Monday, March 13, 2017

Creative Embellishments

I happened upon Rodale's Successful Quilting Library: Creative Embellishments, edited by Darra Duffy Williamson at my dayjob, and what a treat! While many of the quilts in the book aren't really my speed, there are so many fascinating tips on various embellishments - there's bound to be at least one you don't already know about. The most mind-blowing, why-didnt-I-think-of-that for me was: to attach shells without holes to your quilt, use epoxy glue to adhere it to a small shank-type button, then, when it's dry, sew it right on!

I hope you can find a copy in your local library (or even hiding among your own home library!). It's a great read.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nor'Easter at NBMAA

Congratulations to Phyllis Small and Carol Vinick for the acceptance of their pieces into the New Britain Museum of American Art's 47th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Nor’Easter! The awards reception is Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1-2:30 p.m. and the show runs from April 29 - May 28, 2017.
Brown and Sharpe by Phyllis Small
United We Stand by Carol Vinick

Monday, February 27, 2017

Images at the Met

Quilt, calamanco (collection of The Met)
Just came across this interesting tidbit, related to our recent meeting on copyright:
The Met recently announced their new Open Access policy, which allows the use of images from its collection that are within the public domain, free of charge and without specific permission from the museum.
More information, and a link to their collection, is available here.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Textile Posters!

Congratulations to Christina Blais and Margaret Phillips on their first national exhibitions! Their pieces were juried into SAQA's Textile Posters:

Christina Blais (Connecticut, USA) - Chien Blond

Margaret Phillips (Connecticut, USA) - No More Labels: A Plea for Civil Discourse