8/15/2013 - 8/18/2013
Manchester, New Hampshire
Tuck, Twiddle, Roll & Fold: Quilts by Jennie Rayment, England
|From embellishment and manipulation, origami and geometry, abstract and formal, this is material magic! Here is a display of some of Jennie Rayment’s innovative and ingenious designs featuring many of her novel and intriguingly different and highly individual techniques. Although Jennie often creates in simple muslin, this display features several colored pieces from her latest book, Foldy Rolly Patchwork Pzzazz. Come and see a little fabric fiddling - it’s fast, fun and oh sew easy! |
Blind Eye: The Result of Doing Nothing
Midwest members of The Surface Design Association
Too often today we see tragic situations that result from the lack of action. This exhibition hopes to explore the destructive results of ignoring a situation or people’s ignorance to thinking everything will be okay when they choose to not get involved in making the world a better place.
Left: the Golden Chair by Jeanette Thompson.
Celebrating 50 years of the Cape Cod National Seashore
A challenge was issued to members of Bayberry Quilters Of Cape Cod to recreate scenes of the Cape Cod National Seashore to commemorate this National Park’s 50th anniversary. Quilts could be no larger than 100” perimeter and all were required to use a piece of the same brown to green to sand colored fabric. Fifty-three members responded with great diversity which was first displayed at the National Seashore Visitors’ Center. Formed in 1981, the guild has 300 members, an annual August quilt show, a quilt outreach which donated 500 quilts last year to wounded warriors, sick and terminally ill children, families in crisis. Visit www.bayberryquiltersofcapecod.com.
Colorful Song Titles: Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilt Guilds 2013 Challenge
In our 2013 challenge, quilters had to come up with a song that has a color in the title and use that as the inspiration for their quilt. The song could be instrumental, pop, country, jazz, nursery, classical or other as long as an actual color was in the title. We did not allow the actual title to be placed on the quilt, so people could guess what song was represented. Challenge organized by Jill Sheehan, Shannon Shirley and Michelle Yaras. The Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilt Guilds preserve, promote, educate, encourage, maintain, and exhibit the art of quilt making in Prince William County, VA. Visit www.cabinbranchquilters.org or www.stonehousequilters.org for more information.
Color Wheel of Emotions
|Cultures universally associate colors with emotions using them to describe a mood or express a feeling. Anthropologists and businesses alike hypothesize about the role colors play within a community and how to anticipate a reaction. In contemporary society a person may be feeling blue or turn green with envy. Red is often associated with strength while yellow is a happy color. These works were designed to convey a sense of emotion or feeling expressed by the artists. Curated by Carol R. Eaton, Studio Arts Quilt Associates. |
Delphinium Field presented by Artistic Expressions
The gorgeous Delphinium flower is the subject of the Delphinium Field exhibit. Delphiniums are tall, stately plants with showy flowers and branching spikes. Each flower has 5 petal-like sepals with 2 or 4 true petals in the center. We think of these as blue and purple plants, but Delphiniums may have blue, red, or yellow flowers. Delphinium Field, exhibited by Artistic Expressions, is a display of the fabulous Delphinium flower represented in each artist’s chosen color and style. The art quilts are 18” wide by 28” high in portrait orientation. To learn more about Artistic Expressions and the artists please visit our Blog at http://5artisticexpressions.blogspot.com/.
Left: "Floral Lure" by Linda Friedman
Hens and Chickens
Who knew classes could become international learning seminars yet fun and friendly exchanges of mutual problems and triumphs? Being able to share one’s issues with others who are working on the same assignment has been one of the big surprises of working online. Pamela affectionately refers to her students as her “Chickens” and herself as the “Mother Hen.” Thus, the title of the exhibition. Pictured: "Rock Star" by Karol Kusmaul.
|Pamela Allen has collected the best of her students’ work from online art quilt classes. Even though her class convenes online, cyberspace allows for in depth critiques of work in progress, exchange of information about art history and a growing camaraderie among the participants. |
Magnified View presented by Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
Get up close and personal with anything to admire the details: radish, abalone, opal, diamond, plant, even the Milky Way. Our twenty artists explored magnified views of subjects in as great a variety of techniques as their subject matter. City streets and the tangled threads on a sewing room floor came under scrutiny. What a diverse and interesting world we live in, when we take the time to look at the Magnified View.
