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.
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.
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!
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.
In addition to being part of the World Wide Whispers quilt exhibition with my piece Looking In, Looking Out at Festival of Quilts I will be twice delivering a 1 hour demonstration on Using Inktense Pencils to Create Appliqués. The demonstrations are at 1300 on August 1 and August 3.
This is the photo that I received from Pat Findlay of Winnipeg Manitoba and from which I drew inspiration for my saw whet owl quilt entitled Looking In, Looking Out. See previous post for more details.
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.