Exhibition Opening

The Fredericton Guild of Fibre Artists and the Embroiderers’  Guild of Fredericton held the official opening of their exhibition Fibre Expressions 2019 at Government House, 51 Woodstock Road Fredericton NB on November 8 with Lieutenant Governor, Brenda Murphy providing opening remarks.  The exhibition runs until January 8, 2020 and is open Monday to Friday 10-4 pm.

I was the co-ordinator of the exhibition.

My niece, Alana Simpson, kindly took the photo of me with  my thread painting entitled Curry Mountain.

World Wide Whispers Travelling Schedule

Below is the schedule to show where the World Wide Whispers collection has been and where it is travelling to next.  I was very happy to see it recently at the Farfield Mill in Sedbergh UK.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019:
March 7-19, 2019: The Scottish Quilting Show, SEC Center, Glasgow Scotland
April 11-12, 2019: Patchwork en Quiltdagen, Broodfabriek, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
April 18-May 1, 2019: Dumfries and Galloway Quilt Festival, Shambellie House, Dumfries, Scotland
June 1-2, 2019: Edmonton & District Quilters Guild Festival of Quilts (Team Canada only), Central Lion’s Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
July 10-20, 2019: Ovansiljans Quilt Guild Show, Idre Fjall Arena, Mora, Sweden
August 7-9 2019: Irish Patchwork Showcase, Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick, Ireland
August 30-October 3, 2019: Farfield Mills Gallery, Farfield Mills, Sedbergh Cumbria, UK

2020:
January 23-26, 2020: Road to California, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA USA
February 27-March 1, 2020: Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA, USA
April 30-May 2, 2020: Quiltfest Greenville, SC, Convention Center, Greenville, SC USA
May 7-9, 2020: Quiltfest Lancaster, Wyndham Lancaster Resort & Convention Center, Lancaster, PA USA (**may be cancelled due to venue renovations schedule)
June 18-20, 2020: Quilt Canada, Edmonton Convention Center, Edmonton, AB, Canada
August 13-15, 2020: World Quilt New England, Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA USA
September 10-13, 2020: Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA USA
October 15-18, 2020: Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA USA
November 18-21, 2020: The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, NJ

2021: 
November 5-December 17, 2021: SJAC (St. John Art Center), St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

SAQA Benefit Auction

My piece Autumn Breezes is in Section 2 of the SAQA Benefit auction which runs until October 6. Bidding on pieces in section 2 runs from Sept. 23-29.

The Benefit Auction is a reverse auction in three sections taking place online over three weeks through October 6.  The price starts at $750 on Monday and is further reduced each day at 2pm EDT (GMT-4) to a final price of $100 on Saturday. All proceeds help support SAQA’s exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, your purchase helps increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them.

To make a bid go to www.saqa.com

Treasured Memory

I just returned from the Grand National Fibre Art and Quilt Exhibition with the theme Still in Portage la Prairie Manitoba Canada where my piece Treasured Memory was displayed along with 46 other pieces in a wonderful show at Prairie Fusion arts and Entertainment . This piece was created from a photograph of my grandmother. I loved how the light was catching her. I used inktense pencils and commercial fabrics

World Wide Whispers Exhibition

I am very sorry to say that because of a miscommunication the World Wide Whispers quilts will not be shown at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK.  I am extremely disappointed as that was my main reason for attending.  However I will still be delivering my 1 hr. demonstrations on using inktense pencils to create fabric for appliqués.

The World Wide Whispers quilts will be shown at Quilt Canada 2020 in Edmonton Alberta as well as many venues throughout Europe.

World Wide Whispers Touring

Team Canada’s collection of 13 quilts will be proudly exhibited at this weekend’s Festival of Quilts show (Edmonton & District Quilters’ Guild), Edmonton, Alberta, Central Lion’s Center (Saturday and Sunday). After that, they will swiftly be shipped off to Mora, Sweden for a 5-Team exhibit there July 10-20, followed by a 5-Team exhibit in Limerick, Ireland for the rest of July. After that, they will all travel to Birmingham for the Festival of Quilts (August 1-4) and then on to Cumbria, Scotland for exhibit at Farfield Mills August 28-September 30).
 
Mine is the 3rd quilt of the series featuring the saw whet owl on the post.
 
The entire collection has also been confirmed for exhibition at all 2020 Mancusco Quilt Shows (6 shows) and at Quilt Canada in Edmonton in June!

Accepted Entries

I was very pleased to learn this week that my entry into the Grand National Fibre Art and Quilt Exhibition was chosen. The show runs in Portage la Prairie Manitoba July 6- August 10.

I had learned earlier this spring that my entry into the Canadian Quilters’ Association National Juried Show had also been chosen.  This show runs in conjunction with Quilt Canada in Ottawa June 12-15.

Photos of the quilts can’t be posted until after the events.

World Wide Whispers

I have been part of Team Canada for the World Wide Whispers Project. In a nutshell it’s a bit like the child’s birthday party game where the leader starts by whispering a sentence in the ear of the next participant and then it continues around the room, evolving and changing from the original sentence. Kim Caskey, the Team Canada leader produced the first quilt inspired by a photograph by Lesley Zwaal of Edmonton Alberta. Artists from each province and territory of Canada (13) were sent a photograph showing only the most recent wall quilt and given a one month time frame to create a 18 by 24 inch wall quilt inspired by that photograph.  I was the New Brunswick representative and created the third Quilt in the series. It has been a long 13 months when we were not allowed to reveal our involvement and saw only a photo of the quilt that inspired our piece. Finally on January 6, 2019 Kim sent us a wonderful power point presentation showing us all the quilts, artist statements and more.

 Also involved in their own World Wide Whispers were teams from Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, USA.

The Canadian collection will be shipped to Scotland where it will hang, along with the other 4 teams, at the Scotland Guild’s AGM event in Glasgow in March. Following that, they will travel to The Netherlands for a show in April. The most exciting part is that all quilts from the 5 teams will be displayed at The Birmingham UK Quilt festival in August 2019.

Looking In Looking Out is my piece. In a separate post I will show my inspiration piece by Pat Findlay.