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Special Exhibits

The Pacific International Quilt Festival & Mancuso Show Management Are Proud to Present:

Edward M. Bostick – One Man Show
Bostick 19 Scrap Quilt in Memory of My Dog Taz    Bostick 21 Gotham Star 

Greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to my one-man quilt show! My name is Edward M. Bostick; I was born in Beaufort, South Carolina. I’m a self-taught quilt maker who comes from a long line of family quilt makers including my grandmother, great aunt, and two aunts. I’m intrigued by the brilliant colors and the geometrical applications of quilting. My interest in quilting was rekindled after 9/11. I’ve exhibited widely, and am a member of the Quilters of Color Network of New York. I retired in 2020 after teaching in the Developmental Skills Department of the Borough of Manhattan Community College for 45 years.

Over the past 25 years, I have enjoyed making a variety of quilt blocks from scrap and patchwork to traditional and improvisational quilts. I am also a fan of foundation paper piecing. My favorite color palettes include black, white, and red and I often like to explore the African-American Scrap Quilt traditions, especially in the vein of Gee’s Bend Quilts. 

Pictured above: #19 Scrap Quilt in Memory of my Dog (Taz); #21 Gotham Star

Thank you for visiting my One Man Show.

 

Bridges - 20 Perspectives
A collaborative effort, - and a challenge. "20 Perspectives" is an international group of professional quilt artists. For this challenge we asked ourselves, "What is a bridge?", The answers demonstrate a stunning variety of approaches and interpretations, from the pictorial to abstract to metaphorical, linguistic, and musical . And our collaborative piece, a slice by slice interpretation of the famous Pont Neuf in Paris, "bridges" the geographical and cultural distances between us.

Previously exhibited at various European venues, we are grateful to Mancuso show management for the opportunity to share our visions with viewers throughout the US as well.

 

COVID Hope Quilts
COVID Hope
The mission of the Covid-19 Hope Quilt community-based art project is “to express gratitude for frontline workers fighting the pandemic and honor those who have suffered or died.” The project began when founder Diane Canney asked her mother what she wanted for her 95th birthday, who answered: help others during the pandemic. Inspired by the AIDS quilt, Canney invited quilters, artists, children, people of all ages from across America to quilt, paint or decorate fabric blocks, many with personal stories and meanings. The blocks were then made into quilts by members of the project team. Intended to inspire healing, unity, remembrance, and hope for treatment and a cure for Covid-19, these quilts bring hope to our communities through the healing power of art.   

 

 Endangered - Textile Art by “Quilts on the Wall”
Endangered

The 2021 Challenge Theme “Endangered” was broadly interpreted. Each piece is accompanied by an Artist Statement that reflects the maker’s inspiration. Many artists chose to emphasize environmental themes, the loss of biodiversity in our ecosystems, and the interrelationship of earth, wind, fire, and water to humans on a planet with limited natural resources. The artist saw the beauty in our world, and by their work seek to encourage viewers to preserve it. Other artists were concerned with challenges to societal organizational norms endangered by assaults on the very fiber of the American experiment in a democracy “by the people, of the people, and for the people.” The theme was intended to inspire both contemplation and visual enjoyment.

Pictured above: Endangered in the East by Karen Johnson, and Monarch's Risky Reign byTara Ritacco.

Quilts on the Wall members are a group of Southern California textile artists. The group votes on at least two Challenges a year allowing members to create their own vision of the theme. Both juried and non-juried exhibits travel to local and national venues such as quilt and textile art shows and are displayed in art galleries and magazines. 

Quilts on the Wall gallery: https://www.quiltsonthewall.com. 
Information at info@quiltsonthewall.com. 

New Members Welcomed!  

  

It's Not All Black and White – “Quilts on the Wall”
Its Not All BW

It’s Not All Black and White refers to a metaphor representing two different extremes, or two opposites. Young children will often think in these extreme terms because they have not yet developed the nuanced cognitive skills required to see both sides of an issue. The exhibit is a juried collection of 24 textile art pieced by 24 artists. It is intended to be “graphic” — vivid · explicit · expressive · detailed · uninhibited · striking and forceful when presented as a whole, yet allow each individual artist a unique voice to express their artistic style.

