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Both Eldrid Schafer and Kathleen Malvern are finalists in the 2014 Fiber Arts Infinity Art Gallery Exhibit. Congratulations to these talented ladies. If you would like to look at the entire show go to www.infinityartgallery.com.
I’m sorry this is so small, but I picked it off the Infinity Art Gallery website and can’t seem to get it enlarged without it getting too pixelated.
Posted by Rita Faussone September 29, 2014
The Dyeing Workshop held on September 20th and taught by Eldrid Schafer and Tana LaDuke was a smashing success. Here are a few photos showing the student’s works of art.
PLEASE RESPOND TO EMMALEE WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT THE CONTACT INFORMATION IN YOUR ROSTER.
12” art work for Out West Books
Marya Johnston is the owner of the new bookstore in downtown Grand Junction, Out West Books (www.facebook.com/outwestbooks). Her store is located at 533 Main Street. She carries regional books, children books, local authors, etc. If you haven’t seen her shop, please stop by. Marya has agreed to carry one display case of our art work for a 15% commission. If the art sells and isn’t a distraction for her, she will continue to sell the works.
Below are the guidelines for the submittals:
All pieces will be in a 12” x 12” matted frame in plastic sleeves. You may tape the plastic sleeve shut or you can seal it. These kits are for sale for $5.00 to AQuA members. The art piece, foam backing board, and mat must be securely fastened together.
Your name and price must be on the piece. A biography, business card and other information is encouraged.
You may customize the frame (paint, fabric, etc.)
Initially, the maximum price for the quilts is set at $75.00.
Subject matter is left to the artist, however, it must be appropriate for children. Marya may reject any piece for any reason.
The art work submitted for sale will be at your risk. An inventory will be kept of the quilts submitted for display and sold. If a piece is damaged or disappears, it is not Marya’s responsibility to cover the repair or loss.
The quilts will be rotated if they don’t sell. Any quilt that doesn’t sell within a reasonable time frame will be returned to the artist.
All questions and art work must be turned into Emmalee Blender. Please do not contact Marya or drop off quilts at the book store. It is your responsibility to get the quilts to Emmalee either at AQuA meetings or between times. Emmalee will keep track of the quilts and money.
Emmalee’s contact information can be found in your roster.
I have heard nothing but raves about the Betty Busby class. It certainly is wonderful that no ones has had a negative remark about the workshop.
Betty requested that we post this website http://www.artquiltsantafe.com/ which is about her classes next April in Santa Fe. (Art Quilt Santa Fe)
Posted by Rita Faussone 9/18/14
Quilt-A-Fair is coming September 26-27. Please add it to your calendars and social media to help us get the word out. (Note the correct spelling ). Also add any other announcements your members may be interested in to your social medias.
The list of CQC speakers for 2015 has been announced. If your guild would like to host a Saturday meeting or have an ad in the newsletter when CQC is in your area, let me know. It’s a great way to get publicity and new members.
CQC Speakers for 2015
January 24 – Cathy Miller, Front Range area
February 28 – Donna Thomas, Front Range area
March 28 – Nancy Eha, Front Range area
April 25 – Vikki Pignatelli, Colorado Springs
May 16 – Tim Latimer/Sandy Lueth, Ft. Morgan
June 27 – David Taylor, Alamosa
July 25 – Anelie Belden, Front Range area
August 22 – Cyndi McChesney, Hotchkiss
September 25 & 26 – Quilt-a-Fair in Longmont at Boulder County Fairgrounds
October 24 – Wendy Mathson, Pueblo West
December 5 – Jacquie Gering, Front Range area
If you have an event you want added to my next list, let me know before October 8. If I have 3-4 months advanced notice, I will send it to other guilds and shops for inclusion in their social medias. Its lots of free publicity for your event.
The list if upcoming events is below………..Barb Gardner CQC Publicity Chair
Quilt-A-Fair will be coming to the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont on Sept. 26-27, 9AM-5PM.
There will be 90+ vendors selling beautiful fabrics, kits, patterns, tools and products for all your fiber needs. Also, a quilt show by the Monarch Quilters, a silent auction, raffle quilt gallery and more. Admission $5. (under 10 free). Plenty of free parking. Don’t miss it !! Its sponsored by the Colorado Quilting Council. Visit www.ColoradoQuiltingCouncil.com.
Two hotels are offering discount rates. They are the Hampton Inn at www.longmontco.hamptoninn.com – ask for group code QTF.
The other is Marriott of Longmont, Thursday through Sunday for $99/ night. Visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/denlg?corporateCode=b9c&app=resvlink&fromDate=&toDate=&stop_mobi=yes
Colorado Quilting Council meetings……………..
October 25, Crol Ann Waugh. How Did I Get Here From There ? First United Methodist Church, 420 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO.
