war.’ We’re proud to host this exhibit and play a part in spreading the word about this exceptional program.”
More information about Quilts of Valor Foundation can be found at QOVF.org
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Sisters Quilt Show 2015 Teacher Quilts

August 21, 2015

Here are photos of the teacher’s quilts from the Sisters 2015 Show:  http://johnandrsn.jalbum.net/Sisters%20Teacher%20Tent%205/#

Sue Spargo “The Jester”

This is from “Albums by John Anderson” at  http://johnandrsn.jalbum.net where there are other quilt albums.

“Seasonal Palette,” J Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, through October 4, 2015

August 14, 2015

Seasonal Palette is at  J Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A & M University in  College Station, Texas,  through October 4, 2015

Barbara Confer – “Canopy”

Thirty-seven artists were selected to create art quilts celebrating the seasons. The resulting pieces, all sized at 78” tall and 32” wide, create a unique exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color, and masterful design.

J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A & M:  http://uart.tamu.edu/visit-stark

Sisters’ Quilt Show 2015 Photos

July 23, 2015

These photos are from the 2015 Sisters Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, which was held last weekend. Lots of photos which were all taken by Gary Miller.  You will see that this is not a white glove show. One example is the photo below.

http://www.sisterscountryphotography.com/Events/Sisters-Quilt-Shows/Sisters-Outdoor-Quilt-Show-2015/

 

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show - July 11, 2015 - Sisters Oregon © 2015 Gary N. Miller, Sisters Country Photography

“Art of Cloth” Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona, through February 7, 2016

July 12, 2015

Art of Cloth  is at  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in  Phoenix, Arizona, through  February 7, 2016

Claire Gimber – “Rhythms”

This exhibition features works from Arizona contemporary fiber artists.
If you are going through the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, I hope you have the time to go to  Terminal 3, Level 2, to see the exhibit!

“Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, July 2 – September 27, 2015

June 26, 2015

Intuitive Symmetry:  Works on Silk by Judith Content will be at  Texas Quilt Museum  in La Grange, Texas
July 2 – September 27, 2015


Judith Content – “Cascada”

Photo is the Museum’s.

Harmony and balance in the kimono structure and how it lends itself to symmetry inspires artist Judith Content.  She constructs her quilts intuitively, using a contemporary approach to the Japanese dye technique of arashi-shibori.

 

Texas Quilt Museum

Judith Content in her studio

Photo by James Dewrance.

 

Judith Content – “Tempest”
Photo by James Dewrance

 

Kimono Quilts and Kimonos features the works of a wide range of artists including Therese May, Yvonne Porcella, Sugar Rieck, Ans Schipper-Vermeiren, and Sarah Ann Smith. Another show, Antique Four-Poster Quilts, features antique bed quilts from the 1800s.  Their lack of corners allowed the quilt to easily fit around the bed’s posts.

To learn more about these fascinating exhibits, visit the Texas Quilt Museum website.

“Quilts 20/20: Traditional Roots, Contemporary Art” through August 30, 2015, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 June 22, 2015

“Quilts 20/20: Traditional Roots,  Contemporary Art” is  at the Susquehanna Art
Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, through August 30, 2015.
This exhibit showcases twenty historic quilts drawn from the
Pilgrim/Roy collection and the LancasterHistory.org collection. Twenty quilts are
from these contemporary artists — Jan Myers-Newbury,
Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Nancy Crow, Michael James, Dominie Nash, Betty Busby,
Paula Kovarik, Kathy Loomis, Judy Kirpich, Eleanor McCain, Pat Pauly, Sue
Benner, Terrie Mangat, Elin Noble, Jane Sassaman, Barbara Watler, Dorothy
Caldwell, Fran Skiles, Ginny Smith, and Dinah Sargeant.

Susquehanna Art Museum’s site is http://www.sqart.org Quilts 20/20

“19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past” Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, through October 4, 2015

June 13, 2015

At the Indiana State Museum, a special exhibit, 19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past, opened June 13, featuring a collection of contemporary and historic quilts and will run through October 4, 2015.

This Amish quilt, “Blazing Star,” was made in 1930 in Goshen, Ind., by Anna Chupp Miller for the wedding of her son Menno. Collected by David Pottinger. Image courtesy Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.Currently, many Indiana quilt artists have been inspired by the upcoming Indiana Bicentennial to create quilts with themes featuring 19 stars   because Indiana became the nineteenth state in 1816 and also because the inclusion of stars in patterns also was a favorite of quilters during the 1800s and 1900s.

The exhibit, incorporating the star theme, consists of 19 historic quilts from the Museum’s Collection and 19 contemporary quilts, most of which were created and made for the exhibit.  Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker is the curator.

More info: www.indianamuseum.org

 

 

Even More Winning Quilts: Online Slide Show

June 5, 2015

Here is the Smilebox Part III slide show from The Quilt Show of even more winning quilts from Spring Market 2015:

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

More Winning Quilts from Spring Market 2015

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

June 3, 2015

A World of Beauty exhibit by International Quilt Association, Houston, Texas.  Smile box slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.

“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” at DAR Museum, Washington DC, through September 5, 2015

May 25, 2015

The DAR Museum in Washington DC’s current exhibit is Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia,”  which is on through September 5, 2015.  These quilts are masterpieces that date from 1790 to 1860.

For more info:   http://eyeonelegance.dar.org/   and http://eyeonelegance.dar.org/exhibition/introduction

Photo is the Museum’s.

“Quilt National 2015,” May 23-September 7, 2015, Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio

May 22, 2015

Quilt National 2015, a 19th biennial juried exhibition of innovative art quilts, is open to the public from May 23-September 7, 2015. Visitors will see an eclectic collection of never before exhibited works from talented fiber artists representing thirty-three states and eight foreign countries.

Although parts of the collection will travel to museums and galleries throughout the country until late 2017, the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio is the only venue where visitors can view the complete collection.

For more information, visit the Dairy Barn Arts Center website .

Daren Pitts Redman of Nashville, Indiana, has Glorious Summer in the exhibit.

AQS Paducah 2015 Winners

April 29, 2015

Here are some of the AQS Paducah 2015 winners from The Quilt Show on Smilebox:

and more:
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and more:

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“The Mighty, Misty Monster:” Moby-Dick Embroidered Narratives by Susan Boardman, at Nantucket Whaling Museum, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, through November 2015

April 19, 2015

“The Mighty Misty Monster”: Moby-Dick Embroidered Narratives  is at the Nantucket Whaling Museum on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts through November 2015, presented by the Nantucket Historical Association.

Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and its endless possibilities for interpretation inspired artist Susan Boardman’s latest series of embroidered narratives. Drawing on the tradition of illuminated manuscripts, Boardman has adapted the techniques of seventeenth-century raised embroideries to depict richly animated whaleboats, frothy waves, proud ships, and noble, mighty whales, is the write up on the website.  http://www.nantuckethistoricalassociation.com/exhibits/index.html

Susan Boardman’s embroidery and creativity are exquisite. There are seventeen scenes from Herman Melville’s classic Moby-Dick.  You can see them online at:  http://www.susanboardman.com/GalleryMoby-Dick.php

I read the article about the exhibit in “Nantucket Today” magazine, Spring issue 2015.

Nantucket Historical Association photo.
Boardman had a 2010 exhibit at the Whaling Museum “Sometimes think of me:” Notable Nantucket Women through the Centuries, which was a show of embroidered narratives by her with biographies by Betsy Tyler.  You can go to: http://www.susanboardman.com/GalleryHistoricWomen.php
 Nantucket Historical Association photo.

“Antique Nine Patch Quilt Collection” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through May 19, 2015

March 29, 2015

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Young Man’s Fancy c. 1900

The National Quilt Museum’s curator, Judy Schwender, sought an exemplary collection of traditional nine patch quilts. The Antique Nine Patch quilt collection is an excellent complement to the modern twist New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Nine Patch, which is at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Each antique quilt sets apart as a unique identifier of the various ways a nine patch quilt is pieced and quilted.

 IMG_2119This turn of the twentieth century four patch nine patch is in the exhibit with the Nine Patch Quilts.  I purchased the quilt, which looks new, at an antique show years ago.

Quilt Con 2015’s “Use of Negative Space” Slide Show

March 14, 2015
Quilt Con 2015’s quilts in the “use of negative space” category
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford and Lora Douglas

 Quilt ShowQuilt Con 2014

 

 

Photos & Slide Shows of Quilt Con 2015 Show

 March 8, 2015


A Charity Quilt Challenge was part of Quilt Con 2015.  Here are quilts from that exhibit 
that are in a Smilebox format from The Quilt Show.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

This is a Smilebox slide show of quilts from the Michael Miller  fabric challenge exhibit at Quilt Con, Modern Quilt Guild, which was held in Austin, Texas last month.  From The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

struckmeyer_deconstructedlonestar Deconstructed Lone Star by Amy Struckmeyer

The winners of the 2015 Quilt Con's Modern Quilt Guild quilts are shown at:
https://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/congratulations-to-our-2015-
quiltcon-winners/

 

“Into the Wild: Quilted Creatures,” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through April 7, 2015

Javanese Jungle by Audree L. Sells

Photo is the Museum’s.

Into the Wild: Quilted Creatures is at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, through April 7, 2015.

“Road to California 2015 ” Part II Online Slide Show

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of more quilts from  Road to California 2015 Show.

“Unraveling Identity” at George Washington University The Textile Museum, Washington, DC, March 21 through August 24, 2015

February 15, 2015

 

Fireman’s Coat (back), Japan
Fireman’s Coat (back), Japan, late Edo period, first half 19th century.

Man’s Tunic, Peru, Inca style, ca. 1410-1532.

 Unraveling Identity has textiles from across cultures to explore expressions of individual, cultural, political, and social identity throughout the ages.  The exhibit runs from March 21 through August 24, 2015 at George Washington University  Museum’s Textile Museum   in Washington, DC.   This  is the  largest exhibition in the George Washington, University history.

Go to: http://museum.gwu.edu/unraveling-identity     where you can see twenty-nine photos of some of the pieces in the exhibit.

“Road to California” 2015 Online Show Slide Presentation

January 31, 2015

Some photos from Road to California Show 2015 that was in Ontario, California, at the Ontario Convention Center, are in this slide show presentation by Smilebox from The Quilt Show.  The  show was January 22 – 25th.Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s “Color in Motion” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through April 8, 2015

January 27, 2015
Color in Motion  is at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts  in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through April 8, 2015
 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Bradford Fantasy #1”
This solo exhibition of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s work includes a retrospective of her past work, her traveling 30th anniversary show, and several pieces of art to wear.

 

“Selections From the Book 500 Traditional Quilts,” Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas, through March 29, 2015

January 24, 2015

” Comes Up Roses” by Kathleen McCrady

“These quilts are the crème de la crème of traditional quiltmaking today.  If you missed seeing the exhibit at International Quilt Festival, then you have another chance to see many extraordinary selections from this new book,” adds Museum curator Dr. Sandra Sider.

“Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection,” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, through March 15, 2015

January 16, 2015

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Ocean Waves, c. 1920
Photo Credit: Darwin D. Bearley

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles   in San Jose, California, is sharing  a number of images with The Quilt Show, photographed by Dottie Cichon, from the Darwin D. Bearley Antique Ohio Amish Quilts exhibition, currently at the museum.  This exhibit includes over 40 bed, crib and doll quilts, illustrating the breadth of the Ohio Amish quilt making tradition between 1880 and 1940.  Each quilt in the Bearley Collection also contains a story about its maker, recipient, or the dealer/collector who found each one, and brought them out of Amish homes and into the marketplace.

