There is an article in the Spring 2020 edition of the Canadian Quilter entitled Teaching Patchwork in the UK. Three Canadians, Rose Parr, myself and Bernadette Kent share our experiences of teaching at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK.
During the SAQA ( Studio Art Quilting Association) conference which is being held in Toronto Ontario March 19-21, 2020 there will be a Spotlight auction. Below is the piece I have contributed. I sun printed birch leaves on pebeo setaolor painted fabric and quilted with holographic threads. Because it reminded me of a frosty morning, I entitled it In the Frost.
I spent the month of January having fun working on an original book to give to my granddaughter, Madeline, on her upcoming first birthday, May 14. I used applique for most of the creatures and added a bit of background here and there with inktense pencils. I was especially pleased with my red cardinal made with inktense pencils.. I was not pleased with the fusible interfacing I used so if advising anyone, I would suggest backing the pages with a sew-in-interfacing. I used Avery printable fabric sheets to print the text. To hold the book together I made two sets of eyelets through each page and laced it together with cord.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.