From a career in publishing to full time studio fiber artist, Carol will talk about her 9-year journey and share some lessons learned from moving from a left brain to right brain life. She will show the progression of her work from traditional to art quilts and will share some lessons that can help you achieve your own short and long term artistic goals.
Carol’s fiber art has been juried and invited into more than 50 national and international exhibitions during the past 5 years. She is the author of five books on quilt-making and fiber art. Her newest one, Stupendous Stitching, was published in the Spring of 2012 and is now in its third printing.
Her art has been featured in many books and magazines and she has appeared as the featured artist on The Quilt Show, PBS’s Quilting Arts, Quilter’s Newsletter TV and QNNtv. Her work has been purchased by major hospitals, hotels, corporations and individual collectors. She recently completed a large public art commission for the City of Denver. In addition she teaches online at Craftsy.com.
Carol has just opened a new Contemporary Art Gallery (aBuzz Gallery) in the RiNo Art district of Denver. Visit her web site at www.CarolAnnWaugh.com.
Valerie White will be speaking in Arvada on December 6. www.ValerieWhite.com.
The Colorado Quilting Council invites you to their meetings. Meeting start at 10AM and the speaker starts around 11AM. Guest fees are $10. per meeting. Dues for CQC have dropped to only $12.50 for the last half of 2014. Fill out the membership form on line or at a meeting to receive the newsletter and free admission to meetings, access to the library, reduced class fees, etc. for the rest of the year.
See the entire 2014 CQC schedule, maps, membership forms, class registration and other details at www.ColoradoQuiltCouncil.com.
Hands All Around’s Second Annual Fall Sale will be September 19th & 20th at the Buck Recreation Center in Littleton. Items for sale include fabric, quilting books, patterns, vintage items, kits, UFO’s and much, much more.
The Buck Center is located at 2004 W Powers Ave, Littleton. 303-730-4609.
Hands All Around will also have a booth at Quilt-A-Fair with a totally different array of goods.
Art Quilt Exploration at the Longmont Museum. Six classes, take one or several to explore all aspects of art quilting. First and 3rd Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30. Includes needle felting, fusing, fabric collage, crazy quilting, machine techniques, etc. Only $15 per session (with a small materials fee). Taught by Nanci Imburgia. Visit www.ci.Longmnot.co.us/activities/index.htm or call 303-651-8374.
Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar. October 9-11, 2014, at The Ranch Complex, Loveland, CO. Registration by September 27, $224. In this 2 ½ day super seminar learn simple and effective techniques for successful designs from both Alex Anderson and Ricky. You will be treated to a concert by Ricky, have a chance to shop and see award winning quilts. There is no supply list and no UFO’s. Have lots of new techniques to practice when you get back to your studio. It’s suitable for beginners to experienced and traditional to contemporary.
For more details, to see a video and to register, visit Ricky’s website, www.rickytims.com.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum — through October 28, 2014
Evolutions: Third biennial quilt challenge. Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going? The 25 contemporary quilts made in response to the museum’s third biennial Evolutions-themed were selected by juror Dr. Sandra Sider. Also: Antique American quilts from 1850 through 1935 are featured in this recently acquired Strouse collection. Located at 1213 Washington Ave, downtown Golden. RMQM is open Monday through Saturday and 11-4 Sundays. There is plenty of free parking in the lot behind the museum.
The RMQM Quilt Show at Echter’s Greenhouse, 9170 W. 52nd Ave, Arvada CO. Show your quilt in a charming plant-filled setting! Entries due before Sept 25. No entry fee for members, small fee for non-members.
All are invited to see the show for free October 17-19.
Kids Saturday Morning Make-and-Take Classes Flower Pounding
September 13, 9AM to noon Make a fabric picture with this green technique. Flowers and leaves will be supplied, but bring some from your yard if you have them. All supplies to make the project will be provided. Kids ages 8 and up (6-7 year olds may attend if an adult stays to help). $15.00 per child per class includes all supplies unless otherwise stated. Pre-registration required – 303-277-0377.
Classes are held at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum office, 651 Corporate Circle,
Unit 102, Golden. Call Future kids classes are listed on the website.
Sunday at the Museum (Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum)
September 14 – Daddy’s Favorites with Diann Logan. Hear the heartwarming story of the shared quilting experience of a father and daughter during the last three years of his life and the middle of hers.
October 12 – Historic Tourism in Golden with Barb Warden. Barb Warden has lived on the slopes of South Table Mountain for about half of her life. Curiosity about tourism in Golden led her to research it through antique postcards, historic photos, and old newspaper accounts.
November 9 – The Quilts of Caohagan Island with Dana Jones. The unique quilts made by the residents of a remote island in the Philippines are taking the quilt world by storm!
Talks are free for RMQM members and $10. for non-members. More details on the website.
