The latest exhibits from textile artists around the country are on display. Let your mind wander as your feet take you past art and traditional quilts.
Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Scrappy Quilt Contest
Chicago Modern Quilt Guild
Every quilter has a stash of scraps, and creating a quilt with bits and pieces of past projects is always a fun challenge. Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting invited readers to enter their Scrappy Quilt Contest. Entries had to be original designs, for either quilts, wall hangings or table toppers. The winner received a $500 prize and the quilt will be featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Scrap Quilts. Use the quilts in this collection as inspiration to dig into your scrap stash at home! www.fonsandporter.com/contests.html
The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild instigated a challenge to create mini quilts inspired by other works of art. Each participating member prepared a package including a photo of an inspirational work of art, details about themselves and their quilting style and a small piece of fabric they felt represented them. Packages were exchanged. Over the next two months, participants used their partner’s pieces of inspiration to create a mini quilt that could range in size from 9” x 9” to 20” x 20” – or anything in between. See how these talented quilters interpreted someone else’s inspiration in this unique challenge. Maybe your guild wants to try a something similar…
Quilts and Kimonos
by June Colburn
The love of Japanese and Asian art and culture are a continuing inspiration for designer June Colburn, whose textile works feature traditional motifs, often thousands of years old. She infuses her quilts and clothing with the joyful appreciation of the old, while employing new artful techniques and fabrics.
Join Lisa Sipes a Quilt Walk on Friday at 11:00.
Explore the artistry in longarm quilting. With seemingly endless possibilities, longarm machines are capable of creating stunning quilts. See the variety and skill from several longarm artists who stretch the limits of quiltmaking today.
15 Minutes of Play
Join Victoria Findlay Wolfe, author of 15 Minutes of Play on a Quilt Walk on Friday at 3:00 and Saturday at 1:00.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe, author of the new book 15 Minutes of Play from C & T Publishing, encourages quilters to take 15 minutes per day, for "Made-Fabric" PLAY! Taking time to PLAY, allows you to explore new ideas, sewing techniques and to find fabulous color combinations you might not have been inclined to try before. Let inspiration happen organically and build your quilting confidence! Victoria makes her quilts from scrap fabric, sewing pieces together to build her own "made-fabric" -- her quilts are bright, bold and original. As founder of the NYC Mod Quilt Guild with a blog/website at Bumble Beans Inc., Victoria has collected some of the quilts from her book to show quilters the amazing results play brings about. www.bumblebeansinc.com
Quilts from the Pages of Quilty
Check out some of the latest quilts from Quilty magazine! This fun quilt, Goose Chase, by Mark Lipinski is in the July/August issue of Quilty.
Quilt Alliance Auction Quilts
Attendees at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo will see a collection of quilts donated by their makers for the Quilt Alliance’s “TWENTY” 2013 contest and auction. Entries from all over North America and beyond showcase each artist’s celebration of a broad theme that celebrates "twenty": the numeral, the concept, the quantity, the word. After traveling the nation with the Expo and other regional and national shows, the quilts will be auctioned on eBay to support the projects of the Quilt Alliance.
Sizzix Shape-Cutting Machines & Dies
Join Ebony Love on a Sizzix Quilt Walk on Thursday at 2:00 and Friday at 11:00.
Whether you’re new to quilting or you’re more experienced, Sizzix Big Shot Machines and Dies make quilting & appliqué faster and easier than ever. Sizzix dies cut with precision for many years of use with no sharpening ever required. Create the shapes you want most from everything from silk and cotton to denim and wool – even up to 8 layers at once! (Quantity of layers to cut determined by thickness, fabric and intricacy of shape.) Explore the impressive array of projects and discover the difference Sizzix can make with your creativity. To learn more, visit Sizzix.com
Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Deux parlant d’une seule voix: two speaking with one voice. This is the expression the Studio Art Quilt Associates artists have tried to capture visually in the Deux exhibition. Artists were asked to submit up to four works that best represented their artistic voice, an expression of the artist’s individuality spoken through technique, color palette, subject matter, materials, or a combination of all of the above. See how their individual voices truly shine through.
Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Beneath the GeorgiaLina Skies
Challenged to create a quilt with South Carolina and/or Georgia on their minds, this diverse group of artists stepped up and delivered a broad and dynamic interpretation of the theme. The proud members of the local Atlanta-area SAQA chapter are delighted to share this display showcasing their talent, inspired by local vistas and experiences.
Artist Statement - Marlene Glickman
A doorway was created for the Roots of Racism: Ignorance and Fear show. I loved making a fabric artwork that people could take part in while it hung. Then while making collages as a daily design challenge for a year following the color wheel I found myself sketching all styles and shapes of doorways in my journal. When I had the time, I decided to do each color as large scale doorways so people could walk through them and be a part of the artwork. Getting other involved in the process of creativity is a passion with me. The five you will see at the Expo are the beginning of that series.
Uhuru Quilt Guild