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The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
& Mancuso Show Management Are Proud to Present:

Beauty and High Ideals in our Sixth Year - Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild
The Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild is in its sixth year of existence. As shown in this exhibit of our work we strive to create modern quilts that are beautiful and uphold the high ideals of the modern quilting movement.  As modern quilters, we strive to explore the many facets of the modern quilt movement through diverse group and individual projects. Our membership is comprised of modern quilters from Lancaster, Chester, and Berks counties and beyond.  Visit us at: lancastermqg.com, on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Better Together – Main Line Quilt Guild
The past two years have been a challenge for everyone! Better Together is the Main Line Quilters Guild celebration of being able to return to the activities we missed with a renewed sense of appreciation.  So many things are just better together than they are individually. We explored this theme in different ways, some playful and some thought-provoking.  The Guild learned creative ways to be together even when we are not in the same room and that the time we spend together really is precious.  We hope you enjoy the quilts and enjoy what Together means most to you.

 

Black Threads Sister Quilters – Christian Compassion Quilters
Quilts are made by Christian Compassion quilters during the Pandemic.  Quilters utilized various scraps left over from making masks and other quilts made for charity. The vibrant colors in these quilts demonstrate our African heritage. These quilts demonstrate skill, color schemes, and techniques taught within the organization. Quilters meet in West Philadelphia in space provided by Christian Compassion Church on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Our motto is “Each One, Teach One with teachers from the quilting community and members within the group. 

 

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!  

 

Fabulous Faces by Jean Impey & Freddy Moran
What happens when two Inspiring and Energetic Artists, combine their love of quilting, friendship, and talents? Creativity explodes into a one-of-a-kind Collection…"Fabulous Faces"

Renowned quilters Freddy Moran and Jean Impey joined their creative spirits when they agreed to teach a Collage Retreat in Santa Barbara, CA.   Each artist has their own unique style of portraits, and each portrait has a unique story and name.  

We hope you enjoy the “Fabulous Faces " exhibition. 

Inquiries for purchase can be made at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FreddyAndJean

 

Hoffman Challenge  2021/2022 - Into the Meadows
Naturally, we want to celebrate with YOU because it is your creativity and loyalty to our brand that allows us to continue to lead the way in textiles. There's no better way to celebrate than joining in on the 33rd Annual Hoffman Challenge. Our "Into the Meadow" digital print collection make up the 2021-2022 Hoffman Challenge Collection. We are putting you to the ultimate test this year! For the first time ever, Hoffman Challenge participants are required to use a minimum of 2 out of 5 fabrics from the collection in their artwork entry. Ready to celebrate with us?

 

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.  

 

MaskParade: Your Face Says It All! by Kathryn Jensen White
The meanings behind a mask have always been complex, from innocent Halloween or Mardi Gras accessory to signature component of the superhero to nefarious disguise of the criminal. In early 2020, they took on a new meaning, one that engaged quilters worldwide: protection from Covid 19. In the absence of adequate PPE, quilters stepped up to make untold thousands of masks for frontline workers, family, friends and even desperate healthcare workers. And masks soon became political and social flashpoints, with a polarized nation taking sides on mandates and other mask-related issues. These 40+ wall pieces reflect my thoughts, serious and not-so-serious, on masks as mini-billboards containing maxi-messages.

Mt. Airy Does Modern Tula – Mt. Air Quilters
Pre-pandemic Mt. Airy Quilters had embarked on a challenge to create quilt pieces using Tula Pink’s City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.  It was time of sharing skills and challenging each other.  The pandemic hit and we did not meet in person for a long time, however many kept working on the challenge.   Some created quilts, wall hanging, and placemats. So, join us on the journey of Modern Tula!

 

Nature Shapes - AQuA
NatureShapes AQuA

AQuA, the Art Quilt Association, presents "Nature Shapes”. The circle,  square, rectangle, and triangle are four basic shapes, however we can view these shapes through the prism of the organic laws of nature. As edges blur and soften,  objects defy these narrow bounds.   Through the artistic lens the ripe tomato becomes stunning, the golden Aspen leaves unforgettable, the snow on a cold morning like diamonds, and a lichen covered rock along the trail entrancing. The Art Quilt Association members explore the Nature Shapes that capture their eyes.


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. 

 

Queen Elizabeth II; Past, Present & Platinum - Calico Cutters Quilt Guild
In 2021, when we were searching for a good theme for our annual quilt challenge, bits and pieces about Queen Elizabeth’s 70th Jubilee had just started popping up in the press. We knew it was going to be a gala event in the UK. Why not join the fun? We chose this specific theme because it gave anyone interested a wide lens in which to find their inspiration. We didn’t get many entries but the quilts here show the wide range of our guild’s personality, talent and technique!


Quilters Choice – Quilters of the Round Table 
By letting each member/quilter decide their  own theme for this year’s show, we hope to increase  participation and at the same time showcase the Group’s large and varied taste in quilting.  No two quilters are alike and it is hoped that a “quilters choice exhibit” will give all our members a greater opportunity to participate  and  the inspiration to display their completed works.

 

Quilts of the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild
The Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild (PhillyMQG) is a chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild. Members  meet to share their love of modern quilting and activities focus on modern quilting aesthetics and techniques. According to The Modern Quilt Guild: “Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways. ‘Modern traditionalism’ or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.” Contact us at phillymodernquiltguild@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild or  Instagram at PhillyMQG for more information. 

 

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."

 

Threefold: The Art of the Triptych - Mountain Art Quilters of Western North Carolina
Triptychs have been popular from the Middle Ages to the present day. The task for members of Mountain Art Quilters in Western North Carolina and invited artists from Virginia was to create a three-part art quilt that meets the definition of a triptych. The three parts speak as a whole, and can be abstract or representational, in whatever style of art quilt the artist chooses. 

 

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 artists’ unique interpretation of a word, phrase, or pun.