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Special Exhibits

World Quilt Competition XX: On TourWorld Quilt Comp
See the exciting international entries of the 2016 World Quilt Competition along with ribbon winners from the United States. This outstanding collection of quilts highlights the skills of quilters from around the world: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and North America. Sponsored by Major Sponsor Brother and Sponsors Handi Quilter, ABM International/Innova, Sew Batik and Mancuso Show Management. Pictured: WQ Comp Sample: “Boxed Feathers” by Linda M. Roy

A Slice of Oz
Presented Gloria Loughman, Australia
An exhibition showcasing the work of Gloria Loughman who travels to Quiltfest Oasis from Drysdale, Victoria, Australia.  Known around the world for her vibrant landscapes, Gloria’s quilts feature hand painted and dyed fabrics and extensive machine embroidery. Come and view a selection of quilts that show a retrospective sample of work over the past twenty years.

Absolutely Artful!
The Art Quilt Association
Absolutely Artful! is in the mind of the maker. What would you create if you had no limitations for choosing themes, materials, or techniques? Members of The Art Quilt Association, based in Grand Junction, Colorado, took advantage of this opportunity for open-ended interpretation. Be delighted by these works that are Absolutely Artful!

Crayon Chip Crush
Values, Colors and Shapes
3-D Designing Desert Divas
Crayon Chip Crush: Using a box of crayons, each artist chose 3 crayon colors to create a small, monochromatic in value art quilt measuring 12” x 12” square. Hung together correctly they create the Color Wheel. Values, Colors, and Shapes: From the Color Wheel, each artist chose two complementary colors and a geometric shape (triangle, square, or circle) to create an art quilt, measuring 24” x 36”. Each artist could use only five values of each of the complementary colors. Thus, ten colors only.

California’s Hues, Tints, Shades & Tones
Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds
Hues are the fundamental pigments that identify the full gamut of colors, while tints are merely any color with white added. Shades are humbly any color with black added. Tones are initiated by graying down hues with both white and black. The artists were asked to respond to, “As you travel around the highways, byways, unknown locations, and surprising vistas in the state of California, what appearances, impressions, sensations, influences, and/or qualities do you discover that motivate you to create a California quilt using the hues, tints, shades, and tones to depict a particular place in California?”

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Quilts by Teresa Shippy
They’re back, bigger and bolder than ever, Cool Classic Rides 2!  Teresa Shippy’s CCR2 was motivated by CCR1’s success, excitement and favorable comments from all. CCR2 comprises a number of classic alternative rides in addition to classic cars. This second collection has also been created from her cut-up quilts, leftover painted fabric pieces, vintage men’s ties, wool scraps and lots of threadwork. Teresa’s inspiration for Cool Classic Rides is her love for vintage. She remembers the cars we used to drive as kids. Some were hand-me-downs, however, we never thought that was the case. We were always excited to get behind the wheel of the next slightly used ride. Take a walk down memory lane and enjoy the rides.” Pictured: Teresa Shippy with some of her Cool Classic Rides.

Diverse Visions
Adirondack Regional Textile Artists’ Alliance
This year, the Adirondack Regional Textile Artists’ Alliance (ARTAA) is celebrating eleven years of exploration, encouragement, critiques, and exhibits as fiber artists working together. This small group of artists from upstate New York is often inspired by a single theme while working toward a cohesive exhibit, but more often each member regularly seeks to develop and expand her own individual approach to art. There is a theme to our 2016 ARTAA exhibit, but due to the varied interpretations, we dare you to identify it. ARTAA was established in the fall of 2005 when a small group of like-minded artists decided to explore and share the joy of art quilting together.

DoorsDoors
Country Crossroads Quilters
Inspired by photographs of the doorways of older homes and buildings in their community, the members of Country Crossroads Quilters of Modesto, California, challenged each other to recreate in fabric realistic depictions of their favorite portals. A two-day guild workshop covered pattern making and fusing techniques as well as the use of Inktense pencil and Setacolor acrylics to achieve lifelike details and shadows. Through creative use of fabrics, thread work, tulle and paint, old neighborhoods came to life in cloth. Pictured: Susan Van Voorhees "Door of Our Lives"

 

 

 

From Verse to Visual
Fibervision
Sparked by the selected works of a small group of Santa Barbara poets, fiber artists translated rich textual compositions into the language of cloth. Whether elevating, poignant, or whimsical, the quilt makers responded to the lyrics in personally meaningful ways, sometimes only gesturing toward the poet’s words and, in other instances, rendering them more figuratively. Founded in 2003, Fibervision is a collective of California textile artists who meet to support each other in promoting the quilt as art. The group’s 24 members reside in the Central Coast counties of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

Infinite Connections
Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists
Infinite Possibilities Final 1This exhibit is dedicated to the infinite opportunities for connections and all they bring to our lives.  It allows each artist to explore the meaning of the word “infinite” and how that meaning might relate to the people and world around us.