 

The exhibit runs through March 15, 2015.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow 

 

Online Slide Show of Inger Johanne Rasmussen Exhibit & Nihon Vogue Japan Contest

January 3, 2015

In Part Deux are some of the quilts from the Nihon Vogue Japan contest and an overview of the Inger Johanne Rasmussen exhibition. Thank you to Quiltmania magazine for sharing the images.

Click here to see a program from the show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Imagine this Pasture,” through January 3, 2015, Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island, Illinois

December 29,2014

 I am posting about this exhibit, even though there are only a few more days, because this exhibit sounds like fun!  View the beautiful and whimsical Cow themed quilts created by members of the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild. The quilters used their imagination, running like a herd on a mission for greener pastures, to create their artwork. Every quilt has a story.

 

 

“American Quilts” through June 30, 2015, Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia

December 28, 2014

“American Quilts” is being shown  through June 30, 2015, at the Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia.

http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/art-museums/rockefeller-museum/celebration-quilts/

Twelve of the quilts from Four Centuries of American Quilts, about which I had posted on December 21stare being exhibited.

There is an interesting article with photos about the exhibit in the December 27, 2014, Wall Street Journal.

A sample from the exhibition, A Celebration of Quilts
Photo from Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

Innovative Applique Online Slide Show, International Quilt Festival 2014, Houston, Texas

 

December 7, 2014

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

An online Smilebox slide show of Innovative Applique quilts from International Quilt Festival 2014, Houston, Texas, presented by The Quilt Show.  My internet was down for a week and am now up and running.

“Let Me Quilt One More Day,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, through January 4, 2015.

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Let Me Quilt One More Day
November 15, 2014
New Exhibit at New Britain Museum of American Art:
Let Me Quilt One More Day on through January 4, 2015.

A new exhibit that recently opened at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut,Let Me Quilt One More Day, showcases a history of the artistic practices, reinterpretations, and innovations of quilting.

Curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland, this exhibit brings together an extraordinary selection of over 40 historical and contemporary quilts ranging from traditional to modern designs and demonstrating both the practical application and artistic range found in this medium.
(Photo: Victoria Findlay-Wolfe with her quilt at NBMAA)

“Quilts from the Heartland” Show, Bloomington, Indiana, November 7 & 8, 2014, Bloomington Convention Center

November 3, 2014

The Bloomington Quilter’s Guild of Bloomington, Indiana, is having their triennial  quilt show “Quilts from the Heartland” November 7 and 8, 2014, at the Bloomington Convention Center.  Hours are 9 -6 on Friday and 9 – 5 on Saturday.

More than 200 quilts will be on exhibit at the show and there is an opportunity quilt, treasure shop, vendors, demonstations, and quilt appraisals that will be done on Saturday by American Quilter’s Society certified appraiser of quilted textiles, Caryl Schuetz.  Appointments can be made for appraisals and walk-ins are welcome.

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“A River of Quilts” Online Slide Show from Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013

October 28, 2014

A River of Quilts was a special exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013.  It was a challenge to the Quilter’s ‘Sew-Ciety’ of Redding.  The challenge was to create a landscape quilt depicting one of the twenty-five designated locations identified along the Sacramento River.  Learn more as you watch the slideshow.  This is a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Fiber Tales” Exhibit, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1 – 19, 2014

 October 20, 2014
Very excited.. just dropped off my 2 large pieces to The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC)  Opening Night will be SATURDAY November 1st at 5pm  Hope to see you there!!!! Come and explore the things that people can do with FIBER!
My  “Star,”  which was quilted by Cathy Franks, is in the exhibit.
Barbara's Star Lily“Star” by Caryl Schuetz
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Come by the opening night reception from 5 to 7PM on Saturday, November 1st, and if you can’t be there, I hope you will come see the exhibit, which is on through November 15, 2014.

“The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 18, 2014

 
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The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell exhibit is  through November 18, 2014 at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
 
 With her extensive collection of awards, numerous completed quilts, and knowledgeable books, Pat innovated her way to the top of the quilting world.

One of the most important contributions a quilter can make to their community is growing as a quilter and sharing their experience. She did this through the quilting and appliqué classes she offered over her career, the patterns she designed, and more.

More information about The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell, may be found here.

 Click here to view a brief timeline of her quilting career.

“Humorous Quilts: Keeping Us in Stitches” at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through December 27, 2014

October 11, 2014
Quilts:  Keeping Us in Stitches is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts,through December 27, 2014
 Kelly Gallagher-Abbot – “Woof Meets Warhol”
What makes you laugh? Is it a good joke, a play on words, an off-color innuendo, a riff on something well-known, or slapstick? All of these are represented in the quilts gathered for this exhibition.

 

Online Slide Show of Past Pacific International Quilt Festivals

October 9, 2014 

The Pacific International Quilt Festival will be in Santa Clara, California, this month. Enjoy some images from previous shows.  The first slideshow has garments from 2013 and the second slideshow is an overview of 2012, and the third represents Japanese quilts from 2013. These are Smilebox presentations from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

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“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” Exhibit at DAR Museum, Washington DC, through September 5, 2015

October 5, 2014

“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” is showing at the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Museum in Washington, DC, through September 5, 2015.  The quilts and their makers were from Maryland and Virginia 1790 to 1860. The quilts, made from the finest imported fabrics of the time, reflect the refined taste, style, creativity, and wealth of the women artists.

You can see the exhibit online at: http://eyeonelegance.dar.org/

More info about DAR and the Museum and the exhibit at: http://www.dar.org/museum/exhibitions/current-exhibition

 

Pieced and Stuffed Medallion Quilt, About 1810 and 1827
Made by Ludwell Harrison Goosley (1754-1813) and her daughters
105.5 in. W x 94 in. L               8-9 stitches per inch
Gift of the Massanutten Chapter (Virginia) Honoring Marian M. Duncan, NSDAR President General (1962-65); Conservation adopted by Carroll Campbell Strickland, Huntsville Chapter, AL, 62.194
Image Credit: NSDAR

 

Photo is the DAR’s.

