September 1, 2010

WOW (Women of the World) Quilt Art Exhibit

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Title of exhibit : WOW (Women of the World) Quilt Art Exhibit
Dates Sept 16-19, 2010 Quilt Extravaganza (Mancuso show) in Oaks, PA

Oct 14-17, 2010 Pacific International in Santa Clara, CA
The WOW exhibit travels the world promoting friendship between different countries and cultures through the common bond of quilting. This exhibit displays 32 quilts, 8 each from 4 countries

and Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
Phone number for venue: Show management 215-862-5828
Website for venue: Visit: for show info,

WOW Quilt Exhibit website please visit -

Jpg of your work with title of piece -The Road Between Friends is Never Long, by Jennifer O’Brien, New Fairfield, CT

Jennifer O’Brien
JT Trading Corp

PH 860-350-5565, Website

Twelve by Twelve challenge

Filed under: Of Interest to Quiltart — judy @ 8:51 pm

Our latest challenge - the colors of a lorikeet - is now posted on the blog with the exception of Kirsty, who is in New Zealand and will post hers later. If you don’t know what color lorikeets are, you will want to check out the blog to find out and see how each of us interpreted the theme.

Gerrie Congdon in Portland, OR

Visit my blog at

The Dream Rocket Project

Filed under: Of Interest to Quiltart — judy @ 8:49 pm
Hi Friends,

Please help.  ‘The Dream Rocket Project’ needs to garner more funding.  NO, you do not have to give money. Just VOTE, everyday if possible.

The basic premise is to cover a Saturn V rocket replica in canvas, fabric, knit or crochet that is sewn, embroidered, appliqued, painted, dyed or enhanced in some way to express a ‘DREAM for the future’.  Each 2′ square will be done by a different person in any waterproof medium that appeals to the person.  The idea is that it should convey a dream for the future.  It can be anything that appeals to you.  Mine will be about World Peace.  Other ideas I have seen are:  ending hunger, ending violence, ending global warming, and many many ‘HOPEFUL’ thoughts.  If you saw the gas station project, you know that was FUN!  Now you will realize this project is even more significant and thrilling and INSPIRATIONAL.

Please go to the link below and vote for this project.  You may vote everyday.  At present this project is ranked 105.  Please give it a little more gas!
Want to learn more.  There is also a  great video at this link. 
Wishing you JOY on your Journey,
Ann E. Ruthsdottir
The Dream Rocket Project
Help give this project a little fuel.  Make the dream a reality. 

Please go to
and vote for this project.

Contemporary Quilt Art ~ Material Matters

Filed under: Of Interest to Quiltart — judy @ 8:48 pm

We hope you can join us for the following exhibition:

The Packwood House Gallery and Museum, Lewisburg, Pa. will present the textile work of Paula Swett and Cathy Stechschulte, nationally recognized art quilters. The exhibit will highlight art quilts as an art form with an exploration of color, shape, line, movement and texture; the innovative work uses quilt traditions as a resource. Diversity is represented in subject matter, form, materials and surface design techniques. The Packwood House Museum holds a remarkable collection of antique quilts. With this exhibit, the museum invites quilt to meet art in contemporary terms.

Enriching the exhibit will be the addition of small works from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) 20th Anniversary Trunk Show. These small quilts showcase the broad definition of an art quilt.

Opening reception for the exhibit: Saturday, October 30, 2010, 6 - 8 p.m.; Closing Date: November 13, 2010. The Packwood House Gallery and Museum is located at 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg, Pa. 17837 and is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information:

With our appreciation,

Cathy Stechschulte and Paula Swett

High Fiber and Raw Materials - Nassau Bay, TX

Filed under: Of Interest to Quiltart — judy @ 8:46 pm

Last Thursday night, High Fiber and Raw Materials show opened at The Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake, in Nassau Bay, TX

The 6-unit piece “Speaking in Color”, entered by Connie Fahrion, Cheryl Johnson, Linda Teddlie Minton, Nancy B. Dickey, Susan Fletcher King  and myself, was awarded a Juror’s Choice award.  I’m posting a few photos here.   My plan is to go back soon to take more.

I’ve posted a few photos from the show.

This show will be up through October 7.

Mary Ann Littlejohn
Co-Rep Texas, SAQA
Studio Art Quilt Associates

Art Quilts XV: Needleplay

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The deadline for Art Quilts XV: Needleplay in Chandler, Arizona, is just a few days away! Please visit my blog, to read the call for entries. As a reminder, this year you can still enter by email, but you will be sending your entries and fees directly to the gallery. If you want to pay with a credit card, please call the gallery (number on blog) directly, as there is no PayPal account this year. The deadline is THIS Friday, so call the gallery before 5 p.m. Arizona time with payment information. I look forward to reviewing another great lineup of artworks. Good luck to all!

