Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Forming Our Lives: Three Women, Three Phenomenal Stories at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

Forming Our Lives: Three Women, Three Phenomenal Stories
Forming Our Lives: Three Women, Three Phenomenal Stories will run from July 26-Sept 14, 2014 at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

In the exhibit Forming Our Lives, three women recount personal stories that have affected and continue to shape their lives.

Bonnie J. Smith found herself literally swimming upstream in her life after a work related injury forced her to use a wheel chair. Carol Larson was surgically shortened six inches as a teenager to make her a better fit for society. Cristina Velazquez’s work questions the world that says, “Women must be and do certain things.”

The artwork they have created continually asks the question, “Why do certain situations happen in our lives and how do we overcome them?” and gives insight into how three women have answered those hard questions.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Anyplace we hang our hat is home; Karen Flamme

Karen Flamme's quilt "Anyplace we hang our hat is home" is one of 19 quilts juried into The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Home exhibit.  It will debut at the Fall Quilt Market in Houston then travel for the next two years.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Northern California Inspirations featured on The Quilt Show blog

Our regional exhibit, Northern California Inspirations, was featured on The Quilt Show blog on July 11, 2014. You can view the slide show here. The blog post in its entirety can be seen here. The Quilt Show was taping new episodes for their show at the San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum when they came upon the NorCA/NorNV region's show at the museum.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Canyonlands 3, Gail Sims

Gail Sims' Canyonlands 3 was accepted into the 27th annual Northern National Art Competition at the Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and will show from July 22 to Sept. 12th, 2014.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Work by Judy Coates Perez, Susan Else, Jean Jurgenson, Geri Patterson-Kutras in the Crocker Art Museum

Work by four artist members of the NorCA/NorNV region of Studio Art Quilt Associates will be on display June 24-July 13 at the Crocker Art Museum in association with the traveling exhibit Workt By Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts .
Arbol de Vida, Judy Coates Perez
The work of Susan Else, Jean Jurgenson, Geri Patterson-Kutras and Judy Coates-Perez will be on display in the Community Room adjoining the exhibit.
Wake Up Call, Susan Else

The Crocker invited SAQA to assist them in promoting the quilt as an art form. This outreach event will help  educate visitors about the process, history and variety of art quilts.

Hong Kong Taxi, Jean Jurgenson
The Workt By Hand exhibit showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned decorative arts collection and spans over two centuries of quilt making.

Courage, Geri Patterson-Kutras

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Seven quilt sold from the Northern California Inspirations exhibit

Seven quilts have sold so far from the region's exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles! The artists whose work was sold from the regional exhibit, Northern California Inspirations include:

Jenny K. Lyon
Dolores Miller
Denise Oyama Miller
Patricia Porter
Priscilla Read
Lin Schiffner
Susan Siefkin

The exhibit runs at the museum through July 20th.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nancy Ryan and Denise Oyama Miller to exhibit at La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum

Winter Scene, Nancy Ryan
Nancy Ryan and Denise Oyama Miller have been notified that their work has been included into the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum’s 2015 schedule. Their exhibit “Impressions in Fabric” will run from April 1st thru June 28, 2015 at the Historic Gaches Mansion in La Conner, Washington. There will be over 30 quilts of the landscape of the West Coast, including forests, farmlands, florals, water and sky.

Yosemite Gold, Denise Oyama Miller
Nancy and Denise are very honored and excited about this amazing opportunity which came about after displaying their work at Empty Spools Seminars as Featured Artists in 2013.  A reception will be held at the Museum on Saturday, April 4, 2014.

For additional information on this exhibit, please contact the Museum.
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
703 South 2nd Street
La Conner, WA 98257-1270