Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mary Pal's work at Houston

One of our members, Mary Pal, has had two of her works accepted into the 2011 International Quilt Festival/Houston in the annual IQA fall Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty. Her pieces Solace and Memories of Gombe will be displayed there from November 3rd - 6th.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Karen Goetzinger's Workshop, Cloth, Colour and Composition

Karen Goetzinger will be teaching a weekend workshop, August 27-28 at the Ottawa School of Art Orleans Campus - Summer Academy.

Register now for Cloth, Colour and Compostion
Explore the possibilities of the non-traditional “quilt” as an expressive art medium through this process-oriented, sewing machine based workshop.

Students begin the weekend by compiling a series of small samples of colour and elements of design studies to use as a springboard for developing their own personal style. Samples can be employed as a reference for future work or used as the starting point for art quilts that will be designed and constructed in class.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Karen Goetzinger to show her work at (106) Gallery

Karen Goetzinger has been invited by (106) Gallery to show her installation work "A State of Transparency" during ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

"A State of Transparency" is a site specific, on-going work currently consisting of eight ceiling hung panels, ranging in size from 2' x 5' to 10' x 4'.

The ethereal, monochrome panels maintain strong architectural and visionary components and bring to life a city that is most accurately described as the imprint of urban landscapes on individual memory.

1,582 artists from 36 countries and 43 states will show their work in 164 venues within three-square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.
Each artist will compete for the world’s largest prize for art, which will take place Sept. 21-Oct. 9, 2011.
Last year over 465,00 votes were cast by the viewing public. To get a feel for the magnitude of the event click on the You Tube link below.

You can also follow the news about the event at Karen's Facebook Fan page:

Congratulations Karen

Posted by L. Morin

Monday, July 4, 2011

Pictures from Fibrations Event

Some of our members participated in this event organized by Dwayne Wanner - here are some pictures....this one is the Conductor, Philipe Menard.

Here are some of the pictures from the event.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pat Caffery's work chosen for Layers of Memory Show

Pat Caffery's "A Grandmother's Love" was chosen for the SAQA Show, Layers of Memory, a show designed to represent the human processes of memory.

Congratulations Pat

Pat's statement about her work follows:

" At four I was ‘invited’ by my Grandmother to help make her grandchildren quilts. Mine provided many years of comfort and a closeness to my Grandmother. Fragments still have the same effect. 'A Grandmother's Love' includes a fragment of the original quilt along with Italian cotton organza and a cotton backing. An embroidered outline of my grandmother and myself and the word ‘love’ attach the organza to the original fragment."

Posted by L. Morin

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Joyce Weiland's Quilts

Ann Bird wants everyone to know that the Art Gallery at Carleton University has some of Joyce Weiland's quilts on view as part of an exhibition on Feminine patriotism.

One of them -- the french version of Reason over Passion -- is from a private collection

The display runs until July 10

Posted by L. Morin

Mary Pal's work accepted in to SAQA exhibit: Layers of Memory

Mary's work "Homeless Love" is one of 20 pieces selected from 141 entries in SAQA's Layers of Memory exhibition, designed to represent the human processes of memory.

These works will be exhibited at Mancuso shows, opening at the Mancuso World Quilt Show in 2011 and concluding with the Denver National Quilt Festival in May of 2012.

Congratulations Mary

Posted by L. Morin