Book sale — September 15-18 at the RMQM office (NOT at the museum), 651 Corporate Circle, Unit 102, 10-4 daily. Get the books you’ve always wanted for pennies on the dollar. Includes quilt history, patterns, applique, patchwork, art quilts, wearables, scrap quilts, home dec., crafts and more. Shop early and shop often! Your purchases benefit RMQM.
Visit www.RMQM.org or call 303-215-9001 or 303-277-0377 for details on all museum events.
Longmont Quilt Guild, October 14, 2014 Maggie Ball, internationally known quilter, author and teacher, will present “Innovative Quilts, Traditional Values” Maggie and her award-winning quilts have travelled the world and appeared in several magazines. She has authored two books about teaching children how to quilt and two other books for adult quilters and has self-published several patterns and developed unique quilt piecing techniques that she will demonstrate. www.dragonflyquilts.com.
The Longmont Quilt Guild meets 2nd Tuesdays at 7PM at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street in Longmont, CO. Meetings are free to LQG members; there is a $5 guest fee for non-members. For more information, visit www.longmontquiltguild.org.
October 12, Maggie will present a workshop for LQG, “Bargello Quilts with a Twist,” featuring a simplified method for piecing the traditional Bargello quilt. The class will be held 9 am – 4pm, at Tomorrow’s Heirlooms Quilt Shop in Westminster, and is appropriate for all skill levels. Cost is $50 for LQG members, $55 for non-members. To register, contact prog...@longmontquiltguild.org.
Quaking Aspen Quilt Guild, September 18, 2014, Kelly Gallagher-Abbott – It’s All About the Quilting!
Great quilts are achieved when every step of the quilt making process is designed and executed in a cohesive fashion. We’ll discuss a wide variety of quilts and talk about how to effectively choose, design, and complete the best quilting (or how to communicate your desires to your longarm quilter). Boulder Valley Christian Church, 7100 South Boulder Road, Boulder, CO. 12 Noon-3:00, $5 guest fee for non-members.
November 20 – Small Group Presentations & member sale for Holiday Shopping! All are welcome.
Arapahoe County Quilters, in Englewood. Meetings and classes:
Sept 11 Patti Hempen; Lecture – Serendipity Sampler. An Evening With Patti www.pattihempen.com.
Sept 12 Class: Floral Kaleidoscope $50.Oct 9 Maggie Ball lecture and trunk show. www.dragonflyquilts.com.
ACQ meets at the Plymouth Congregational Church 3501 S Colorado Blvd., Englewood at
Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters (RMCQ) is a contemporary quilters guild whose mission is to promote art, expand the knowledge and enjoyment of quilting and to provide a forum which supports quilters at all levels. We meet the second Monday of each month at 7PM at the Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, CO. Visit us at www.r-m-c-q.org
September 12 / 13: RMCQ Huge Garage Sale From 8-3:00 1600 West Stewart, Fort Collins. Call Judy Donaldson, 970-231-9666 for questions.
October 13: Liz Kettle A Modern Thread Warrior. Liz will also be teaching a workshop.
League of Northern Colorado Quilters, Oct 6, 6:30 PM, Juliet Madsen, US Army, Retired
Artist, Quilter, Wife, Mother, Paramedic, Combat Veteran……. Juliet quilts to relieve stress, to work through the memories of her experiences in Iraq where she was injured and her life changed forever. Where some people would have given up Juliet has turned her injuries into a new chapter and into new quilts. Come visit with Juliet and listen to her tell her story about her quilts, the art that they have become, and the journey they have taken.
Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E Boardwalk Dr., Fort Collins. www.LNCQ.org
La Plata Quilters Guild Show and Sale. September 27th 9-5. September 28th 9-2.
Fort Lewis College Ballroom, Durango, Colorado. Quilts, vendors, country store, quilt sale to benefit Project Linus. Admission $3.00 for Adults, children under 12 free. For information call Barb Morgan 970-259-1079.
Call for entry: The Castle Rock Quilt Club is accepting entries for “A Harvest of Quilts” show, October 3– 5, 2014 at the Phillip S. Miller Library, 100 South Wilcox in Castle Rock, CO. It is free to the public.
To enter your quilt, visit the CRQC website at www.crqc.org and select the “CRQC Quilt Show” link. Entries due August 23, 2014. Entries are not juried and participants may offer their quilts for sale.
CRQC meets the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 PM, at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Conference Room, 2350 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock, Colorado. (Note the location change). More information at cast...@gmail.com.
Haxtun Corn Festival Quilt Show: Sept 27 at the Haxtun Community Center, 125 E. Wilson St. 11AM-4PM. Raffle quilt drawing and bed turning. For information, contact Elenna at 970-774-7433 or erfi...@yahoo.com.
