QUILT VISIONS 2014 – The Sky’s the Limit

I was honored to receive the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Recognition Award at the Opening even of Quilt Visions 2014.  The show continues to January 4, 2015 at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego.  It's a great show at a wonderful Museum.  Hope you can attend!

I was honored to receive the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Recognition Award at the Opening event of Quilt Visions 2014. The show continues to January 4, 2015 at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego. It’s a great show at a wonderful Museum. Hope you can attend!

When I had time to look at the Quilt Visions 2014 Catalog, I discovered that a close up of my quilt, Eleven 3 Eleven, named for the date of the tragedy in Fukushima, Japan, had been chosen as the title page for all of the quilts.  What an honor!

When I had time to look at the Quilt Visions 2014 Catalog, I discovered that a close up of my quilt, Eleven 3 Eleven, named for the date of the tragedy in Fukushima, Japan, had been chosen as the title page for all of the quilts. What an honor!

Carrefour Européen Patchwork 2014, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace/France

quilt + prize

My Quilt Cosmic Communication was awarded the Prix Apliquick in September 2014 in France. How exciting! I was not able to attend this wonderful event but the organizers sent me this image of my quilt with representatives of Apliquick.

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Here is a detail image of Cosmic Communication. It is foundation pieced cottons and silks with my hand  appliquéd silks and my hand stitching.

LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington

I am currently spending my Saturdays at the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum with my Solo Exhibit on the third floor.  The show runs thru June 29 so there are many more Saturdays to see me as well as my work!

http://www.laconnerquilts.org

laconnerThe LaConner Quilt Museum has been getting a lot of press lately and I am honored to be showing my work there.    USA Today has listed it among the 10 best places to see quilts in the Country:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2014/04/10/quilt-museum-fiber-arts-textile/7545963/

The Honolulu Star Advertiser’s travel editor puts the Quilt Museum at the top of her “must do” list because “this is really two museums in one. It’s housed in the  Mansion, a turreted, three-story Victorian beauty built in 1891 by one of the town’s early merchants.”

http://www.staradvertiser.com/travel/travelnews/20140427_Time_by_the_bay.html?id=256819171

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Quilt Visions 2014 in San Diego, CA

My entry into Quilt Visions 2014 has been accepted for the exhibition.  It will be seen from October 3, 2014 to January 4, 2015.  This is a very prestigious international art quilt show and I am very pleased to be included.  The first time I exhibited an art quilt was at the Quilt Visions show in 2006.  What a treat to be included again!

On the 11th of March, 2011, Fukushima and much of northeast Honshu was devastated by the chaos of a 9.0 earthquake offshore. Eleven 3 Eleven is meant to honor those who were lost and those whose lives and homes were forever changed on that day.

Eleven 3 Eleven

LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum – Solo show

show blog.pagesIf you are anywhere near LaConner Washington for the next 3 months, please come by the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum to see my work.  I will be there for the opening events and also all day every Saturday during the show beginning April 12. I would love to meet you and share my work and “how I do it all by hand.”