“Costumes from Downton Abbey” Exhibit at Winterthur, Winterthur, Delaware, through January 4, 2015

September 13, 2014

 

Costumes of Downton Abbey is an  exhibition of exquisite designs from the television series. Forty historically-inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed through January 4, 2015, at Winterthur    in Winterthur, Delaware.

 http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1139

The exhibition  is through  January 4, 2015.

“Scale + Color + Vision” at ArtQuilt Gallery NYC, New York, New York, September 9 – October 18, 2014

August 30, 2014

Scale + Color + Vision is at ArtQuilt Gallery NYC in New York, New York, September 9 – October 18, 2014 

Velda Newman – “Zinnia”

Velda Newman’s quilts, two of which are nine feet in width, will be on display.

 Check here for viewing some of her work:http://www.artquiltgallerynyc.com/The_ArtQuilt_Gallery_NYC/Current.html

ArtQuilt Gallery NYC

Online Slide Show of Faculty Quilts from Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2014, Sisters, Oregon

August 19, 2014

Here are faculty quilts from the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, this summer.  The slide show is a Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“30 Quilts for 30 Years” Caryl Bryer Fallert Exhibit, Now through September 21, 2014, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

August 13, 2014

Caryl Bryer Fallert’s exhibit, “30 Quilts for 30 Years”, is at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego through September 21, 2014. http://visionsartmuseum.org/
If you are in California or plan to travel there, be sure to check it out.

Bradford Fantasy by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Bradford1/BradfordFantasy1.html
Feathers in the Wind #2 by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/FeathersInTheWind2/FeathersInTheWind2.htm
Spirogyra #5 by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Spirogyra5/Spirogyra5.html
Cosmic Feathers by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/CosmicFeathers1/CosmicFeathers1.html
Corona #3: Solar Eclipse by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Corona3/Corona3.html

Penny Sisto Exhibit at Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana, October 24 – January 10, 2015

August 6, 2014

I just learned that Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana, will have an exhibit of Penny Sisto’s work beginning October 24, 2014,  through January 10, 2015.   www.carnegiecenter.org

I love her work, and  have her “Madonna and Child,” which I acquired many years ago. I see  the compassion in their quilted eyes and  feel the warmth of their spirit… just as Sisto said on her web site about some owners of her quilts seeing and feeling.

Penny’s web site is http://www.pennysisto.com, where you can see photos of her work in her gallery section.  You may see the compassion in their quilted eyes and feel the warmth of their spirit, too. This photo is of  “Turquoise Belt,” one of her pieces from the Heartbeat 2011 series.

“Kaffe Fasset: 50 Years in Colour” at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, through September 27, 2014, Aberdeen City, Scotland

August 6, 2014

The Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum in Aberdeen City, Scotland, have an exhibit of Kaffe Fassett’s work through September 27, 2014.

Click on: Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour

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“Evolutions: Third Biennial Juried Quilt Challenge” at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado, July 31 – October 28, 2014

July 31, 2014

Evolutions:  Third Biennial Juried Quilt Challenge is  at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, from July 31 – October 28, 2014

 

 Barbara Yates Beasley – “Amani”

   The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum challenged quilters and fiber artists to consider these questions “Where have you been? Where are you going? Where are you now?” and create a quilt inspired by the theme Evolutions.

Info: https://www.rmqm.org/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits

 

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

“Hands All Around 2013” Exhibit Photos Online

July 11, 2014

The International Quilt Festival web site  has photos of the “Hands All Around 2013”  exhibit quilts at: http://www.quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/sqf14/gallery.php?id=001

You can click on the thumbprint to enlarge the thirty-four photos.

“Light in the Woods” by Karen Spencer

“MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through September 9, 2014

MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration through September 9, 2014
 
 
Master Pieces: Quilts of Inspiration is made up of extraordinary quilts from many of the most respected contemporary quilters. The majority of these quiltmakers began making quilts in the 1980s. These quilts are examples of the innovators works of our time.
The exhibit was created to honor Meredith Schroeder’s induction into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame, as she, too, believes in the possibilities of quiltmaking.
 
For more information about MasterPieces, click here.
“Allegretto” by Katie Pasquini Masopust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Circle the Date” by Libby Lehman

“Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through October 24, 2014

June 29, 2014

Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life is  at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin until  October 24, 2014 

Victoria Findlay Wolfe – “Greatest Possible Trust”

Victoria Findlay Wolfe was called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, yet her work is rooted in tradition.  She took the traditional double wedding ring pattern and gave it a modern interpretation.  She has now created a series of 12 double wedding ring quilts, each employing a new interpretation of that traditional pattern.

 

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

Online Quilts from AQS Paducah, Kentucky, Show 2014

June 24, 2014

Just click on each picture, and you will get the enlarged photo.  These are quilts from the large wall quilts category of quilts in the American Quilter’s Society Show, April 2014, in Paducah, Kentucky.

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

This Smilebox slide presentation is from The Quilt Show.

Blogger Photos from “Quilts and Color” Exhibit, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

June 20, 2014
http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2014/06/09/mfa-boston-quilts/ is a blog “Around the World ‘L'” where you can see some great photos in the post “My Favorite Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” from the Quilts and Color exhibit that is on right now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Some of the photos will make you smile as the blogger has photos of herself with her baby in front of the quilts. Fun!

The exhibit is on until July 27, 2014.  I posted about it on  March 15, 2014.

http://www.marthastewart.com/1057874/quilts-and-color-pilgrimroy-collection  is a post by Martha Stewart on her blog.