Longmont Quilt Guild Show: Oct 17, 5-8PM and 18, 9AM-5PM. Barn A at the Boulder County Fairgrounds (Nelson & Hover Roads) in Longmont. The Show features over 100 quilts made by Guild members, a Boutique of quilted items for sale and a vendors gallery. Also see a bed turning of Ruth M. Chestnut’s antique quilt collection, described by historian Jeananne Wright.
Admission is $5. visit www.lqgquiltshow.org for a reduced admission coupon. Children under 12 years old are free. There is no charge to shop at the Boutique.
Friday night will feature Celebrity Judges including Karen Roxburgh, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and Carol O’Meara, Colorado State University’s Extension Agent and regional newspaper columnist.
Handweavers Guild of Boulder Sale and Show. The Handweavers Guild of Boulder will be holding its annual sale and show Wednesday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Nov. 2, 10AM to 6PM (except Sunday which is 10-3) at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Nelson and Hover Roads, Longmont. The sale features many types of textiles, both functional and decorative, including: garments, baskets, yarns, beading, quilting, weaving, knits, silk painting, kitchen & children’s items, soft sculpture, hats, jewelry & Christmas items. Also: a fashion show Sat. at 1PM and fiber demonstrations. No admission/ free parking. For more information, visit www.handweaversofboulder.org.
Louisville Art Assoc. fall members show and sale. Nov 12-16 at the Louisville Rec. Center, 900 W.Via Appia, Louisville. Members show with works for sale plus lots of crafts for holiday gifts, decorating and entertainment. LouisvilleArt.org.
Call for Entry: “Art Quilt “Inspirations: Abstracts & Geometrics” by Interweave Press. A book to include interviews with 20 art quilters plus works of 70 additional artists in the book’s gallery sections. For details, contact artq...@gmail.com. Deadline to apply, October 31, 2014.
I am so honored to have been selected to be part of this jury. I am primarily a fabric painter and created Fine Art and mixed media pieces. I knew the artistic source of many of the quilt images. That being said, I did pay very close attention to the composition, the overall impact of the quilt, and care with which it was created.
The first day that I received the CD, I spent about three hours looking closely at each quilt. I numbered a sheet from one to twenty five. I gave the quilts a star rating from 3 to 5. I then let things set for at least one day and didn’t look at the quilts. After a day, I looked at the quilts once more to see if I missed something in the initial viewing. I reviewed my numbering system to make sure it was what I wanted.
The next day I wrote my evaluation of the quilts. I tried to be as honest as possible with the suggestions without hurting the feelings of the creator. Then I selected the five winners. I changed my mind quite a few times. I just changed them again just before I wrote this Juror’s Statement. As a painter, I was drawn to the more dramatic images. Then I looked closely at the overall quilt, realizing that the stitching was extremely important besides all of the other criteria.
THANKS SO MUCH AGAIN FOR INCLUDING ME.
Warm hugs, Sherrill Kahn
Sherrill also picked five Juror Mentions:
Congratulations to everyone. This will be a stunning show.
Posted by Rita Faussone 9/5/14
The meeting notes for the August AQuA meeting have been posted under Member Info >newsletters. Thanks again to Jeanette Davis, who is looking for someone to replace her as the meeting minutes person. Why don’t you step up?
Posted by Rita Faussone 9/3/14
marbling_data found on internet 08 2014 002 Click here for marbling data
At least 3 days before the workshop,, prepare your fabric for Marbling:
Cut fabric to 10″ x 15″ Pull off all loose threads.
Wash fabric you plan to use – several pieces are OK – be sure all fabric
coatings are washed out.
(Optional – extra rinse in Borax to remove any remaining fabric coatings)-
not necessary according to Tana. If you do use 3Tbsp Borax per quart of
hot water for a few pieces – double recipe if marbling more pieces)
Don’t iron the fabric after treatment. Just pull out and hang straight.
Bring a disposable aluminum roasting pan, kitty liter tray, dish pan –
oblong 2-3″ high.
The tricky part is getting the paints to float (many factors at work here)-
Tana says it’s trial and error, and full of surprises. Get ready for some
fun and perhaps a failure or two. We’ll all learn as we go.
Tana will also be away for a week before the dye workshop, so questions to
See you all on the 20th.
Posted by Rita Faussone 9/1/14
The Denver Mancuso show is up in the air. Apparently they are looking for another venue and Mary Claire had no idea when and if something will come together for them. So, we are going to have the “Doors” theme be for PIQF 2015 (for which we ARE confirmed). I made a guess on the 2015 dates (they don’t have this show posted yet, probably because the 2014 PIQF show has yet to happen). The Call for Entry/Entry Form is posted under “AQuA Show Info”. /s/ Terry Lee
Posted by Rita Faussone 8/31/14
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