Reminder: Fall Fiber Events
Beginning this Friday:
Fiber Snapshots, a solo exhibition of quilted artwork by Kate Themel, will be on display at the Leever Atrium Gallery at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) September 25th – November 20th, 2009. A gallery talk is scheduled for November 19th 11:00am – 1:35pm, followed by a reception.
NVCC is located at 750 Chase Parkway / Waterbury CT
(image: Just for the Fun of It)
Karen Eckmeier will lead a workshop on free-form cutting and layered topstitching based on her book “Let’s Make Waves” on September 26th from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Class fee $60
Call or visit Sew Inspired for more details: (860) 651-8885
Sew Inspired Quilt Shop is located at: 8 Wilcox Street / Simsbury, CT
See these before it’s too late!
Spector Furniture / 385 Main Street / Ansonia CT
(image: Flower Power)
GRAY plus ONE
SAQA CT members Norma Schlager, Nike Cutsumpas, Barbara Drillick and Carolyn Cooney are among the artists displaying work in this show which runs from September 11th – October 23rd.
The Gray plus One exhibition, sponsored by Scrapbag Art Quilters, opens Friday September 11th at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in Newtown, CT. The exhibit, “Gray Plus One…,” challenges members to use only one color in addition to grays in each of their works. Scrapbag members are accomplished quilt artists who meet weekly to share ideas, techniques and to critique their works. Most of them live in northern Fairfield County.
(image lower: Nike Cutsumpas’ “Spinning into Place”)
Cyrenius H Booth Library is located at 25 Main Street / Newtown, CT 06470. For more information call (203) 426-4533.
COMING SOON – OCTOBER 2009:
Kindred Spirits / Friends for Life
Artists Catherine Smith and Barbara Lussier have teamed up for an interesting and unique exhibition. Kindred Spirits, presented by the Tolland County Art Association, will display complimentary works by two artists and friends: Quilt Art by Cathy Smith and Paintings by Barbara Lussier. An Opening Reception is planned for Friday, October 2nd from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tolland County Art Association / 22 Tolland Green / Tolland, CT (860) 871-7405
Gallery is open Saturdays, 12:00 – 4:00 pm (The Kindred Spirits Show runs October 3rd – October 31st)
(image: Drilling for Oil by Cathy Smith)
International Quilt Festival – October 15th – 18th (Houston, TX)
Barbara McKie’s beautiful art quilt “Eye to Eye” (shown here, upper left) has won a category prize at the International Quilt Festival (IQF) exhibition in Houston, Texas. Her quilt “Who Me?” was a category finalist. Barb will have a total of 8 pieces on display, including artwork in the IQF special exhibits “SAQA@20”, “Celebrate Spring!” and “In Full Bloom”.
Karen Eckmeier will be teaching a class during the festival, and has also been notified that one of her quilts is a ribbon winner (she has two that will be exhibited) – but we won’t know which one until October! Karen also has a piece that will be displayed in the special exhibit, “Making Memories”. This exhibit is being sponsored by a foundation for terminally ill women with breast cancer. All quilts in this special exhibit are made from donated bridal wedding gowns and will be sold to raise money for the foundation.
Norma Schlager’s Fiesta is part of the IQF exhibit “World of Beauty”.
Preview night at the International Quilt Festival is October 14th.
Congratulations to all the IQF participants!
Harvest of Quilts – October 17th and 18th
The exhibition of quilts will be on display at East Haven High School / 35 Wheelbarrow Lane / East Haven, CT 06512 and will include demonstrations, quilt/craft boutique, food court and quilt raffle.
Sisters in Cloth will also be exhibiting 14 art quilts from the group’s Green Challenge. This collection of quilts will travel there to be a part of a combined exhibition. The challenge posed was to create an art quilt no larger than 30" on any side inspired by the word "Green".
Members of Sisters who participated in the challenge and are also SAQA members include: Gail Kotowski, Barbara Coleman Adams, Linda Zimmerman, Diane M. Wright, Ruth Anne Olson, Carol Ludington, Yvette Howard and Vivika Hansen DeNegre.
Admission is $8. For more information, call (203) 488-7946 or visit the Shoreline Quilters Guild website
(image: Metropolis by Gail Kotowski)
Martha Sielman Lecture
Stowe Elementary School, 117 Post Office Road, Enfield;
SCAN – Society of Creative Arts of Newtown
Jennifer O'Brien is one of the few fiber artists in SCAN’s Fall Art Show & Sale, October 23rd – 25th in Newtown, CT.
SCAN is located at the Newtown Meeting House, Main Street at the Flag Pole, Newtown CT 06470. The show will be on display from 10:00am – 5:00pm each day.