Friday, April 30, 2010

Maureen Cole Trunk Show!

Maureen Cole is a former member of South Bay Quilters Guild and will be visiting from her new home in Carson City, NV to share some of the quilts she has made over the last 40 years. Besides SBQG, Maureen has been an active member of several quilting groups over the years, including the Orange County Quilt Guild, Wearable Art Connection, Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists, and three different friendship groups. Her quilts have been shown at Houston and Paducah and have toured twice as part of Fine Focus. In 2002 she won a third place ribbon and cash award at the IQA Show in Houston in the small art quilt category. She has also won Viewer’s Choice awards at several of our SBQG shows. Maureen will bring with her a large sampling of her quilts and tell the stories behind them and the lessons learned in their making.

The South Bay Quilters Guild general meeting is Tues, May 11, 2010. Guests are always welcome (for a small fee of $5 per meeting). The doors open at 6pm, and the meeting is called to order at 7pm. Members are encouraged to come early to socialize, check out or return guild library books, or sign up to participate in guild activities. The general meetings are held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 301 Avenue D, Redondo Beach, CA. You can also contact us for additional information.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Archeology at Denver National Quilt Festival!

Baalber by Mary Tabar

Quilts on the Wall will exhibit the current Archeology Challenge at The Denver National Quilt Festival in Denver, CO, April 29 - May 2, 2010, Mancuso Show. This collection has 26 quilts and the names of the artist are:
Madeleine Bajracharya – Rock Art
Jennifer A. Beatty – Excavation
Phyllis Binkley – Pride Goes Before a Fall
Mia Bloom - Dirt
Kim Burk – You Can’t Take It With You
Cynthia Catlin – Unearthed and Unblemished
David Charity - Fossibilities
Muna Elias- Unearthed Raven
Melissa Frankel - DNA
Marilyn Fromherz - Pieces
jo p. Griffith- Between the Sheets
Robin Grube – Vesuvius Lets Loose
Sandra Hankins-  AC – DC Antony and Cleopatra Discovered
Stacy Hurt – Among the Runes
Mary Beth Kile – The Desert Floor-Blythe Intaglios
Marcia Ann Kuehl – Anasazi Indian Rock Art 9 Pregnant Women
Catherine Ravera – SETI (C.1294 – 1279 BC)
Teresa Shippy – Fossil Birds
Deborah L. Stanley –My History, Aerospace: My Dad, My Son & Me
Linda Stone – The Eternal Goddess
Suanne Summers – Lost Souls
Mary Tabar-  Baalbek
Susan Trindle – Archeologically – It’s How My Stash is Organized
Carolyn Villars-  Grandma’s Trunk – Digging Through the Past
Deborah Weir- Language
Carolyn Winfield - Tangaroa Guardian of the Sea

Friday, April 23, 2010

Long Beach Festival Exhibit "Journeys"

This exhibit is being sponsored in part by Lynn Thompson of Decorative Textiles! THANK YOU LYNN!

Back in November of 2009, Quilts on the Wall decided to enter a special exhibit again for Long Beach Quilt Festival 2010. The 'Journeys' theme was chosen. It was then up to each artist to interpret that theme in a 36" x 48" verticle format. At our March 2010 meeting those artists who created quilts for this exhibit turned them in, they have since been juried and the accepted artists are listed below.

Carol Nilsen - Flight
Carolyn Villars - Out to the Surf and Back
Carolyn Winfield - African Dawn
Cindi Lemaku - Sendler's Crossing
Felisa Lyons - Rain Walk
jo griffith - Sweet Charity
Laura Bisagna - Down the Rabbit Hole
Julie Schlueter - Reinvent the Wheel
Madeleine Bajracharya - Fly Away
Marilyn Fromhertz - Day's Journey
Mia Bloom - And so it Begins...
Phyllis Binkley - Into the Sea
Rose Hughes - Journey-Mythos: Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Sherry Kleinman - Welcome to the Human Race
Stacy Hurt - Journey Thru Time
Deborah Stanley - Above and Beyond
Suanne Summers - Insomnia
Terry Waldron - Homage

A Note to the Artists:
Reminder: No posting of full pictures of your quilts on your blogs until the opening of Long Beach.

A special note of Thanks to our Jurors
We would like to thank Georgia Freeman Harvey and Cindy Rinne jurying this special exhibit! Great job ladies!

To Julie Schlueter & Stacy Hurt for having snapshots of their quilts included in the IQA publications! Click on images to enlarge them.

Friday, April 16, 2010

IMPORTANT May 8th Meeting Place & Time Changes

We will be meeting at the Farmers and Merchants Bank on May 8th, 2010 New hours 11:15 - 2:15 Address: 12535 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach, CA 90740-2712
*This is the bank right next to the Rossmoor Library where we used to meet*

In addition the photo shoot will also take place at the bank on June 12th, 2010.

A Friendly reminder; please make your way quietly thru the bank to the conference room before stopping to gather and chat.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Long Beach Festival /Special Exhibits: SAQA@20

SAQA@20: Art & Excellence including 'A Sense of Humor' that was jurored by Pam Rubert will be exhibited.

This is Debra Weir's work entitled 'That's Amore!'.

Note: If you are a member of QOTW and have quilts in any exhibit at Long Beach please be so kind as to email me a good quality photograph of it so that I can share your eye candy Art with everyone!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Special Long Beach Exhibit Featuring Quilts On the Wall Members

Dinner at Eight Artists are very happy to announce that 37 pieces have been accepted into the special exhibit "Beneath the Surface" that will be shown at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, CA - July 22-25th. This exhibit is co-curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison. Art quilts measure 48H x 36W Vertical format. The exhibit will be sponsored by Moore's Sewing Centers and Brother International. Out of the 37 art quilts, the list below is of QOTW members who have pieces in the exhibit.

Loris Bogue - Washday in the Venetian Ghetto--What Laundry Lies...?
Peggy L Calvert - Dot to Dot
Phyllis J. Campbell - Magnificent Menace
Paula Chung - Possibilities
Joanell Connolly - The Other Down Under
Cindy Cooksey -It's Your Fault
Muna Elias - Core of Venus
Desiree Habicht - Tortured Soul
Pamela Price Klebaum - Evolution of an Artist
Sherry Kleinman - Gone Fishing
Jayne Larson - Shibori Dog: Primal Instincts
Karen Rips - Demolition Series 1
Carolyn Ryan - Win Every Time
Ann Turley - Skin
Terry Waldron - Scraffito

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Call for Art!

Jeffrey Crussell Fine Arts

Crussell Fine Arts is pleased to announce the August 2010 opening of the new Bloomingdale’s store in Santa Monica, California. In preparation for this event, Bloomingdale’s has asked Crussell Fine Arts to hold an Open Call for the purchase of original artwork. All artwork should reference the theme of Santa Monica, relationship to the Pacific Ocean, its people, culture or the overall environment of Santa Monica.

All submissions are due by May 1, 2010