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Special Exhibits

Quiltfest Greenville, SC & Mancuso Show Management Are Proud to Present:

#YeahThatQuiltGuild: Modern Quilting in Greenville, SC
The Greenville Modern Quilt Guild began earlier this decade as a small group of quilters interested in exploring the use of modern design in this traditional craft. Since joining the Modern Quilt Guild in 2015 as an official chapter of the national organization, we have grown to nearly 100 members. Our members -- women, men and even one "junior" member -- range from beginning quilters and traditional quilters who are interested in learning about modern quilt designs, to quilt designers, bloggers and published authors.

The quilts in this exhibit include examples from our workshops and annual guild challenges, as well as pieces that have hung at QuiltCon and other national and regional shows. We welcome you to ask our volunteers about our work and invite you to join us at an upcoming guild meeting. You can learn more about our guild on our website (www.greenvillemodernquiltguild.com) or follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@greenvillemodernquiltguild).

ARTrageous Strippers - ARTrageous
ARTrageous Fiber Artists is a group of women from Columbia, Missouri, who meet monthly to explore various mixed media techniques. For a number of years several members have enjoyed stretching their creativity by participating in an annual art quilt challenge. There are specific requirements chosen for each challenge. The main requirements for the 2020 challenge are as follows: The quilts must 1) measure 26” wide by 31” long, 2) contain an image of a heart, either visible or hidden, and 3) the background must be completely strip pieced. Just as all of the participants in the group are unique individuals, so are the strip-pieced entries.  While each quilt conforms to the requirements for the challenge, they are distinctively different in color, style and subject matter. It is always a delightful surprise to see how each fiber artist interprets and expresses their individual artistic skills in the execution of the challenge. 

Bloomin' in the Carolinas – Foothill Piecemakers
Foothills Piecemakers Quilting Guild is proud to have completed our latest biennial quilt show, "Bloomin' in the Carolinas," just a few short weeks ago here in Greenville. Many of the quilts on display here were in our show. Our guild is involved in teaching and sharing the art of quilting, as well as supporting several local charitable efforts. We hope you enjoy the exhibit and that you will visit our website, foothillsquilts.com, to learn more about us and our upcoming events. We would love to have you visit us at our monthly meetings. Enjoy our quilts!


Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge – Cherrywood Fabrics
What can one create with just one color? Every year, Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics challenges artists to create a unique piece of art with a limited color palette. Given simple rules, entrants were encouraged to push themselves creatively to design an original fiber art piece, taking inspiration from the art and legacy of the late Bob Ross, creator of Public Television’s “The Joy of Painting.” Four traveling exhibits were chosen from more than 400 submissions. The cohesive colors, size, theme and texture of Cherrywood makes the exhibit one-of-a-kind. There were no limits on technique, so the viewer will see incredible manipulations of fabric in these 20-inch quilts. The collection is stunning and we hope you can appreciate the time and artistry that went into these creations! Cherrywood is proud of this beautiful textile tribute to an iconic man who continues to bring joy to a new generation.


Doing It Our Way - Designer Divas
This group, an associate of the Asheville Quilt Guild, is a vibrant collection of artistic individuals with diverse backgrounds, ages and experience levels who have a universal love of textiles and fiber. The group gathers each month to discuss clothing trends and techniques, plus ways to grow our knowledge. We show off our accomplishments and discuss our methods of construction. We teach each other, learn from each other and challenge ourselves to expand our horizons in artistic work. We are sewers, quilters, knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, felters, weavers, painters, beaders, jewelry makers, pattern designers, eco printers and oh so many other things. In addition to new garments, we have challenged ourselves to explore the recycling/repurposing/refashioning of gently used clothing and other materials into new garments. We explored methods of zero-waste fabric cutting to create new innovative garments without leftovers. We were inspired by designer collage technique to piece fabrics, scraps, and stash remnants to create new exciting garments.  We also created ethnic FOLKWEAR pattern garments and presented our work in fashion shows. What we display here before you are some of our creations using many of the methods we mentioned above.  We hope you enjoy our exhibit and possibly find yourself inspired.

Exploring Vintage Linens by Nancy Breland
Nancy Breland shows how to use vintage linens to make beautiful wall quilts. The 21 quilts in this special display show her work over the past ten years. Her work features tablecloths, doilies and lacy trims. Many pieces are embellished with beads and pearl buttons. Perhaps this display will inspire you to take out your vintage linens and make them into something more.

Global Quilting Styles - Allyson Allen
Quilting techniques in the United States reflect a combination of styles influenced by textile art from many other countries. For much of the time while we’re creating our work we’re unaware of the origins of the beautiful embellishments and finishes we’re stitching into a quilt. Whether you enjoy paper-piecing and album style patchwork, stuffed trapunto work, or reverse appliqué, you’ll be surprised to learn where those techniques originated. This special exhibit features an international sampling of the most popular favorites.

