Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 AQS QuiltWeek Semifinalist!

Paducah, Kentucky, USA – Paula Klingerman from Cheshire is a semifinalist for the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek® – Syracuse, New York July 27 – 30, 2016, at The OnCenter – Nicholas J. Price Convention Center. Paula has been chosen to display the quilt, GATHERON GUARDIAN OF THE GUILD, along with 191 others in this AQS contest. First, Second, and Third Place prizes in seven categories will be awarded, along with seven overall awards including Best of Show. Winners will be announced at the show and posted on the AQS website, More than $50,000 will be granted, including $10,000 for the Best of Show and $3,500 each for Best Wall Quilt, Best Use of Color, Best Original Design, Best Hand, Best Home, and Best Longarm Workmanship. Regardless of how GATHERON GUARDIAN OF THE GUILD places in the final judging, all semifinalists ́ quilts will be displayed at the show, which is expected to draw more than 15,000 people.  Quilts were entered in this international contest from 37 US states and 10 other countries.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Let Them Eat Cake!

Congratulations to Angelina Kendra for her quilt, "Let Them Eat Cake", making the front page of the Hartford Courant's Living section! It will be part of the exhibit, "SAMESEX" at the City Lights Gallery. The opening reception, as well as a pride walk, will be held Thursday, July 21, at the gallery located at 855 Main St. in Bridgeport, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The parade starts at 7:30. The exhibit will run until Aug. 30. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday noon to 4 p.m.

Here's the Hartford Courant article link:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Quilts: A World of Beauty

A mighty "congratulations" to quite a few of our CT-regional members on their quilts being selected as finalists in the International Quilt Association 2016 show, "Quilts: A World of Beauty". I'm so proud of all the art-quiltiness we have in our region, and excited that you're able to share your talents with the world. Please email me a pic of what you have in the show so we can showcase it here!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Water, Water Everwhere exhibition

Helene Kusnitz has her piece called "Flow" in the Spectrum Art Gallery's exhibit called "Water, Water Everywhere on view from July 22 to September 11, 2016.

The gallery is located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT. Hours are Wed-Fri 11a-6p, Sat 11:30a-6p, Sun 11:30a-5p.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Shuffle & Shake - Reception 7/14!

Mary Lachman has several artworks in part one of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven exhibit, Shuffle & Shake in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery. It will be up through August 4th, with a reception on Thursday, July 14 from 5-7pm. The artwork is on view to the public from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday at the gallery located at 70 Audubon Street, Second Floor, New Haven. There is no admission fee.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Quilts=Art=Quilts 2016 - enter now!

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an annual international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center.

Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.  Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show.

The opening weekend of the exhibit will include an Artist Reception and Awards Presentation, workshops, and a Quilters' Brunch with a lecture by Prize Juror Lasse Antonsen.

Jurors: Terry Jarrad-Dimond, Valerie Goodwin, Judy Kirpich
Prize Juror: Lasse Antonsen

Exhibit dates: October 29, 2016-January 8, 2017
Artist Reception & Awards Presentation: October 29, 2016
Quilters' Brunch & Lecture: October 30, 2016

All entries must be submitted online. Visit for details and to submit entries. Online entries will be accepted until July 25, 2016.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Carol Eaton workshops

Carol Eaton has two surface design workshops coming up! Join her as she shares her experience from over a decade of experimenting and fine-tuning of her approach to surface design. Have fun - get messy - take home fabulous fabric! Each student will create and take home FOUR yards of fabric.

Sun Printing/Ice Cube Painting/Textures/Painting on 3D Surfaces!
August 27th at her Shelton, CT studio, 10:00 – 2:00

Ice Dyeing/Confetti Dyeing/Free Motion Dyeing!
September 10th at her Shelton, CT studio, 10:00 – 2:00

Workshop fee $35. Materials fee $45 (all fabrics, paints and tools included). Contact for more details or to register.

Quilt National '21 is Coming to Connecticut

Congratulations to Catherine Whall Smith , whose quilt "Transfusion in Two Parts" will be on tour with Quilt National '21.  Th...