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.
I will be teaching during the Festival of Quilts held at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, UK at the beginning of August. That gives me the opportunity to pass on a discount if you are planning on attending the event. To book tickets simply go to their website www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk or call 0844 858 6749 and use code WT62 when prompted and you can get a discount!
Advance booking closes at midnight on Friday 26th July so order soon.
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.
There is an extensive interview with Susan Lilley about my work on http://saqaatlanticcanada.blogspot.com posted on August 7, 2018.
Last night was the opening of my solo exhibition which featured thread paintings and wall quilts at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery, Charlotte St. Arts Centre Fredericton NB. The exhibition runs until Oct. 9. The Arts Cente is open 8:30 am -9 pm.
Here is a photo of my Saint John River piece at the beginning of day four.
There will be an interview about my fibre art work and my artist in residency at the Casemates in Fredericton NB on CHSR radio 97.9 FM at noon on July 5. It can be heard by podcast later.
I’m working on a thread painting of the Saint John river.
I wanted to show a beautiful NB river for my post card for the CQA fund raiser coming at the national conference in Vancouver.
I will be teaching and delivering three slide/trunk presentations for the Oxford Quilt Guild and the London Friendship Quilter’s Guild for the first two weeks in April. Hopefully spring will have reached Ontario.
Soon after I return to NB I will be attending the SAQA retreat May 4-6 in Debert NS.
Raining Cats and Dogs was shown at the Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe National Juried Show in Toronto Ontario June 14-17, 2017.