Monday, December 27, 2010

Diamond Valley Arts Council - Artistic Fiber and Quilts

Fiber artists from Southern California are welcome to submit artwork in the Artistic Fiber and Quilted Creations show to be held at the Esplanade Arts Center. All pieces must be original work and one-of-a-kind art made from fabric, fiber and other media. Items may not be created from patterns and cannot be class work or workshop items. All styles considered, including two-dimensional and three-dimensional fiber art and fabric, as well as wearable art.

See the FORMS area of the QOTW website for more details and entry forms.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Exhibit at Soft Expressions

The following artists/members will have works on exhibit at the Soft Expressions Gallery from November 2010 to January 2011. Meet the artist reception on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm.  Click HERE for times & directions

Artists are:
1.  MadeleineBajracharya
2.  Jennifer A. Beatty
3.  Phyllis Binkley
4.  Mia Bloom
5.  Kim Burk
6.  Cynthia Catlin
7.  David Charity
8.  Muna Elias
9.  Melissa Frankel
10.  Marilyn Fromherz
11.  jo p. griffith
12.  Robin Grube
13.  Sandra Hankins
14.  Stacy Hurt
15  Mary Beth Kile
16. Marcia Ann Kuehl
17.  Catherine Ravera
18.  Teresa Shippy
19.  Deborah L. Stanley
20.  Linda Stone
21.  Suanne Summers
22.  Mary Tabar
23.  Susan Trindle
24.  Carolyn Villars
25.  Deborah Weir
26.  Carolyn Winfield

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Deborah Stanley's booth. 

Rose Hughes & Lisa Englebrecht obviously called each other this morning about wardrobe!

Rose Hughes

Lisa Englebrecht

Joanell Connolly

Saturday, November 13, 2010


So across from where we were sitting were giant drop down video screens.  As a VERY NICE touch, Bowers would flash the above signage!  How cool was THAT?! 

I had pictures of all the booths; but my camera ate them so then when I had time again I got one of Cindy & mine.  I'll post the others tomorrow when I retake their photos before all the people arrive.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bowers Museum Presents!

Annual Quilt Faire

Demonstrations and Quilts for sale by Members:
Stacy Hurt
Cindy Cooksey
Deborah Stanley
Rose Hughes
joanell Connolly
Eileen Wintemute
Lisa Englebrecht
(if I've left anyone out email me!)
What started as a last minute event has become a Quilts on the Wall Party! 

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10 AM - 3:30 PM and Sunday November 14, 2010.

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600
Held in conjunction with Quilts: Two Centuries of American Tradition and Technique. Includes quilt sales, demonstrations and hands-on projects, courtesy of local quilters and textile artists.
Free; does not include admission to the museum.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holiday Festival

Click to make it big!
Saturday, November 6th members Stacy Hurt and Peggy Calvert will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at the "Christmas Festival". They will have art quilts; hand made quilted cards and darling quilted ornaments. Go check it out and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
There are raffles; tons of booths to visit and FOOD!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Demo Photos!

Shamelessly stolen from Rose Hughes Blog post ;)

Yesterday though I took a break from all the studio work and headed over to the gallery for Demo Day. It was a lot of fun and I came a way with more than a few ideas to try out for myself.

From across the gallery I heard Stacy explaining just how much practice calligraphy takes, and then creating it on fabrics just making it even more special.

Suanne whipped up all sorts of wonder fabrics and textiles into little dolls. While...

Trish & David Charity were just having way too much fun. Gloves on, up to their elbows in alcohol based inks - Trish using all sorts of color sources on fabrics, and David using these inks on metals - (he was even recycling the metal trays from those tv dinner thingys).

I was there demonstrating beading but took some time out to visit the other artists and snap these pictures and (of course) check out what they were working on.

It was a great day in the gallery and those attending all walked away with some 'new' knowledge.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Reminder: Free Demonstrations this Saturday!

It’s almost time for the second event related to The Framery Gallery – Quilting is Art Exhibit!

Please plan on joining the fun this coming Saturday when Quilts on the Wall: Fiber Artists –

David Charity, Rose Hughes, Stacy Hurt & Suanne Summers

Provide demonstrations in the gallery from 3-6 pm

When you stop by you’ll be able to learn –

· David’s intriguing use of inks on metals

· Rose’s tricks for beading woolies and making them into jewelry

· While Stacy shares her wonderful techniques for calligraphy on fabric

· And, Suanne will be sharing her doll making methods

Make this your opportunity to see the exhibit, and maybe add a few new tools in your Bag of Tricks & Treats (of course)

See you there!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Teresa Shippy Show

The 3rd Annual
Old Town Art Walk & Wine Tasting
sponsored by the Tustin Preservation Conservancy
Saturday, October 23, 2010
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
El Camino Real & Main Street
in Old Town Tustin

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Vickie Valdez Green Show

Upcoming Show: Featuring Vickie Valdez Green
as well as 20 other artists.


