Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Succulent Valdani"

Here is a photo of "Succulent Valdani Threads" made for Valdani Threads by Teresa Shippy. This beautiful commissioned fiber art piece debuted at the International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh this year. It measures 32" x 32". Beautiful work Teresa and congratulations on the commission. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations"

Cynthia Catlin is honored to be a part of an ongoing exhibit titled "And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations". This exhibit of 85 story quilts, with 400 years of history can be seen at the National Underground Railroad and Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202,www.freedomcenter.org . This exhibit has been extended through September 5, 2014, and the curator is Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.  Using the powerful medium of story quilts, And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations narrates four centuries of African American history, from the first slave ships to the first African American president. This entire museum is phenomenal and the exhibit should not be missed if you are near Ohio.
This piece titled "The Beginning of Social Justice"  addresses the Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863 by President Lincoln.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Quilting Arts Blog Hop will include Linda Friedman's Blog


On July 18, 2014, a blog hop will be announced on the Quilting Daily blog.  The blog hop will schedule Quilting Arts TV guest bloggers for slots the following week. Linda Friedman's blog will be one of those on the blog hop.   

The blog hop schedule will be posted on --http://www.quiltingdaily.com/ 
Linda's blog link is http://www.lindasartquilts.blogspot.com.   

Blog hops often feature "give-aways" to blog visitors. It sounds like something to check out!

Great job Linda!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Linda Friedman's Quilting Arts Episode is now available!

Our very own Linda Friedman has an episode on Quilting Art's TV series 1400.  Linda's episode is number 1411. In this episode she "dyes fabric with a painterly quality using concentrated dyes and hot water". Linda does beautiful work and this episode is bound to give us insight into her process. 

You can click here to go to this episode, or try cutting and pasting the link below into your browser address bar.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

First Place for Linda Anderson's Dancer

Linda Anderson's fiber art piece, "Fancy Shawl Dancer" , has won first place in the Fourth Annual Juried Art Show at the Front Porch Gallery located in Carlsbad California. This beautiful depiction of a dancing Native American maiden is shown below.

Fancy Shawl Dancer by Linda Anderson

Congratulations Linda! Information about this exhibit can be obtained by visiting the website for the Front Porch Gallery.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fiber Perceptions Cerritos Library Exhibit

Fiber Perceptions
an exhibit from Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists

Perception is defined as: "the ability to see, hear, or become aware of
something through the senses." The artist's eye perceives something worth
capturing in everyday scenes or objects -- perhaps it’s a shape or color
that catches their eye, a glimpse of a memory from long ago, or simply the
contrast with one’s surroundings.  Things that others may see as plain and
ordinary, an artist may perceive as special and extraordinary, something
worthy of artistic interpretation. This exhibit represents individual
artistic perceptions, seen with clear vision and interpreted in a fiber

"Fiber Perceptions" is now on display at the Cerritos Library. Information regarding this exhibit is shown below:

We hope you will have a chance to see this lovely exhibit. Here are a few photos showing a portion of the exhibit at the Cerritos library: