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26 October 2011

“Stars” Accepted into Art Quilt ELEMENTS

Yippeeee!!!

I am THRILLED to announce that Stars Not Included has been accepted into Art Quilt Elements 2012!

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AQE 2012 is the 10th Exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show set in suburban Philadelphia. "One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in a gallery setting but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form.”

This year, jurors David McFadden, Sandra Sider and Elizabeth Barton reviewed over 660 entries from all around the world.  They selected 48 quilts, representing artists from 42 US States and 11 countries.  I am very happy to be one of the 28 first-time exhibitors.

Art Quilt Elements will run from March 30 – May 13, 2012

Please see the show in person if you have a chance!

The Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 /  phone: 610-688-3553
email: info@wayneart.org

21 October 2011

My Trunk Show Quilt Part of Permanent Collection at Kresge Art Museum (Michigan State Univ.)

I’m thrilled to share the news that my SAQA Trunk Show quilt, Luka’s Eyes, has been chosen to become part of the permanent collection at Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University. 

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This little portrait, like all the trunk show pieces, measures 8x8 in. and is matted in a 12x12 frame.

The show’s theme called for artists to answer the question “How do we as SAQA members explain what we do – create quilts – without people immediately thinking of a nine patch that goes on your bed?”

The entire Trunk Show contains 268 small art quilts and will travel around the world from now until 2013.  This week, my quilt is somewhere between Oregon and Northern California.

Fifty quilts were chosen to become part of Kresge Art Museum’s permanent collection at the end of the exhibition.

It’s a little sad to think that “Luka” will not be coming back to me after his amazing tour, but I think he has found a very nice home.