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.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Textures Fiber Arts Show

Textures Fiber Arts & The City of Temecula invite you to an artist reception
Friday, October 1, 2010  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gallery at the Merc
42501 Main Street
Temecula, CA 92590
Exhibit dates:  October 1 – November 28, 2010     Gallery hours are subject to change – Call 866-653-8696

Textures Fiber Arts presents Contemporary Art Quilts by Artists:  Sharon Reese, Mary Tabar, Phyllis Binkley, Kris Estenger, David Charity, Gail Hansen, Muna Elias, Helene Lohr, Ildiko Tsang, Carol Niles, Patricia Charity, Sandra Hankins, Carol Carpenter, Linda Evans & Sharon Mittry.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

2011 Long Beach Show

The 2011 Long Beach show  will be coordinated by jo Griffith who volunteered for this position.  The theme is Bridges and the size will be 38" W and between 38" to 48"L.

Trish Charity sent along this information: 
I thought I would pass along the definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary on-line. As you can see there are lots of definitions. I hope everyone is inspired by the options.

Main Entry: 1bridge
Function: noun
1 a : a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle
b : a time, place, or means of connection or transition2 : something resembling a bridge in form or function: as
a : the upper bony part of the nose; also : the part of a pair of glasses that rests upon it
b : a piece raising the strings of a musical instrument —
c : the forward part of a ship's superstructure from which the ship is navigated

d : gantry 2b 1 : a frame for supporting barrels2 : a frame structure raised on side supports so as to span over or around something: as
a : a platform made to carry a traveling crane and supported by towers or side frames running on parallel tracks; also : a movable structure with platforms at different levels used for erecting and servicing rockets before launching
b : a structure spanning several railroad tracks and displaying signals for each

e : the hand as a rest for a billiards or pool cue; also : a device used as a cue rest
3 a : a musical passage linking two sections of a composition
b : a partial denture anchored to adjacent teeth
c : a connection (as an atom or group of atoms) that joins two different parts of a molecule (as opposite sides of a ring)4 : an electrical instrument or network for measuring or comparing resistances, inductances, capacitances, or impedances by comparing the ratio of two opposing voltages to a known ratio

Fiber Artistry at the OC Fair!

Friday, July 16th thru Sunday August 15 2010 Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA. 
"Fiber Aristry" curated by Jamie Fingal

Artists are: joanell Connolly,  Cindy Cooksey, Grace Errea, Jamie Fingal, Stacy Hurt, Jean C. Impey, Julie Schlueter, Teresa Shippy, and Susan Slesinger, Vickie Valdez Green, & Terry Waldron. 

Arts & Crafts Gallery Building #16 along side ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, etc.  Look for the 40 foot banner on the outside of the building 'Fiber Artistry'

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Stacy Hurt in the News!

Orange County member, Stacy Hurt, created this quilt by taking an Irish children’s story and Translating it into Irish Gaelic  and then writing it onto the fabric in her own calligraphy.  “Children of Lir” (53"H x 58"L) Has been accepted into Text on Textiles: Words as Design in Quilts and will be exhibited at the Quilt Festival at Houston 2010 and in 2011 Cincinnati and Long Beach.  

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Carol Henke in the News!

Carol Henke is one of  five artists in this show.  This is one of her featured works entitled 'Strengh'  (isn't it just gorgeous!!)

Korean Sister City Exhibit, Fundraiser and Jung Trio
Friday, July 9th, 5 PM
The Muckenthaler celebrates Fullertons Sister Cities with a special group exchange exhibition featuring artists from Yong-in, Korea and Fullerton. The show travels to Yong-in early next year. In all, 25 different artists showcase paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textile, and works in other media.

A city of 831,000 people, Yong-in is located about twenty-five miles south of the South Korean capitol Seoul. The city is famous for its IT industry, Everland Theme Park and a recreation of a traditional Korean village. The region is also known for its vibrant visual arts culture.

Eight artists from Yong-in will be present for the free opening reception (which includes a calligraphy demonstration) on Friday, July 9 at 5 PM. The exhibit will be open from July 9 until September 26.
Also on Friday, July 9th at 6:00 PM, we will be hosting a special Fullerton Sister City Fundraiser with Korean food and wine tasting. This unique event costs $50.00 and will include the Jung Trio Performance. For more information about the FSCA fundraiser please contact: Mike Oates 714-871-6206 or email him at

The Jung Trio concert will begin at 7 PM for $20. Julie plays the cello, Jennie plays the piano, and Ellen plays the violin. Witness in envy as the ladies showcase their musical talents that seem to run in their genes. The Jung sisters are among todays rising and talented classical stars.
Please visit, email, or call 866-411-1212 for more information about Friday, July 9th or our performances, galleries. special events and classes. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Hearty Congratulations !!!


The artwork accepted into "No Place to Call Home" curated by our own Kathleen McCabe, has been announced and some are Southern California members.

Brooke Atherton -- Quiet Man
Loris Bogue -- Quiet--Homeless Sleeping
Tanya Brown -- Leaving
David Charity -- House of Cardboard
Yael David-Cohen -- Door of many colours
Yael David-Cohen -- Rainy Day
Yael David-Cohen -- Checkered
Rebecca Fricke -- Wallflowers
Sandy Gregg -- Homeless II
Jutta Halpin -- Praying Tree
Sandra Hankins -- Gimme Shelter
Sue King -- 1933
Pamela Klebaum -- Silent Chain
Kathy Nida -- One Paycheck
Do Palma -- Curbside Madonna
Christine Predd -- Where The Ragged People Go
Suzanne Riggio -- Nola's Tears
Averill Stuart-Head -- Where Do We Go From Here
Priscilla Stultz -- Despair
Judy Warner -- Homeless
Marianne Williamson -- Ghost Walk

as blog mistress I'd LOVE some photos or 'sneeie peeks' of these to add to the post!