Pictured: Infinite Possibilities by Mia Bloom

 

 

Let It Grow
Mason Dixon Quilt Professionals Network
The MDQPN is excited to present our 2016 Challenge, Let It Grow! The exhibit consists of 20 quilts depicting the growth of everything from world peace, family, love, chocolate, nature, fantasy to quilting skills and money!! The quilt professionals who contributed to this exhibit include five quilt book authors with nine quilt books among them, two quilt shop/quilt business owners, 6 professional quilt teachers and three professional quilt judges.

Maps
Presented by Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
We usually use maps to help us get where we want to go, but they also can tell us where we are in the universe and more about our surroundings. This exhibit features fiber art quilt pieces based on the many interpretations and uses of maps in our lives.

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Quilts by Kathleen Probst
Modern Simplicity reflects Kathleen Probst’s path toward minimalism. Her work is influenced by mid-century modern furniture, and the art and architecture of the Bauhaus era. Using her hand-dyed fabric, a camera and a computer, Probst balances clean lines and simplicity with design elements of strong color that define her shapes. Large expanses of open space provide a stage for subtle quilting letting her bold graphic designs inform the work. Pictured: Alinea-#5

Mountain Textile Magic
Mountain Art Quilters
Mountain Art Quilters, a group from Nevada County foothills, promotes quilting as an art form. Their innovative pieces are all original from concept, to design, to completion. They incorporate various techniques, such as snow dyeing to achieve the unique style of the art quilters creations.

Oasis
SAQA SoCal
Southern California and Southern Nevada Studio Art Quilt Associates  (SAQA) members interpret the theme ‘Oasis,’ in our newest exhibit.  From near or afar, the uniform size of the quilts will invite the viewer in to see each member’s idea of what their own ‘Oasis’ is.  Co-juried by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison.

Quilters Treasure Challenge 2016
Grand Prize Winter Berry 2016 03 21 17 03 13 UTCThe winning entries of Quilters Treasure’s 12th Annual Challenge were announced at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. The theme was “What is Your Passion?” Entrants used the challenge fabric Cardinal Red from Quilters Treasure. Sponsors for this challenge included Singer Sewing Machine, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Quilters Rule, Barb’s Original, YLI Thread and Morgan Products. Visit www.QuiltersTreasure.com for details and an entry form for the 13th Annual Challenge. Quilters Treasure is a family owned & operated business. Joel & Bobbie Bergquist travel the United States approximately 45 weeks out of the year, attending quilt & fabric shows, meeting new people and occasionally doing some sight-seeing along the way. Pictured left is the 2016 Challenge Grand Prize Winner - Winter Berry. See more at www.QuiltersTreasure.com.  




Reflections in Black & White

Presented by Deborah Lyn Stanley
Reflections in Black & White is based upon original photography by Deborah Lyn Stanley. “I have enjoyed capturing people in everyday situations in my photos for years. I digitally manipulated my photo selections and created fractured arrangements for this collection.” The artist’s original photography is digitally enhanced and printed on 100% cotton fabric, cotton batting, canvas backing, machine quilted.

Seven Artists, Seven Years
Paradise Textile Artists
Paradise Textile Artists have been meeting once a month for the past seven years to share, critique, and encourage each other in their artistic endeavors. They exhibit their work in both individual or group shows. There are seven artists in the Paradise Textile Artists:  Lori Anderson, Barbara Friedman, Kathleen McCabe, Janice Robinson Pennington, Noreen Ring, Mary Tabar, and Heather Urquhart. This exhibit celebrates “Seven Artists, Seven Years.”

Shadows
Quilts on the Wall Textile Artists
Quilts on the Wall is a group of Southern California fiber artists who each have depicted the idea of shadows in their personal styles, from innovative to carefully representational.  Native women, freeways, forests, canyons and glass ... each cast unique shadows. Our 15 artists have expressed these images with fabric, paint and textured stitching, creating an exhibit to inspire others with their creative interpretation of ideas.