We continue our feature on quilts from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) exhibit, Layered & Stitched: Fifty Years of Innovation, as featured at the Texas Quilt Museum. The exhibit is described as:

Studio Art Quilt Associates presents Layered & Stitched: Fifty Years of Innovation at the Texas Quilt Museum in Galleries I and III. These studio art quilts, dating from 1968 to 2016, represent the extraordinary range of talented artists working in contemporary quilt art. Featuring a balance of abstract and representational styles, Layered & Stitched includes several foreign artists, with a wide geographic distribution of makers in general. The curatorial vision of this exhibition embraces diversity and excellence, including three-dimensional works. Juried by Nancy Bavor, Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles; Martha Sielman, Executive Director of SAQA; and Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, who says, "Jurying this spectacular exhibition was one of the highlights of my career! It is an amazing show of historic significance."

The exhibit has also been collected in a companion book as well, titled Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation by Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Martha Sielman, and edited by Sandra Sider. The book is described as:

Published by Schiffer Books, Art Quilts Unfolding offers full-color images of 400 masterpieces along with engaging interviews and profiles of 58 influential artists, key leaders, important events, and significant collections. Organized by decade, an additional 182 international artists' works are featured.
An introduction by Janet Koplos, former senior editor of Art in America, and a conclusion by Ulysses Grant Dietz, emeritus chief curator of the Newark Museum, help us to understand the impact and the future of the art.
The exhibit will be on display at:
(Due to the current situation around the country, dates for the exhibit have changed.)
Ross Art Museum, Delaware, Ohio: May 14, 2021 - July 2, 2021
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: October 10, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Please enjoy the ninth quilt from the exhibition by Dianne Firth.

Title of Quilt: Flora

Quilter's Name: Dianne Firth

Photos by Mary Kay Davis

#6 Old Quilter 2020-05-20 11:56
Yippee for creating a truly remarkable quilt that has me longing for summer afternoons of my childhood when I used to look up at the sky from under my favorite tree. ::
#5 Old Quilter 2020-05-20 11:51
Yippee for a truly amazing work of art that has me wanting to look at each petal individually. Reminds me of lazy summer afternoon looking up at the sky through the leaves on a tree
#4 fitness.jrbs 2020-05-17 21:44
Absolutely love this. My guess is that the green felt leaves have been sandwiched between 2 layers of net or tulle and then stitched, and this is then hung with a white backdrop, and when the light shines on it from certain directions you get the shadows of the petals falling on the white backdrop. So clever and inspirational.
#3 Bethelbee 2020-05-17 09:50
Looks like the petals/'flowers ' are floating. Interesting!
#2 Marlene Falot Stab 2020-05-17 08:42
Interesting pattern of light and shadow. I am curious how the shadows were made. Paint? Love how the petals seems to float.
#1 wilmaj 2020-05-17 08:22
That really does capture a 3 dimensional quality and I agree it almost looks like you are looking through the top layer to see the bottom layer. Interesting.
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