03 April 2012

Wow! Exciting Weekend in Philadelphia, Opening of AQE 2012

I’m back home but my head is still swimming from all the stunning artwork I saw during Fiber Philadelphia!  I visited at least half a dozen galleries but barely scratched the surface of the crazy, jam-packed fiber festival going on all over Philadelphia right now.

Themel_AQEThe best part (to be selfishly honest!) was the Opening of Art Quilt Elements 2012; seeing my work next to artists I admire such as Betty Busby, Mary Pal and Diane Firth to name only a few.

Jurors Elizabeth Barton, David Revere McFadden and Sandra Sider viewed nearly 800 images from 300 artist entries and chose just 45 pieces for the exhibition.

Here I am next to my AQE piece “Stars Not Included”. As you can probably tell, I was thrilled to have my work chosen for this incredibly diverse and inspiring collection. 

(photo by Diane Wright)

You can find a list of all 45 AQE exhibiting artists and titles on AQE’s website:

More great news? YES! My quilt is included in the spring issue of Fiber Art Now magazine, part of an article about Fiber Philadelphia 2012.

Subscribe or purchase a single issue here:


  1. Congratulations, Kate. You certainly deserved to be part of the exhibit and it is great that you could be there to see it!


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