Pictured: Hang in There - Sally Freeberg; Hello Yellow Brick Road - Carol Churchill; I Wish I May, I Wish I Might - Judy Crotts; My Lexus - Karen Markley, 

Quilts on the Wall members are a group of Southern California textile artists. The group votes on at least two Challenges a year allowing members to create their own vision of the theme. Both juried and non-juried exhibits travel to local and national venues such as quilt and textile art shows and are displayed in art galleries and magazines.  

 

New Quilts of Northern California
This juried exhibit is an annual favorite at PIQF. View the work of Northern California’s most well-known and upcoming quilt makers. This amazing exhibition of recent works is presented by the Northern California Quilt Council and curated by NCQC Board members.

  

Princess Diana Cherrywood Challenge
Diana
Diana’s warm personality changed the way the world viewed the royal family. We challenge you to create a unique fiber art piece honoring her life, using gorgeous hand-dyed fabric in fresh pinks. This year, Cherrywood Fabrics have replaced the black with our NEW pure white. The cuts of fabric are generous, just like the princess herself. Princess Diana quilts pictured: Kindness Always by Sarah Thacker and The Avante Garde Princess by Alexis Delbridge - First Place Winner.

 

Piece-ful Protest by Allyson Allen
Because unique and beautiful protest art gets attention and can inspire change. These quilts by Allyson Allen document some of the ongoing racism, xenophobia, and misogyny that was amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each quilt focuses on an issue of social or global concern. 

 

Stone, Water, Time –
Poetry by Maura High and Quilts by Lyric Montgomery Kinard 
Stone Water Time
Lyric Kinard’s striking textile art and Maura High’s eloquent poetry come together in fluid harmony as they explore interactions between stone, water, and time. Inspired by the form, function, and beauty of historic mills and grindstones, Maura and Lyric riff off each other’s work. They have created a thought-provoking conversation in the abstract, leaving space for the viewer's own interpretations. The exhibit is an enchanting interaction between disparate media, the solidity of stone and malleability of cloth, the changeable flow of water and the written language, and the inevitability of the passage of time.

Maura was born in the Rhondda Valley, in Wales, and traveled widely with her parents and younger sister all through her childhood, before eventually settling down in Carrboro, North Carolina. Through all those moves, she read whatever she could get her hands on, and she wrote: exercise books full of stories and poems. She is now a grandmother and has worked as an editor and teacher. And she still travels, still reads avidly, and still writes. Many of her poems have been published in journals. A chapbook, The Garden of Persuasions, won the 2013 Jacar Press chapbook award. The poems in this exhibition are all rooted in the North Carolina piedmont, specifically, in the Bolin Creek floodplain.

Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award-winning artist and educator, transforming cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creatives in her workshops. She too has always loved to read, write, and travel, having found a way to combine all three. She writes for quilting magazines and teaches her love of art and design to quilters around the world. In her past life, she was a musician, earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah, and has also formally studied architecture. She currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her ever-supportive and almost perfect husband and some of their patient and wonderful five children.  


Stretching Art and Tradition 22: When One Door Closes 

We've all been challenged this past year and a half in ways we would never have guessed.  Extended quarantines, working from home, and a sputtering global economy have likely caused you to think "now what?.  Well, we'd like to explore what happens when a change of plans is forced upon us.  You can, as always, interpret this theme liberally.  Something my mother told me when I was a teenager, disappointed by a lost opportunity was:  When the door closes, a window opens.  Another popular variation is "when one door closes, another opens".  These sayings can be comforting or frustrating depending on the situation and your frame of mind.  So, for SAT22, artists are interpreting the theme "When One Door Closes."

 

Wordplay and Puns - TAVA 
Word Play Puns

A collection of color-altered fabrics created by each artist over the course of several years set the stage for this vibrant exhibit. Indigo dyed, discharged pieces, fabrics dyed using various colorants, as well as painted fabrics are joined with each artist’s unique interpretation of a word, phrase, or pun. 

 Additional Exhibits will be added as information is received.