The word ‘Reflections’ is the theme for the MDQPN’s 2013-14 Quilt Challenge. Members were asked to make a quilt which would interpret a ‘reflection’ literally, spiritually, emotionally or physically. The results range from the whimsical, to the thoughtful, the serene and even the patriotic! MDQPN members are quilt artists, teachers, designers, authors, judges, appraisers, hand/machine quilters and notions/tool manufactures.
|Mason Dixon Quilt Professionals Network Presents ‘Reflections’ Quilt Challenge |
Re•flec´tions n. pl. 1. To throw or bend back (e.g., light) from a surface. 2. To form an image of; mirror. 3. To manifest; show. 4. To think seriously.
Not Your Traditional Nine Patch: The Signature Art Quilters
|Working with a size limit of 42” on any side (and not a square), we were challenged to design a series of nine (more or less) “quiltlets” that were to be united by design, color, theme, or a unifying factor of our own choosing. These pieces were then to be attached to each other, not in a traditional way, but connected in an altogether new way formulated by each of us. For more information please email email@example.com. |
Left: Quilt by Helene Kusnitz
Our World: A Slice Of Life
This 90” x 90” project was created by the Rambling Art Quilters, 14 fiber artists from across the state of Missouri. This challenge was created in a brainstorming session about working in different shapes. The “world” shape was selected. Each artist received wedge dimensions, orientation markings, and was asked to depict a favorite place or time – “a slice of life”. The result is an amazing variety of times, locations, and subjects completed in many techniques and materials.
|Pictured (left to right) Cathy Wight, Sharon Meuer, Jane Kennedy, Cher Rabourn and Klonda Holt with “Our World: A Slice of Life.|
|Pretty Planet is an exhibit of art quilts inspired by the beauty of the earth. Members of the Fiber Artists Coalition find inspiration in the environment, the people, and the joy of living in a wonderful world. Whether firmly planted in the soil or soaring through the sky, their art absorbs and reflects this pretty planet. |
Left: "Big Sky" by Trish Williams
Quilters Treasure Challenge 2013
The winning entries of Quilters Treasure’s 9th annual challenge are announced at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. The theme was “____?_____ into the Wild Blue Yonder” (you fill in the blank) and entrants were to use the challenge fabric “Ocean Blue” from the Quilters Treasure line of fabric. A new Wearable Art category was added in 2006. Sponsors for this challenge included Singer Sewing Machine, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Quilters Rule, Barb’s Original and Morgan Products. Quilter’s Treasure’s 10th challenge was announced January 1, 2013; visit QuiltersTreasure.com for details and an entry form.
A Walk in the Woods Encore presented by AQuA
"In Contrast" by Eldrid Schafer from "A Walk in the Woods"
|The Art Quilt Association from Grand Junction, Colorado presents “A Walk in the Woods, Encore” giving AQuA members the opportunity to explore more inspired pieces from the Rocky Mountains West, to the cabin of Thoreau with pen in hand, or the mystical woods of Camelot. The artist may be alone or with a trusted four-legged companion. Our woods may be bamboo, pine, or maple. We may be the observer or the observed. Our walk may be a realistic one or one from our dreams. There are no limits to our creative “A Walk in the Woods, Encore. |
”Women, Peace & Security
"Women Power" by Corinne Beque
|Quilt for Change (quiltforchange.org) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA.org) have joined forces to present this exhibit entitled “Women, Peace and Security.” The 20 art quilts in the exhibit highlight the challenges women face in conflict zones around the world and the vital role women play in bringing societies back together after a conflict. Quilt for Change, a Rhode Island based project, uses the art of quilting to inspire social change. UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. The quilt artists in the exhibit come from the U.S., Canada, France and Iran.|