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…
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
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.
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.