(562) 698-8710

of the Whittier Art Association
November 6, 3 - 6 p.m.
This year the 3-D Group celebrates a milestone exhibit, with over thirty artists in ceramics, polymer clay, fiber art, gourd
work, collage/assemblage, jewelry, lapidary, mosaic, sculpture, stained glass, and more.

The month will feature live artist demonstrations in the Gallery on Saturday Nov 20th from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., and a month-long Silent Auction to benefit the Gallery.

Deborah Weir Workshop

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Whitter Show makes the Papers!

Good Morning rabid readers! This is your super secret correspondent reporting some EXCITING news today! Our inside source (Jeanette Kelly) shot an email out this morning that the Quilts on The Wall showing at the Framery Gallery in Whittier, CA. made the Whittier Daily News (both in paper form & electronic!)

There was this photo along with an article in which three artists/members were quoted directly!
This photo features the owner Rick Rinaldi along with works from Stacy Hurt; Trish Charity & Joannne Sarachman.

Check it out!

Don't forget that on October 23rd from 3 -06pm there will be demonstrations by David & Trish Charity (metal work); Rose Hughes (beading) & Stacy Hurt (calligraphy).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More Whittier Reception Photos!

Those Blueberry Scones were de-lish!
(Lovely pic Trish!)

This Group is ALWAYS happy! Mark Stone, Linda Stone & jo Griffith

Viewing the work

Ya know; he just never stops talkin!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Whittier Gallery

Hi All!

This is your super secret spy correspondent reporting to you LIVE from Downtown Whittier at the Framery Gallery where the Quilts on the Wall group of artists is having the Artists reception for their latest show!

You might know that photos are strictly forbidden so it is with GREAT peril that I get these to you! (and explains why they are poor quality from my cell phone)

It was especially difficult being covert as you can see the Artists Reception from 3pm to 6pm was standing room only.

There was a large center section that had smaller pieces (some all ready SOLD!) but as all the artists and the store owner were all standing around there chatting I couldn't risk getting that shot :)

There was much chatter about the paltry attendendence of the artists themselves and when I questioned the current President of QOTW David Charity about that he reasoned it "must be owing to some form of miscommunication because typically the support of the artists and membership for these types of shows is outstanding and is what sets Quilts on The Wall apart from other art groups and guilds."

This reporter could only speculate on what must have happened but didn't linger too long considering there was more Godiva chocolates and other noteworthy noshables for those artists and guests in attendance!

I overheard the owner that this show is one of the best ART shows as it brings in guests steadily throughout the entire month as word gets around. Last years show was huge success for those who participated.

This intrepid reporter was able to secure the names of the members/artists who attended as she arrived:
They are:
David & Trish Charity (Temecula, CA)
Rose Hughes (Long Beach, CA)
Mark & Linda Stone (Van Nuys, CA)
Jeanette Kelly *who it must be mentioned had TWO other shows that same day* (Whittier, CA)
jo Griffith (Del Mar, CA)
Linda Miller
Sally Wright
Sandra Lauterbach
*and this reporter who got lost for 30 minutes just coming from Orange County*

The show was hung beautifully and this reporter learned some of the names of those AWESOME volunteers who helped it get done! (if you did help hang and don't see your name please let me know in the comments section so I can add you!)

jo Griffith
joanell Connolly
Cynthia Catlin
Rose Hughes

Well, I'm back to the refreshments table where uber fresh blueberry scones await!

So, that's all for now; Hope you all get to come see this fabulous show that runs until October 30th!

Reporting live from Whittier this is your QOTW super secret correspondent signing off!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Whittier Shows Galore!

Of course, the Whittier Framery Show featuring the work of 16 QOTW Members. OPENS TODAY! Artist Reception is Sat. Oct 9th from 3 - 6pm. See You There!!!

Our Illustrious (and shrinking) Lovely Treasurer Jeanette Kelly has her own show goin' on a thte Whittier Central Library! Her show Opens Oct 4th and runs thru the 29th. Her reception is October 9th also but from 2PM to 4PM.

Ok; so this show's not in Whittier but it's brought to you by
Memeber is Jeanette Kelly featuring fiber work. The actual show is in Pomona from October 7th thru the 31st! Artist Reception is Sat Oct. 9th from 6PM to 10PM. HOLY COW Jeanette! No wonder you're doing so well on your slim self with all this runnin' around!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Fiber and Fashion Exhibit NMexico!