If you have questions, please contact me at my aol address: Diane Howell

A Quilted Forest: Oregon State Fair

Filed under: Of Interest to Quiltart — judy @ 8:37 pm

Enjoy a walk through A Quilted Forest, an installation of original art quilts during the Oregon State Fair.

Art quilters from around Oregon were invited to create their impression of a tree in fiber. The vision of the exhibit is to have many Quilted Trees

hanging from the ceiling where visitors can walk among the art work as if they were walking though A Quilted Forest. Each piece is

approximately 20 inches wide x 8 feet tall. The imaginative artists have created visions of trees that are literal, figurative, inspired, interpretive

and stylized! Well known art quilters have work in the exhibit, Jean Wells Keenan, June Jaeger, Vivienne Moore, Maureen Erhardt & more.

Come to the Creative Living Department, in the Americraft Building at the Oregon State Fair and experience a stroll through this amazing forest of fabric and texture during regular Fair hours. The installation is sponsored by Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest, a 110-year-old, third generation, Salem family business.

For more information contact:

Sylvia Dorney, Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest: Phone: 503-363-7973,



Neva Hutchinson, Oregon State Fair, Phone: 503-508-3110, Email:


What: A Quilted Forest art installation

Where: The Oregon State Fair, Americraft Building, Salem, Oregon

When: August 27- September 6, 2010, Regular Fair hours

“Eye of the Quilter” expands

Filed under: Of Interest to Quiltart — judy @ 8:33 pm

Word people, read this!
If you love words like I do,
Haiku is for you!

The “Eye of the Quilter” photography exhibit was such a big success at Festival last year, then at Chicago and Long Beach, that we are expanding it this year. Not only will “Eye” feature your photographs, it will also feature selected Haiku poems written by quilters. (I started this email with a sample of Haiku, so you can see you do not have to be a great poet!) Haiku is the art of conveying a message in 3 lines totalling 17 syllables: 5 in the first line, 7 in the second line, and 5 in the third line. Note that these are syllables and not words. Haiku should contain a hint of the season (I didn’t do that) about which you are writing or in which you are writing. The idea is to be evocative, provocative, emotional, or fun. The Haiku will be shown in and amongst the photographs, but you do not have to submit photographs and Haiku together. You can, of course, but it’s not required.

Photos tell stories. 5 syllables
Haiku stirs feelings. 7 syllables
The two equal fun! 5 syllables

For the rules for this year’s “Eye of the Quilter” exhibition, go to and click on Entries at the top, then go to Haiku and/or Eye of the Quilter for rules and instructions. The deadline has been extended to October 1. I hope all of you will enter one or both parts of the exhibition competition!

Karey Bresenhan Director, International Quilt Festival–Houston, Cincinnati, Long Beach

The use of great words 5 syllables
Creates verbal imagery 7 syllables
To stir the fall soul.      5 syllables

June 22, 2010

“Extreme Quilters”

Filed under: Of Interest to Quiltart — judy @ 4:22 pm

“Extreme Quilters”, an exhibition of works by 24 Southern California art quilters, will be on display October 7-29 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, California (  The gallery will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1-5 p.m.  Admission is free.

Several artists in the show have exhibited nationally and internationally.  The show will feature individual works as well as a series of “collaboratives”, in which a master image is divided into six parts.  Each artist produces one part independently and the pieces are then assembled.

April 8, 2010

2010 Quilt Surface Design Update

Filed under: Of Interest to Quiltart — judy @ 7:08 pm

Quilt Surface Design Update

As June, 2010 and the 21st annual Quilt Surface Design Symposium approaches, classes are filling, with a number already closed. But there are still openings in 2, 3 and 5 day classes in a variety of subjects. They include:

Becky Hancock – Big Beautiful Becky’s Bodacious Beadification of the Universe

Sue Cavanaugh – Shibori Stitch Resist with a Twist

Judy Hooworth – Master Class (5 day)

Pam Sussman – The Handwriting on the Wall

Bob Adams – Discharging to the Finished Piece

Elizabeth Barton – From Inspiration to Fulfillment

Rosalie Dace – Touch and Tell

Diane Herbort – Paper and Fabric Collage

With sessions from June 1st through the 10th, the Symposium has been expanded to three class length formats and will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about these inspiring classes and their instructors, as well as registration procedures, log on to, or e-mail:

Share the excitement of exchanging ideas and enjoy the camaraderie of artist from all over the world.