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Festival Gallery Online of Some “In Full Bloom” Quilts, 2014 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

“In Full Bloom” is one of the special exhibits at the  International Quilt Festival that I especially enjoy.  You can see photos of some of the quilts from the Houston, Texas, Show 2014.  Go to:  http://quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/fqf13/gallery.php?id=001

“Rhododendron” by Cherrie Hampton

“Quilts: The New Geometry” at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, Texas, through July 6, 2014

Nancy Crow and other well known fiber artists have an exhibit Quilts: The New Geometry  at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, Texas.  For more information:  http://geometricmadimuseum.org/exhibit_quilts.php

The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday through Saturday

May 27, 2014
I will be appraising quilts Friday and Saturday at the Expo.  Come by if you are in the area!
Caryl Schuetz
The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Register To Attend Today!
Plan on attending!
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Mark your calendar! Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is coming to the Indianapolis Marriott East in Indianapolis, Indiana for the very first time May 29, 30, 31, 2014. All the information is on line now at www.sewingexpo.com 
The Expo features three exciting days filled with high-quality workshops, classes, aisles of quilts on display, quilt appraisals, stage presentations, special events, how-to demonstrations, trunk shows, fabulous shopping with retailers from across the country and much, much more.

The display galleries will be overflowing with new exhibits to inspire experts and beginners alike. The spectacular displays feature the finest work by renown quilters.

 

Online Collection from Pat L. Nickols Collection, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California, & Log Cabin Quilts Exhibit through July 3, 2014

May 27, 2014
The three hundred fifty quilts from the Pat L. Nickols Collection are now photographed and available for viewing online! Go to Collections page to browse the Pat L. Nickols Quilt Collection.   Click on the quilt to go to the page with larger photo and info about that quilt.
Check here to see quilts from the Museum’s log cabin quilts exhibit: http://www.mingei.org/exhibition/log-cabin-quilts-from-the-pat-l-nickols-collection/

Online Slide Show Part One of “Distortion” Exhibit at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

May 21, 2014

“Distortion” is a special exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, on through June 24, 2014.  I posted about it on April 21, 2014.

This Smilebox slide presentation of a few of the quilts is from The Quilt Show  Part 1 of the exhibit:

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

Colonial Revival Quilt Study Exhibit, The Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, Indiana, through July 19, 2014

May 17, 2014

A Colonial Revival Quilt Study exhibit  is  at The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana, in the  Marie Webster house through July 19, 2014.  A few of the quilts in the exhibit are  full size quilts based on Marie’s patterns which are with the study quilts.
You can see photos of twenty-eight of these  quilts  at the American Quilt Study Group’s site:

http://www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/qs20cstudy28.asp

2012 Quilt Study

“Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined,” Exhibit May 19 – June 27, 2014, Fishers Town Hall, Fishers, Indiana

May 10, 2014

Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined  of Judy Ireland’s works, will be at the Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive in Fishers, Indiana, from May 19 through June 27, 2014.

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, New to Indianapolis, Indiana, May 29 – 31, 2014

May 6, 2014

The   Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is coming to Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday, May 29, through Saturday, May 31, 2014, to Indianapolis Marriott East located at 7202 East 21st Street . For information about the show, see: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN.aspx   Hours are 10am to 6pm Thursday and Friday; 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday.

To see what quilt exhibits will be at the show: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/DisplayGallery.aspx

The free (with admission) half hour stage presentations during the show are listed at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents/StagePresentations.aspx     Mine is “Depression Era Quilts” at 3:15 on Saturday. The web site info about it is in error.

Classes are at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/ClassDescriptions.aspx  and Features & Events: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents.aspx

I will be doing appraisals at the show on Friday and Saturday.


Part of SAQA’s “Deux” Exhibit

“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,” through June 7, 2014, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York

April 30, 2014

“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,”  is at  Edward Thorp Gallery in New York, New York, through June 7, 2014.  You can view some of the quilts  at: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles

Individual quilts: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#individual                                                                                            Installation photos: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#instal

American, cotton, fourth quarter 19th century, 80h x 80w in.

 

 

Photo is the Gallery’s.

For the first time in decades, a NYC fine arts gallery is presenting antique American quilts as the art form they are. The Edward
Thorp Gallery in Chelsea is presenting a survey of American quilts from 1810  to 1940.  Laura Fisher is curator.

“Distortion” at National Quilt Museum through June 24, 2014

 

 

Waterlily or Butterfly Ensemble by Karin Pfunder

The National Quilt Museum is proud to present Distortion from the European Patchwork Meeting. This phenomenal exhibit is the result of an international contest featuring over forty quilt artists from around the world.
For more information, click here.
For the official Press Release, click here.
 

“The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset” at American Museum in Britain through November 12, 2014

April 13, 2014

The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset is showing at American Museum in Britain located at Claverton Manor in Bath through November 2, 2014. The exhibit spans his fifty years working as an artist and colorist.
Over one hundred works of textile art – quilts, knitwear, needlepoint, and beading are on display.
This is the grandest show of my career – every item is part of an intricate opera of colour. I have always wanted this approach to my work, but other museum designers and curators have steered me to a rather mixed approach in my exhibitions.This show is so unique to me because it explains in a visceral way my growing obsession with the power of colour. My hope and conviction is that this exhibition at the American Museum in Britain will show the grey and beige clad young the sensual thrill of pure colour. I still feel vital! I want my message to come across in this mood altering show – I’m flying high on colour.This show is closer to my desires than ever before in my many, many presentations around the world.(Kaffe Fassett, 12 March 2014)

 

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Kaffe Fassett exhibition

http://americanmuseum.org/about-the-museum/current-exhibitions/kaffe-2014-the-colourful-world-of-kaffe-fassett/

 http://americanmuseum.org/

“Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin” at Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, April 3 – June 29, 2014

April 1, 2014

Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin will open at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, on April 3 and show through June 29, 2014  

Nancy Bardach – “At Rest”

This juried exhibition of thirty-eight contemporary quilts showcases the textile artists’ work, while advancing a message of conservation, which  was inspired by the mission and purpose of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas,

 

Texas Quilt Museum

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show 2014 Winners

March 29, 2014

The 2014 Indiana Heritage Quilt Show winners are at: http://www.ihqs.org/2014-ihqs-winners-3/

ai-201 AWQ - 2nd Place
“Sakura II: Picnic at  Nakura” by Magan Farkas
ah-109 ABQ - Honorable Mention & Best First Entry
“Bizzy Bird Farm” by Julee Prose

“Commemorative Quilts” Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, through July 27, 2014

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This “crazy patch” friendship quilt commemorates a house fire in the Christophel family, rural Goshen, 1921.

