Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Upcoming Events: Fiber Art by CT members on Display



International Quilt Festival – (Houston, TX)

BLOGBarbMcKie_EyeToEye_CT 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 10 pieces on display, including artwork in the IQF special exhibits “SAQA@20”, “Eye of the Quilter”, “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. 

MargaretPhillips_UncleMikeBLOG Margaret Phillips’ art quilt portrait, Uncle Mike (shown here, lower left) will  also be on display at the festival.

Norma Schlager’s Fiesta is part of the IQF exhibit “World of Beauty”.

Preview night at the International Quilt Festival is October 14th.  The official IQF Festival runs from October 16th – 18th, 2009.

Click here for more information on this show. / Purchase advance tickets HERE

Congratulations to all the IQF participants!  


Harvest of Quilts at East Haven High School (East Haven, CT)

GailKotowski_MetropolisBLOG SAQA CT members Gail Kotowski and Linda Zimmerman will be displaying their work at “Harvest of Quilts”, sponsored by the Shoreline Quilters Guild

The exhibition of quilts will be on display at East Haven High School on October 17th and 18th, 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".

(image: Metropolis by Gail Kotowski)  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.  East Haven High School is located at 35 Wheelbarrow Lane / East Haven, CT 06512.  For more information, call (203) 488-7946 or visit the Shoreline Quilters Guild website.


Martha Sielman Lecture at Stowe Elementary School (Enfield, CT)

MSielman_MastersArtQuilts Martha will speak about the artists and work contained in her book “Masters: Art Quilts” on Wednesday, October 21st, 7:00 –9:00pm

Stowe Elementary School, 117 Post Office Road, Enfield, CT




SCAN’s Fall Art Show & Sale (Newtown, CT)

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.


Art Quilts XIV: Significant Stitching at the Chandler Art Center (Chandler, AZ)

NormaSchlager_NoElephantsHere Norma Schlager’s “No Elephants Here” has been accepted into Art Quilts XIV: Significant Stitching at the Chandler Art Center in Chandler, Arizona.  The show runs from November 2nd – January 2nd.  Exhibition Hall Hours are Monday-Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Saturdays: Noon - 5:00 pm.  Admission is Free

Chandler Center for the Arts
250 North Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85225


Trois Palettes at the Gertrude G. White Gallery (Greenwich, CT)

Mayann Weinberg will be participating in “Trois Palettes”, a collection of stitched and painted canvas, fiber and silk by three artists.  Mayann’s work will be displayed along with work by Gay Lynette Morris and Roisin Reilly.  The show runs from November 2nd -  28th,  2009 at the Gertrude G. White Gallery, located at:

Greenwich YWCA / 259 East Putnam Avenue / Greenwich, CT  06830

Opening Cocktail Reception: Friday, November 13, 2009 / 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Gallery Hours are Mon - Fri  7:30 am – 10:00 pm / Sat.  7:30 am -  5:00 pm



Gray Plus One, sponsored by Scrapbag Art Quilters (Newtown, CT)

NikeCutsumpas_SpinningIntoPlaceBLOGSAQA 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: 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.

Kindred Spirits / Friends for Life: Tolland County Art Association (Tolland, CT)

CathySmith_DrillingforOil 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.   

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



85th Annual Open Juried Exhibit, sponsored by Gallery 53 (Meriden, CT)

GALLERY 53 AWARD - October 4 2009Cathy Smith’s art quilt Where’s Hillary? has won the “Best Craft” prize in the 85th Annual Open Juried Exhibit, sponsored by Gallery 53 – Arts & Crafts Association of Meriden, Inc. 

This and other works of art and craft will be on display from October 4th – November 14th.   Gallery 53 is located at  53 Colony St. / Meriden, CT 06451 / (203) 235-5347

(image, upper left: Cathy standing next to “Hillary” at the Opening Reception)



Fiber Snapshots at the Leever Atrium Gallery (Waterbury, CT)

Boy_blogphoto 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)

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