Showing posts from December, 2010

Teaching Opportunities at CT Piecemakers Quilt Guild

The Connecticut Piecemakers' Quilt Guild was formed in 1981 by a small group of Trumbull, CT women who gathered in local homes to share their quilting.  Originally named "The Trumbull Piecemakers", the club has grown to about 200 members, who live mostly throughout the State of Connecticut.The club meets monthly from September to June to share workshops, lectures, "show and tell" and to exchange ideas and knowledge. Meetings are now held on Monday mornings, once a month, at the Calvary Church, Trumbull, CT .  It is usually the second Monday of the month, but please check the calendar.   The Piecemakers also maintain a lending library of quilt related books and materials for it's members and is a non-profit organization.Membership in the Connecticut Piecemakers Quilt Guild is open to anyone who loves quilting.  Meetings are held at Calvary Church498 White Plains RoadTrumbull, CT 06611Interested in teaching a workshop for the CT Piecemakers Quilt Guild?Contac…

“Double-Take: Photo and Fiber” New Exhibition by Sisters in Cloth

The Guilford-based fiber art group Sisters in Cloth will team up with photographer Rosemary DeLucco-Alpert in a show entitled "Double-Take: Photo and Fiber".Fifteen of Rose's captivating floral photographs have been interpreted by the Sisters’ fiber artists.   There are two quilts for every photo: an 18" X 24" piece accompanied by an 8" square detail. The image shown here is one of Martha Wolfe’s interpretations of “Tiger Lily”.  Check out Martha’s blog for more details about her work on this project, including images of her 8” detail piece.The show will debut in February at the Haskins Laboratories at Yale, New Haven, CT. Sisters in Cloth member Diane Wright explains, “This show represents a departure from our usual presentation style... and a giant leap in making our artwork more accessible to galleries.  We are mounting our quilts, all 32 of them, then using black "float frames" for hanging.  The photographer's pieces will also be framed,…

Call for Entries: DHM Digital Gallery “Collections of One” – Early Deadline Jan. 1, 2011

Do you make functional quilts, wall dividers, fiber art vases, bowls or baskets?Collections of One is a juried portfolio competition open to all applied artists age 18 or above, working in the US and abroad. Winning designers will have a portfolio of their work featured on the DHM Digital Gallery website for a period of three months. Entrants should send a CD containing digital images of between 12 and 20 original one-of-a kind functional objects, all constructed from the material of their chosen category. These works must have been completed within the preceding ten years (2000 through 2010), and be the creations of the submitter. Evaluation will be based upon the creative uniqueness, diversity and originality of the work, evidence of excellence in craftsmanship, and quality of the photographic images. Exhibition of accepted work will include notation of the artist's name and either an e-mail address or website address (as preferred), to facilitate independent sales of work. THE …

“Volusia Wrapped in Fiber” – Deadline EXTENDED to December 21, 2010

DEADLINE -- December 21, 2010 at midnight
SAQA and SDA Artists – If you wanted to enter but couldn’t get something ready by the 15th, here is your chance. Get your entries into Volusia Wrapped in Fiber by Tuesday, Dec. 21st, 2010 and take part in this unique fiber art event. is the link to sign up for the exhibition - you do not have to log in to sign up. This is open to all SAQA and SDA artists and to other artists by invitation.Quilt artists are encouraged to present works where they are reaching outside the terminology of a quilt. Surface Design artists are asked to show works that use various materials in a fiber technique (i.e. weaving with wire) or to stretch their fiber techniques to new boundaries. 3-D, free-standing works, ceiling hangings, wall hangings, and other non-traditional works will be accepted.We are looking for the exceptional works that you created but can't find a gallery that will work with you. We have 16-20 foot ceilings in…

Volusia Wrapped in Fiber – Deadline for Entries is TODAY

DEADLINE -- December 15, 2010 at midnight Eastern!
SAQA and SDA Artists – Get your entries into Volusia Wrapped in Fiber today is the link to sign up for the exhibition - you do not have to log in to sign up! This is open to all SAQA and SDA artists as well as an invitation to special artists.Volusia County was the first area in Central Florida to exhibit art quilts as fine art. The area has become a site for many fiber gatherings and exhibitions. This program will introduce other venues to the fiber arts and exhibit the creative growth in the fiber arts. Artists are expected to create and display their innovative works featuring textile techniques with unusual materials or common materials used in unique ways. There are a total of five venues but only two featuring Studio Art Quilt Associates and Surface Design Associates.Quilt artists are encouraged to present works where they are reaching outside the terminology of a quilt. Surface Design …

Sacred Threads (Washington DC) – Call for Entries Opens Jan 9, 2011

Call for entries will be open January 9 - March 9, 2011Open to ALL quilters in the United States and Canada.  Click here for the show prospectus.Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters  who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength.Entries to Sacred Thread Exhibitions are juried in by images for purposes of space and suitability of theme only. Works are not judged.The 2011 show will be juried by Sue Reno, Sue Pierce and Diane Herbort.Special Announcement: Sacred Threads is adding a separate, special exhibit call for entries…

CT Artists to Exhibit Work at West Windsor Arts Council (Princeton Junction, NJ)