March 24, 2014

Art exhibit: Commemorative Quilts

Old and recent Mennonite and Amish quilts that record and honor significant life events will be on display at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana through July 27, 2014.

http://www.goshen.edu/news/2014/03/06/exhibit-highlights-commemorative-quilts/#.UyWmMKoQvxc.facebook

“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” April 6 – July 27, 2014, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Quilts and Color

March 15, 2014

“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” will be at the Boston Museum of Fine Art from April 6 through July 27, 2014, showing sixty distinctive quilts.   More at:  https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/quilts-and-color    You can preview some of the quilts in the exhibit on that page.  Look down the page  and click on preview.

I’ll be able to get to see this exhibit!

Here’s a You Tube video by the curator, Pam Parmal, and  Gerald Roy, the collector, about the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizX5PBHflw&feature=youtu.be

And a You Tube video with Jennifer Swope, curator, about the Amish snails’ trail that is a part of the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBxp6_TwEI.

Another write up about the exhibit: http://artsfuse.org/104366/fuse-visual-arts-review-quilts-and-color-far-from-folk-and-perhaps-beyond-art/

Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex, New York, New York, March 15 – July 6, 2014

Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition will be at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex in New York, New York, from March 15 – July 6, 2014  

Beth Carney – “Chasms 16:  Under the Stars”

The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition will honor Grand Central Terminal’s grandeur not in marble, but in textiles. The challenge to reinterpret this grand space in fabric yielded a wide array of artistic visions. The quilts incorporate Grand Central’s iconic architecture, with chandeliers, clocks, celestial ceilings, acorns and oak leaves creatively woven into the designs.

Grand Central Terminal

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show March 6 – 8, 2014, Bloomington, Indiana

March 7, 2014

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

Sandra Peterson’s Best in Show

Congratulations to Sandra Peterson, winner of Best of Show Wall Quilt at @[111647272256521:274:Indiana Heritage Quilt Show]!

Antique Quilt Exhibit, Heritage Village Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, through July 27, 2014

 

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Now -July 27th, 2014: Antique Quilt Exhibit
Heritage Village Museum is showing antique quilts from their collection. Nineteen quilts span a century of American culture from the 1840s through 1940s.  The museum is located in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. More info at: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/home.aspx

Road to California 2014 Part II Winners

February 12, 2014

The Quilt Show has Part II of winning quilts from Road to California 2014 Show in January:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show

Winners from Road to California’s 2014 Show

February 1, 2014

The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of the winners from Road to California Show 2014, Part I.  You can see the winners at: http://www.road2ca.com/2014winners/index.html The quilts are amazing!  Sharon Shamber won Best of Show with a $6,000.00 award sponsored by Gammil.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection” at Folk Art Center, Ashville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014

January 22, 2014
Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection is on display and the quilts are for sale at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014.
   Quilts at the Folk Art Center, Asheville, Eyecatchers Exhibition
Caryl Fallert-Gentry’s Feather Study #30  & Libby Lehman’s Skyview II: Crop Circles

Slide Show of Open European Quilt Championship 2013 Winners

January 12, 2014

The 13th Open European Quilt Championships 2013 was held in the Netherlands. Some of the winners were exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, in November.  The challenge theme was “Berlin.”

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” Online Slide Show

 January 3, 2014

 Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs was an exhibit of quilted pet portraits for Houston’s no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency, Friends for Life. The quilts were at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this Fall. This Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.  Quite a few of the pieces used digital imagery.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Online Exhibit “Quilts in Common: Around the Globe & Across the Centuries”

December 28, 2013

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at University of Nebraska – Lincoln  has added their 2008 exhibit “Quilts in Common: Around the Globe & Across the Centuries” to their web site.  You can see it at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/qic/

Click on “View the Exhibition” at the right near the top of the page or at the bottom of the web site  page.

Whole Cloth - Blue Resist, Maker unknown, Probably made in Eastern United States, Circa 1790-1830, IQSC 1997.007.0914

Star of Bethlehem, Circa 1845, Possibly made in Eastern Pennsylvania, United States, IQSC 1997.007.0660

“Quilting Around the Circle City” at Marion County Central Library Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana, through January 2014

Quilting_Around_the_Circle_City A special exhibit called “Quilting Around the Circle City” is on display at the Marion County Central Library downtown.  For their recent 2013 Quilt Show, the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis issued a challenge to their quilters to create small panels of a person, place, event or theme found in Indianapolis. The result is a colorful display stretching 16 feet long and open to the public for viewing during library hours into January.   


“Beauty in a Time of Scarcity:19th Century Quilts from the Lewis and Katherine Haag Collection” through April 13, 2014, Washington Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland

December 6, 2013
The Washington Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland, has the exhibit Beauty in a Time of Scarcity:19th Century Quilts from the Lewis and  Katherine Haag Collection of   twenty-six quilts plus a pair of Victorian pieced and embroidered
pillow shams in the exhibit through April 13, 2014

Photo: A MUST see new exhibition!

Part 2 of Reiko Kato’s Quilts “World of Mother’s Dream”

December 2, 2013

This is Part 2 of Reiko Kato’s quilts that are in this Smilebox slide presentation from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Online Slide Show of “World of Mother’s Dream” by Reiko Kato – Part 1

December 2, 2013

The amazing and exquisite work “World of Mother’s Dream” by Reiko Kato of Kanagawa, Japan,  was a special exhibit at Houston’s International Quilt Festival 2013.  The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of part 1 of Kato’s quilts.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, December 6 – March 11, 2014

Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years will be at National Quilt Museum Paducah, Kentucky, from December 6 – March 11, 2014.

