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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:
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: April 19, 2020 - July 12, 2020
Ross Art Museum, Delaware, Ohio: May 14, 2021 - July 2, 2021
 

Please enjoy the second quilt from the exhibition by Patricia Malarcher.

Title of Quilt: Iconostasis

Quilter's Name: Patricia Malarcher

Photos by Mary Kay Davis

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Paws Up! by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill, of Woodbridge, CT, was featured in the Piecing category at QuiltCon 2020. It is a tribute to dogs and cats looking for forever homes and was inspired by her 4-year old Labrador mix, Casey, whom they adopted.

Photos by Mary Kay Davis

 

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Musical Interlude / Casual Visit / Q&A Ricky has been posting a pump organ tune over the past several Sundays. This week he plays a few tunes during the LIVE event, and will interact and have a casual Q&A chat with those who join the live streaming event. Approx. 45 minutes

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Karlee made this quilt, Shimmering Symphony, in 2011 specifically for the "Create Your Style With Swarovski Elements” design contest and it won 1st place. She was pretty excited about it and writes, "Not only did I win $3,500 in cash, but I also won a brand new sewing machine as well as $3000 worth of Swarovski Crystals! It was such a fun competition and even landed me a spread in my local newspaper!"

Watch Karlee in Show 2607.

ShimmeringSymphonybyKarleePorter - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

ShimmeringSymphonybyKarleePorter - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

ShimmeringSymphonybyKarleePorter - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

ShimmeringSymphonybyKarleePorter - 35 Pieces Rotating

ShimmeringSymphonybyKarleePorter - 99 Pieces Rotating

ShimmeringSymphonybyKarleePorter - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Karlee made this quilt, Shimmering Symphony, in 2011 specifically for the "Create Your Style With Swarovski Elements” design contest and it won 1st place. She was pretty excited about it and writes, "Not only did I win $3,500 in cash, but I also won a brand new sewing machine as well as $3000 worth of Swarovski Crystals! It was such a fun competition and even landed me a spread in my local newspaper!"

Watch Karlee in Show 2607.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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No Apologies by Laura Loewen and others (see names on sign below), of the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild, was featured in the Group & Bee Quilts category at QuiltCon 2020. Their goal was to create a spontaneous and cohesive quilt that was not "planned out." We think they did a great job.

Photos by Mary Kay Davis

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Ricky has been reading chapters of his book, Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window, online and now he's created a playlist so you can follow along on Lizzy's adventures more easily.

Through the discovery of a family heirloom quilt, ten-year-old Lizzy Albright is transported to an enchanted land where a powerful curse has befallen the Kingdom of Ailear. This magical and thrilling multi-layers story is described as Harry Potter meets the Wizard of Oz meets Alice in Wonderland. A chapter novel for all ages designed to connect generations and issue a new generation of young quilters.

 

Look for the Lizzy Albright quilt fabrics, designed by Ricky (Benartex), pattern book, and online video lessons this year.

For now, pre-orders of the hard copy of the book are available at www.rickytims.com.

Here's Chapter 1.  Click here to follow along with Ricky and Lizzy.
 

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Take a walk with Susan K. Cleveland through her special exhibit, Pieces Be With You: Quilts by Susan K. Cleveland, at AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach 2020. Learn how Susan made a quilt that didn't fit the rules of a contest... and what she did to make it fit those rules!

Watch Susan here at TQS in:

Show 109: Susan Cleveland - Piping Hot Curves!

Show 1001: Susan Cleveland - Masterful Miters and Perfect Prairie Points

Show 2308: Susan Cleveland - It's Hip To Be A Modern Dresden

Show 2510: Susan Cleveland - Dynamic Dresdens

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Karlee created a quilt for her baby boy, Nate. Here she talks about how she did it.

Learn more about Karlee and her quilts in Show 2607: Graffiti Quilting and Lettering.

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Alex returns to her LIVE teaching. Thank you for joining, chatting, and your support. Today Alex takes on "Pressing Matters".


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