HERstory Quilts: A Celebration of Strong Women - Curated by Susanne Jones
You studied history. Come and view HERstory. Throughout history, women struggled to have a voice and we got it in the USA in 1920, the right to vote. Let’s celebrate the amazing things that women everywhere have accomplished since then. We all have women that we admire who are courageous, intelligent and ground-breakers. This exhibit, by 84 artists from seven countries, includes tributes to women well known to us, as well as those who worked behind the scenes. These quilts celebrate strong women who cracked glass ceilings and those who made discoveries. Women who shook the world by breaking into fields previously reserved for men are commemorated, as are those who were the first to do something before any man. Art quilts honor athletes, authors, artists, aviators and astronauts, business leaders, educators, entertainers, mathematicians, scientists, writers, and world leaders.

Inspired by Endangered Species
Featured in this important and timely collection are skillfully made original portrayals of animals and plants whose populations are sadly plummeting. Passionate and inspired artists near and far explore a broad range of species inhabiting the land, sky, and sea that are in jeopardy. Future generations deserve our greatest efforts to preserve and protect our precious planet and the beauty of species it contains.

More Than a Baker’s Dozen - Greater Columbia Quilters
This exhibit will feature techniques from traditional, contemporary,  modern, crazy quilting, art quilts, hand pieced and appliquéd to commercially quilted works by quilt makers of the Greater Columbia Quilt Guild.  Based in Columbia, SC, the Guild's purpose is to foster the art of quilting by providing educational programming and a nurturing atmosphere for quilt makers of all skill levels.

My Journey into Quilting by Joyce Hughes

Joyce Hughes is an Award Winning self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author. Very early in my quilting journey, she designed pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules”, she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results! This exhibit shows the growth of a quilter, designer and teacher. Included is her very first Art quilt, First Ribbon, to present day quilts using panels to enable teaching a variety of different techniques such as overlay application, bobbin work and dimensional thread painting. Currently, her book, “Creating Art Quilts with Panels”- working with Fabric Panels to create dimension and texture with threads and embellishments- Creating a style of my own! Joyce loves to teach and share her tips. One of her proudest accomplishments is when a student creates their own Art Quilts following Joyce's technique of Dimensional Thread Painting!

Seen Through a Window - Quilts on the Wall
“Seen Through a Window” inspired quilt artists to stretch the definition of “window” and consider what one would see, not only from the traditional window in a home, but also through a “window of time” in the universe. Quilts on the Wall is an association of textile artists from Southern California.
 
Spotted in the Garden - Quilts on the Wall
“Spotted in the Garden” will take viewers on an artistic stroll along a garden path. From little bugs hiding among the leaves, to wildlife spying on pray, to butterflies and birds fluttering among flowers, viewers will be taken on a tour. Each artist creates a unique piece of art, be it traditional, contemporary or experimental. Quilts on the Wall is an association of textile artists from Southern California.

Stretching Art and Tradition 21: Community - Stretching Art and Tradition
SAT is a world community of fiber artists who are inspired by the world in which they live. SAT 21 challenges participants to examine their motivation and the inspiration found in community and fabric, in order to create a representation which illustrates personal passion, joy, concern, or simply touches the heart. Take a moment to view the quilts and celebrate both the unity and diversity of this community of artists.

World Wide Whispers - Curated by Debbi Cagney
World Wide Whispers is a display of 60 International quilts. The project was led by Ann Hill (Scotland), with Paula Rafferty (Ireland), Jeltje van Essen (The Netherlands), Debbi Cagney (USA) and Kim Caskey (Canada) all agreeing to participate. It was agreed that each country would contribute 12 quilts during this year long project. The leader of each country started things off using an original photo as inspiration to create their piece, photographing their finished piece and sending the photo and artist statement to the next person on the team. The next team member used that photo as their inspiration to create their piece, photographed it and sent it along to the next person, and so on and so on. Confidentiality was of utmost importance, as quilters received information about the previous piece only. Once each country’s pieces were completed, the collection was revealed to all of the participants.

Quilting is Music to My Ears - Busy Bees Quilt Guild
The Busy Bees Quilt Guild presents this years’ quilt challenge: Quilting is Music to My Ears. Members were challenged to create something quilted to represent their favorite song. The song could be represented in the fabric, design, theme, colors, the quilting or in the name of the quilt block. Finished pieces could be any size: a quilt, wall hanging, purse or anything left to the imagination. The Busy Bees Quilt Guild was established in 2007, to encourage interest in and appreciation for the art of quilt making via educating guild members and/or others through fellowship and philanthropy in the Upstate, while providing programs that promote full discussions and exchange of ideas. The Guild meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Main Street Presbyterian Church in Fountain Inn, South Carolina.

Quilts of Valor - Upstate, SC Chapter
Founded by Catherine Roberts, the mother of a deployed vet in Iraq, Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) has been awarding quilts made with love to honor and comfort our veterans. Since November 2003, with the support of local sewers, quilt shops, and guilds, QOVF has had the honor to award 226,042 quilts. Quilts of Valor are tokens of appreciation that unequivocally say,"Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor."

South Carolina Dream Big - Quilters of South Carolina
Established in 1994, Quilters of South Carolina is dedicated to recognizing individual quilt makers and quilt groups through out South Carolina; to provide opportunities for communication, education, and participation; and to promote the history, art, and craft of quilt making. Quilters of South Carolina is the statewide quilt guild with over 650 members.