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Corona #3: Solar Eclipse”

The exhibit  celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s first art quilt, “Red Poppies.”  There are thirty new quilts.

National Quilt Museum

“A River of Quilts: Quilted Images of the Sacramento River” Slide Presentation from Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

A River of Quilts: Quilted Images of the Sacramento River

  Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013 featured a special exhibit entitled A River of Quilts.  The Quilters’ Sew-Ciety of Redding, California, had a challenge to  create a landscape quilts of specific locations along the Sacramento River.

Here is a Smilebox slide show of the quilts presented by The Quilt Show.

2013 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Winners

November 5, 2013

The 2013 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, had many beautiful quilts on exhibit again this year. You can see the winners in each category here: http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

Honorable Mention
Mass Maples
by TIMNA TARR
  First Place

                         Boy   and His Best Friend
by JENNIFER DAY


                             

“Seasonal Palette” Exhibit at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through December 3, 2013

October 28, 2013

“Seasonal Palette” is a SAQA juried exhibit that I saw in Cincinnati, Ohio, last Spring at the International Quilt Festival.  I fell in love with the awesome exhibit! Currently it is showing at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky  through December 3, 2013.
It’s a celebration of the seasons from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). This exhibit showcases the work of 37  artists. These 37 works, all sized at 78″ tall and 32″ wide, create an exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color and masterful design. Visitors can enjoy the richness of the personal connection to the artist through their documented experiences located at the center of the exhibit. It was the addition of the documented work that was so exciting to my friend and me, as we looked at one piece, then went to the table with the notebooks, samples, etcetera, that the artist had made for her piece.  Then on to the next quilt on the wall…back to the table to investigate “How did she do that?”  “Ohhhh…”

SAQA even has a book surprisingly called “Seasonal Palette” with photos of the pieces in the exhibit.  I had to have one.

Info about the exhibit at the National Quilt Museum: http://www.quiltmuseum.org/current-exhibits.html

A You Tube of the exhibit while it was at the Houston 2012 International Quilt Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qlbOmGFXTI&feature=youtu.be

Daren Redman  is a fiber artist in Brown County, Indiana , who dyed fabric to get the color palette needed for “Autumn in Brown County,” which is part of “Seasonal Palette” exhibit.

Daren Redman’s “Autumn in Brown County “

Redman’s color palette

Details of her color palette in nature

“Quilts=Art=Quilts” at Schweinfurth Art Center Auburn, New York, October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014

October 12, 2013

Quilts=Art=Quilts will be at Schweinfurth Art Center  in Auburn, New York, October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014.

Nancy Bardach – “Composing Colors”

This is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 33rd annual juried quilt exhibition. Quilt selection was based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.

Schweinfurth Art Center

“My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993,” and “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico,” Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas, through December 22, 2013

 October 7, 2013

My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993,” and “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico  are showing at the  Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas.

Sandra Sider curated My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993.

 “Land of Enchantment,”  contains 14 quilts. The artists are members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates.  Many of the themes  are reflective of the diverse aspects of New Mexico.

 

“Pauline’s Ford” by Rod Daniel

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

A Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show

“Sacred Threads,” Sunderland Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, September 15 – November 10, 2013

September 16, 2013

 Barbara Allen – “33 Weeks”

Sacred Threads will be at Sunderland Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska, from September 15 – November 10, 2013

Sacred Threads is a juried quilt exhibit. These thought-provoking art quilts explore a range of human experience: joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief, and peace. A companion exhibit called Artistry in Nature, will feature 17 quilts by local artists of the Midwest Fiber Arts Alliance.

Sacred Threads

“Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, September 16, 2013–January 5, 2014

September 9, 2013

Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800

The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 will be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City September 16, 2013–January 5, 2014.

The exhibit features textiles from around the world, including  examples created and traded for spices and other exotic goods from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth.

For more info: http://www.metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2013/interwoven-globe

An article from the New York TImes : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/arts/design/interwoven-globe-a-300-year-survey-of-textiles-at-the-met.html

“The Great Western Virginia Cover-Up: Historic Quilts & Bedcovers,” Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, through January 5, 2014

September 1,2013

The Great Western Virginia Cover-Up: Historic Quilts & Bedcovers is open now through January 5, 2014 at the Virginia Historical Society in RIchmond, Virginia.  The exhibition presents more than thirty bedcovers made in western Virginia between 1800 and 1950. The show examines patterns, methods, and fabrics passed down through generations of Virginia families.  For more information, visit the Virginia Historical Society’s website.

Aster Quilt

 

“MQX Festival New England 2013” Online Slide Presentations

August 2, 2013

“MQX Festival New England 2013” is online in these Smilebox  slide shows by The Quilt Show of photos from Cheryl Beglau.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Material Witnesses,” Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado, July 28 – October 26, 2013

July 23, 2013

Material Witnesses will be  at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, from July 28 – October 26, 2013  

KaleidoscopicPaula Nadelstern – “Kaleidoscopic XXXVI:  The Artful Non Sequitur”

These are new works by the Manhattan Quilter’s Guild.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

“Collecting New York Beauty Quilts: Bill Volkening’s Passion,” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, July 31 – October 27, 2013

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Mountain Mist New York Beauty
c1930

The exhibit of New York Beauties, from antique to new, will be on exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in San Jose, California, from July 31 through October 27, 2013.  More info at: http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/exhibitions_upcoming.html

Bridezillafrom Kentucky   c1865

SpinalGreat Cities Squared by Christine Wrobel
2010

“From Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts” through October 8, 2013, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

July 14, 2013

Then National Quilt Museum’s newest exhibit is “From Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts” through October 8, 2013.

http://www.quiltmuseum.org/current-exhibits.html

The quilts are from Arlan and Pat Christ’s collection.