(Escape & Return by Linda Friedman)

Linda Friedman has had the following four items juried into the Fall Fiber and Fashion Exhibit at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, New Mexico, that will run from October 1 through November 13, 2010. Three were art quilts and one was wearable art, as follows:

"Escape and Return" (21 3/4" x 28 1/2" art quilt)
"Undersea Rhapsody" (24"x35" art quilt)
"Wildfire: Tribute to Wildland Firefighters" (16"x27" art quilt)
"Boro" Style Quilted Jacket (after old Japanese "Boro" or rag quilt concept)

Congrats Linda!

Friday, September 10, 2010


photo courtesy of StacyHurt

Quilts on the Wall Members – It is TIME!

Time that is to gather up all your wonderful new works and get them ready to be part of this years’ Whittier Framery Gallery’s exhibition,

October 1-31st, 2010

Emails with the details for the call for entry have gone out, but just in case you missed them please just let Deborah Stanley or Cynthia Catlin know and they’ll make sure you get a copy.

Cynthia is heading up our efforts, and Rose Hughes has also stepped up to assist in helping us put together a great exhibition. You’ll want to also keep in mind that this gallery is an excellent venue for other items as well…dimensional pieces, smaller bin works, cards and jewelry (properly packaged & ready for display) may all be shown to advantage here.

This coming Saturday, at our normal meeting is the best time to get your works turned in.

And, remember…. Questions? Just contact Cynthia Catlin

Fiber & Book Art Exhibition

Mary Tabar, Deborah Weir, jo griffith and Mia Bloom have artwork in this exhibit!
The exhibit runs from September 1 - October 1, 2010. The reception is Saturday, September 11th 530 pm - 8 pm. For more information and directions, please click on this link.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


The Archeology Challenge quilts will be exhibited in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Quilting, Stitches & Craft Expo, Sharonville Convention Center, from September 9 - 11, 2010. Details at .

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Deborah Weir

Deborah Weir will be exhibiting several of her art quilts and mixed media embroideries at the Hangar Gallery at the Santa Monica Airport Studios (3026 Airport Ave. S.M. CA 90405) September 4 - October 2. Opening hours are W-Sat. noon-6. There is a BIG shindig opening event on Saturday, September 11 from 6-9. (She will be there from 7-8 for sure!) Please come by if you are anywhere in the neighborhood.

For more of Debra's work and upcoming shows see her blog

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ethereal Material Aug 4 - Sept. 20, 2010

Featured Artists are:

from left to right:
Susan Willen, Rose Hughes, Cindy Rinne, joanell Connolly and
Linda Carlson

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Long Beach Festival 2010

Our Esteemed El Presidente & his blushing bride celebrating their 30th Anniversary!!!

David shares his 'Noble Seasons' piece for Fall.

Lovely jo Griffith & Debra Weir noshing!

Me (Stacy) & Cindy Cooksey enjoying the reception

Ricki Bremer manning (or womanning) our table!
She was THE BOMB!!! I was truly in awe of her presentation skills!

Enrapt guests listen as Ricki explains what we do.

For more pictures of the exhibit; see Rose Hughes site

Carol Nilsen sharing her 'Flight'

Cindy Cooksey sits with Ms. Jane LaFazio. We loved her 'reindeer antler' scarf!

Our LOVELY Exhibits Chair Cynthia Catlin and Sandra Hankins share a moment with Ms. Bracy ( a facebook friend from Vegas) All three have work in that book!

Now here's a group with T.R.O.U.B.L.E. written all over it! (Just kidding!)
from left to right:
Mark Stone, Linda Stone, Felisa Lyons, Mary Tabar & our Journey's coordinator;
Julie Schlueter

How gorgeous is this pair??? Jeanette Kelly & Muna Elias
(Muna was taking a well deserved break from her 7 children to attend and note you only see ONE glass of wine there) **the shots came later** Just ask Ms. Muna bout Mr. Cotton Candy Head & see what kind of response you get!

jo Griffith shares "Sweet Charity"

(for those who don't know, jo has 'Stepped Up' to head our Long Beach exhibit in 2011~ We wish her well!)

Mary Tabar shared her work at the reception!

Ok; the best for last. There's always one pic like this. I'm sorry it's Carolyn! I can tell you that her piece 'African Dawn' got soooo many wonderful comments & interest!

As for me: I would like to apologize for not getting more pictures of the entire exhibit itself.
I had a chance to catch up with two of IQA's co-ordinators and was told by each that our (Quilts on The Wall) exhibits garnered tremendous interest & positive comments everwhere they went last year. It was wonderful and encouraging to hear such great feedback!
I truly was overwhelmed by all the amazing quilts & our exhibit was right up there! Many people stopped & asked questions about the works & there was constant traffic each day! I encourage all of you to 'Go For It' and schedules permitting; enter something for 'Bridges' for 2011.