Artwork by members of “Fiber Revolution”, including SAQA-CT members Barbara McKie, Norma Schlager and Kate Themel, will be on display at the West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.   An Opening Reception on January 8 from 4 – 6:30 PM including a Gallery Talk by artist Kevan Lunney will kick off the exhibition, which runs from January 8 through February 27, 2011.(Image: “Echos of Past Encounters” by Eileen Lauterborn)Fiber Revolutionat the West Windsor Arts Council West Windsor Arts Council
952 Alexander Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 2 – 4 PMParticipating artists: Virginia Abrams, Natalya Aikens, Benedicte Caneill, Lisa Chipetine, Rachel B. Cochran, Melissa C. Fowler, Cindy Friedman, Jutta Halpin, Gloria Hansen, Eileen Lauterborn, Katharina Litchman, Kevan Rupp Lunney, Barbara Barrick McKie, Judith Plotner, Carol Sara Schepps, Norma Schlager, Deborah Schwartzman, Kate Themel, Gwyned Trefethen, Melitta VanderBroo…

2010 Trunk Show Quilts: On Sale Now at the SAQA Store

The Trunk Show art quilts were developed to showcase the work of SAQA members, and as a way to introduce art quilt techniques and genres to people who were unfamiliar with the medium.  They traveled extensively over the past two years as ambassadors for the art quilt.Now you can own one of these beautiful pieces of fiber art by shopping at The SAQA STORE.There are some very lovely pieces available but they are selling fast!  Examples (clockwise from top left) include artwork by BJ Adams, Carol Larson, Diane Wright, Jill Jensen, Linda Miller and Susan Willen.Each piece is professionally matted in a 12” square archival mat with an 8” square opening, and is protected by a fitted glassine envelope.  You’ll find the artist's statement, materials, and techniques listed on the back of the matt.  Perfectly preserved and ready to display in your home or office.Also makes a great holiday gift idea!  

Opening Reception Tomorrow Night: “TEXTile” at Guilford Library

Connecticut fiber artist collaborative Sisters in Cloth Presents:TEXTileA special exhibition of Fiber Art at the Guilford Free LibraryOpening Reception Thursday, December 9th 2010 from 5 – 8 PMThe Sisters in Cloth’s latest exhibit is on display now through December 30, 2010.TEXTile is the result of a group challenge posed to all members and former members: create an art quilt inspired by the word "WORD".  Meant to be translated very broadly, the basic requirement was that a word or text had to be contained somewhere within the piece.Ten current members and two past members have contributed work: Barb Adams, Debbie Bento, Vivika DeNegre, Yvette Howard, Evelyn Judson, Gail Kotowski, Carol Ludington, Ruth Anne Olson, Marie Shepherd, Martha Wolfe, Diane Wright and Linda Zimmerman.(Image: details of work by Gail Kotowski, Martha Wolfe, Yvette Howard and Diane Wright)Please come to the Opening Reception tomorrow night!Sisters in Cloth are being joined in celebration by two phot…

Call for Submissions from Guilford Art Center: “Bowls” – Deadline Jan 31, 2011

Bowls Call for Submissions Bowls: common, open-top containers, dishes or basins, often round and rather deep, used in many cultures chiefly for holding liquids and food. One of the simplest, most ancient, and most elemental forms, bowls have been created and recreated by artists and artisans through the ages as objects variously or simultaneously functional, sculptural, decorative, utilitarian, and more. This exhibit will explore what continues to be new and vital about this form, and submitted work is encouraged to explore its many aspects. Jurors: Pam Erickson and Richard DavisEligibility: This exhibition is open to bowls in any media, including mixed media. All submitted work must be three dimensional.  Open to all U.S. residents.Awards: $500 in prizes to be awarded by the jurors.Entries: Each artist may submit up to three (3) works. Each work may be represented by two separate images: one full view and one detail view. Work must be submitted in high resolution digital format. For …

Bellinis & Brie at BAC Next Weekend (Branford Artists Cooperative, Branford CT)

Friday Dec. 17, 6 - 9 pm
Bellinis & Brie @ BAC!Saturday Dec. 18, 10 - 4
Open House
Dear Friends,Please join us next weekend!
Owen Sea Luckey is a Branford textile artist who pushes the boundaries of knitting and sewing with her whimsical holes, sumptuous textures and embellishments on scarves and recycled garments.ArtistLaura Lyons raises sheep on her farm in Madison, Connecticut. After her sheep are sheared, she washes, picks, cards, dyes and spins the wool. From this wool she creates unique and irresistible needle felted animals and wall pieces.Kristin Merrill is a Branford artist who likes to create pieces from natural materials from the sea and land, with sterling, semi precious stone and pearl jewelry and wood and mixed media sculpture.
We look forward to seeing you!
Kristin & OwenBranford Artists Cooperative (BAC) provides working studio space and art exhibits
to the public. BAC fosters the development of local artists and promotes arts in …

This is a Quilt! SAQA's Traveling Trunk Show – Deadline for Entries Jan 21, 2011

Open to all SAQA members 
Deadline for Entries:  January 21, 2011 Theme:  This is a Quilt!How do we as SAQA members explain what we do - create quilts - without people immediately thinking of a nine-patch that goes on your bed? By example, of course! SAQA defines an art quilt as "a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through materials or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends." This definition is purposely broad to accommodate the wondrous and exciting art quilts SAQA members are creating.Create one piece that constitutes an art quilt as defined above. All work will be
photographed, matted, and prepared for exhibition by SAQA. The SAQA
exhibition committee hopes to publish some or all of the quilts in a book
exploring the diversity of art quilts. All quilts will…