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Special Exhibits

QuiltFest Greenville, SC & Mancuso Show Management
are Proud to Present:

Colorado - AQuA
Colorado AQuA

Colorado is our home, a state of mind, and a lifestyle. Winter, summer, autumn, or spring, the beauty of Colorado is everywhere. From our headwater rivers to fourteener mountain tops and canyon bottoms; from the eastern plains to the stark Denver skyline on a snowy day; and from sand dunes, to dinosaur beds there is something to dazzle at every turn. The roads, tunnels, and bridges themselves are dizzying and lead to engaging cultural connections whether ancient, cowboy or urbane. The Art Quilt Association knows the Western Slope is the best, just eat a local peach to know it is true. Pictured: “Colorado State Flower” by Janet Schupp, “Morning Feeding 1922” by Eldrid Schafer, and “Unconformity - A River Runs Thru It” by Mary Grande.

COVID Hope Quilts
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.   

Creativity during COVID Lockdown- Greater Columbia Quilters
for V and CoQuilts made during COVID lockdown using up our stashes, finishing UFOs, and making new creations. 






Doing It Our Way – Presented by the 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 we 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 recycling/repurposing/refashioning 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 the designer collage technique to piece fabrics, scraps, and stash remnants to create new exciting garments.  We created ethnic FOLKWEAR  Pattern garments and presented our work in fashion shows.

What we display here before you are some of our creations (25) using many of the methods we mentioned above.  We hope you enjoy our exhibit.  Possibly you will find yourself inspired.

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

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!

Every Quilt Has A Story - Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild

Garden State of Mind – Hoffman Challenge 2020
There's no better way to celebrate than with the 32nd Annual Hoffman Challenge. Hoffman Fabric's "Garden State of Mind" digital print collection made up the 2020-2021 Hoffman Challenge Collection. They put artists to the ultimate test! For the first time ever, Hoffman Challenge participants were required to use a minimum of 3 out of 6 fabrics from the collection in their artwork entry. 

HERstory: Quilts: A Celebration of Strong Women
HERstoryYou 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 Elvis
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To celebrate the music, movies, and life of the King of Rock and Roll, fiber artists made 94 original 36” x 36” art quilts to honor Elvis Presley. Enjoy a wide range of interpretations, from realistic to humorous to abstract.  Quilts pictured, left to right, were created by Pat Sloan, Debra Gabel, and Bunnie Jordan. Curated by Donna DeSoto.

It's Not All Black and White  - Quilts on the Wall
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.

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!

Princess Diana – Cherrywood Fabrics
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.

Quilted Portraits
The exhibit showcases faces, figures, people at work and at play (and even a few pets), in a wide array of styles and techniques. Our goal is to tell the story behind the face, personal, historical, or mythological. The art is created by worldwide members of our study/critique groups, classes, and a Facebook group called  "It's All About the Face," a universal forum for lively discussion, growth, and inspiration. Exhibit authored and curated by Phyllis Cullen and Cindy Richard. Pictured, left to right: Carolus Duran by Jack Edson, Hard at Work, Mystery of the Eyes, Trusting, and For You.

Quilting Busy Bees of The UPSTATE - Busy Bees Quilt Guild
The Busy Bees Quilt Guild has been very active in the Upstate for the past 15 years.  Our exhibit will include quilts that are very traditional along with those that are contemporary.  In addition, there will be some challenge quilts that members have completed.  We look forward to sharing our work with members of the community!

Stone, Water, Time –
Poetry by Maura High and Quilts by Lyric Montgomery Kinard StoneWEB

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 viewers' 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."

This Is Us! – Landrum Quilters
This is Us Landrum Quilters
Landrum Quilters proudly shares the talents of past winners from our bi-annual quilt show. Organized in 1980, our club has grown to include more than 90 members who share a common love of creativity through quilting and fabric arts. Our exhibit also includes a journey along the 45 quilt block Foothills Quilt Trail developed by Landrum Quilters in cooperation with the City of Landrum.



The Upstate Heritage Quilt TrailUpstate Heritage Trail

It all began in Adams County, Ohio in 2001 with Donna Sue Groves, a Field Representative with the Ohio Arts Council. She decorated her family barn with a quilt square pattern from one of her mother’s quilts. Pictured above #275 Friendship Star, Westminster, SC; #185 Carpenters Wheel, Westminster, SC; and #270 Rolling Landscape - Lake & Mountains, Salam, SC. 

It grew to over 20 quilt panels in Adams County, Ohio and now quilt panels can be found in every state and many states have several local trails participating in this wonderful movement. To find quilt trails throughout the United States visit Barn Quilt Info. Oconee County was the first county in South Carolina to embrace the Quilt Trail concept. They added their own special features to the model by extending the Quilt Trail to homes, historic buildings, parks, schools, and businesses that want to participate. Anderson and Pickens Counties joined this effort early on and the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail was on its way. The founding group thought a local quilt trail would be a good way to preserve our heritage and involve the community in supporting this art form. The project is community-based and involves individuals from all walks of life and ages. It’s not unusual to find production team volunteers providing a quilting education program at local schools and then supervising students to paint a panel for their school.

Quilting has a long tradition in the Upstate of South Carolina and continues today with traditional and studio quilters throughout the area. Many of these quilters are honored in the stories written about the quilts displayed on the Trail. Many of the original quilts can be seen at various destination sites throughout the area. Production team members work closely with quilters and quilt owners to bring their historic quilt back to its original colors or to replicate their special quilt. More quilt panels are underway as requests come in from throughout the area.

With the printable PDF of the quilts on the quilt trail along with addresses, and the interactive map, visitors can easily find the quilt blocks they want to view.
Please keep in mind that these quilt squares are on private property and should be viewed and photographed from public roads. Many owners may allow a closer look if you ask their permission.

Wordplay and Puns - TAVA 
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.