Fibre Arts Network Exhibition

Fredericton’s Fibre Arts Network ( FAN) is having an exhibition at the UNB Art Centre Nov.1- December 13, 2020. The Art Centre is open only on Sundays from 12-5 pm. To visit you must sign up at www. go.unb.ca/art-centre.  You can also view online at www.go.unb.ca/art-centre-online.  Two of my wall quilts are in the exhibition. They are shown below.

 

 

 

 

The Tree of Diversity



 

 

 

 

 

 

 A Walk in the Forest

Exhibition and Sale

Sunbury shores Arts and Nature Centre  Saint Andrews NB has accepted my submission of New Brunswick through the Seasons in Paint, Fabric and Thread to be included in their Craft Year 2020 exhibition and sale to be held Oct. 2- Nov. 7, 2020 in Saint Andrews.  My submission includes both thread paintings and wall quilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curry Mountain thread painting framed under glass 15  by 17 inches

Fall Wall Hanging Created During Pandemic

  • I completed this fall wall hanging during the lock down. The confetti foreground had been completed and sitting in a container.  I started out by using Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell’s book The Art of Landscape Quilting  for technique ideas.  They used glue sticks to attach the pieces but I didn’t find this to my liking so used misty fuse rather than steam-a -seam-2 to back my fabrics so the quilt  wouldn’t be too stiff.  I rough cut several fabrics for the distant leaves and made some detailed close-up leaves using inktense pencils. My figure was also painted using inktense pencils.

 

Article in the Canadian Quilter

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.

SAQA Spotlight Auction 2020

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.

Book of Animals for Upcoming 1st birthday of my Granddaughter

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.

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