“Quilt National 2013” at Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio, through September 2, 2013

June 13, 2013

The eighteenth international juried  competition for new innovative quilts  “Quilt National 2013” is currently showing at the Diary Barn in Athens , Ohio, through  September 2, 2013.

More info: http://www.dairybarn.org/quilt/

“Gorgeous Threads A World of Textiles” Exhibit, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Lancaster, Ohio, Through September 1, 2013

June 5, 2013
Cover Photo

Info about Decorative Arts Center of Ohio:

http://ohiomuseums.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/museum-monday-decorative-arts-center-of-ohio/

“Hexed” & “Vintage Revisited” Exhibits at Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia, through August 24, 2013

May 28, 2013

Exhibits are at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  More than 125 quilts hanging, plus 32 framed needlepoint
quilt designs make the building PACKED with inspiration.

There are two exhibits – HEXED features three hundred years of quilts
made with hexagons, and the other VINTAGE REVISITED which shows off
remakes of classic patterns by contemporary artists.

The “Vintage” collection has 117 quilts made by 17 artists, 8 of whom
are from Virginia.

http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits/

“Star Struck”
by Cheryl See

Visit to “Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois” Exhibit, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, through September 8, 2013

May 22, 2013

“Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois” is on through September 8, 2013

at the Illinois State Museum in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

We went to Springfiled, Illinois, Friday to see the    exhibit at the Illinois State Museum.  It was a three and a quarter hour drive for us from the NW side of Indy, an easy drive.

The exhibit is very well done!  There are many quilts with detailed write ups for every one.  There are also other CW artifacts in the exhibit, which my husband and son enjoyed as well as the quilts.

I recommend that you see this exhibit if you possibly can.  Lunch at Boone’s Saloon, across the street from the north side of the museum was a treat.

This was my original post:

“With equal vigor of the enlisting Union soldiers, loyal Illinois women organized to support soldiers on the field and in the hospital, as they braced themselves for the changes in family and community life that the war would bring.

This exhibition features quilts, Civil War military supplies and weapons, a regimental drum, household artifacts and stories of women’s work and struggles during the Civil War, the Museum’s web site states.  The exhibit, as of this date,  opens on February 3, 2013, and runs through September 8, 2013.

Can’t wait to see it!

http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/main/pressroom.html?NPR=1196

General Museum info: http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/main/geninfo.html

Also not to be missed in Lincoln’s Home and Neighborhood
(http://www.nps. gov/liho/ index.htm), worthy of an afternoon’s stroll.

Many other Lincoln sites can be found at:
http://www.visit- springfieldillin ois.com/Lincoln/ Sites/

And don’t forget, Route 66 goes right through Springfield!
http://www.visit- springfieldillin ois.com/Route- 66/Kicks/  ”

Here are just a few of these historical quilts in the exhibit:

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Beautiful Trapunto detail

“High Fiber: Women to Watch” at Fort Smith Regional Arts Museum, Fort Smith, Arkansas through July 7, 2013

May 5, 2013

High Fiber: Women to Watch is at Fort Smith Regional Arts Museum in Fort Smith, Arkansas, through  July 7, 2013  

Living off the LandDeborah Kuster – “Living off of the Land”

This curated exhibit showcases textile-based works that have been influenced by world travel and exploring the relationship between art, nature, and spirituality.

 

Fort Smith Regional Arts Museum

Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association’s 2013 “Shower of Stars” Quilt Show in Santa Clara, California, Online Slide Show

April 28, 2013

Here is a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show of the April  Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association’s 2013 “Shower of Stars” Quilt Show in Santa Clara, California.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Fiberart International” at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, through August 18, 2013

April 23, 2013

Fiberart International is at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, through  August 18, 2013  

Fugitive PiecesElin Noble – “Fugitive Pieces”

  

Produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc., the triennial exhibition features 79 works, 23 of which are by artists living outside the United States. Countries represented include Hungary, Italy, Poland, Argentina, Japan, Canada, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.  The submissions came from 36 different countries, the most diverse in Fiberart International history.

 

 

 

  

(Exhibit is in two locations)

 

Society for Contemporary Craft

2100 Smallman St.

Pittsburgh, PA  15222

 

 

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

6300 Fifth Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15232

 

Fiber Art International

International Quilt Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio, Now through April 13, 2013

April 12, 2013

A friend and I went to the Festival for the preview Wednesday night and back to the show yesterday morning.    The show is wonderful!  The quilts are fabulous!  Driving on I-74 is so easy; no heavy traffic on this freeway.

There aren’t crowds of people for the preview, making it easy to see all the quilts and photograph them without having to wait to get a close up view or an open view to take a photo.  That’s why I like to see all the exhibits first, and then go shopping.  It’s still a difficult decision, “Should I see the quilts or should I shop at the vendors first?”   Hmmm……

If you haven’t been, I strongly recommend that you attend this show.  You won’t be disappointed!

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Go to this link to see quilts from the “Tactile Architecture” special exhibit at the show: http://www.quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/sqf13/gallery.php?id=001

“Tactile Architecture” is one of the special exhibits that first opened at the IQF in Houston last Fall, and it is traveling with the other special exhibits to all the IQF Shows through the year: Cincinnati, Chicago, Long Beach.

“Antique Jacobs Ladder Quilts” Exhibit at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through June 11, 2013

April 7, 2013
IMG_0305If you’re going to Paducah, be sure to go to the National Quilt Museum there. My 1800’s quilt will be a part of the exhibit “Antique Jacob’s Ladder Quilts” showing to June 11, 2013. Quilting today is inspired by quilts of the past such as these in their other exhibit:
“New Quilts from an Old Favorite”
Each year this international contest organized by The National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create an innovative quilt based on a specific traditional pattern. This year’s selected block is Jacob’s Ladder and how these quilters interpreted it.