Thursday, September 29, 2011

LA Museum Walk

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FREE ADMISSION and FREE SHUTTLES for Pacific Standard Time on October 2:
FREE admission to more than 25 participating museums on October 2 with the support of presenting sponsor Bank of America. For a full list of museums participating in this Free Day, click here.

FREE shuttle buses, provided by South Coast Plaza, connect museums on the Pacific Standard Time circuit. For downloadable maps and schedules, click here.

FREE concert by Ozomatli at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ outdoor Arts Plaza at 5:00 PM. For a list of all the events and programs offered at the Pacific Standard Time institutions, click here.
The weekend of October 1-2 celebrates the opening of 35 exhibitions, with 17 more to open from mid-October through November. Be sure to check for the opening schedules, the latest videos, the buzz on the blogs, and a chance to design your personalized itineraries on MY TIME.
The Santa Monica/Westside Focus Weekend on October 21-23 kicks off nine special weekends that will spotlight the Pacific Standard Time museums in a specific geographic area of Southern California. To check out special programs and promotions for the Santa Monica/Westside weekend, including a free shuttle between participating museums thanks to the Big Blue Bus and the City of Santa Monica, visit the website for more details.

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Art from Cloth Exhibit

Monday, September 19, 2011

Visions Interpretations Update

Another QOTW member, Annette Guerrero has had her quilt accepted into Visions "Interpretations 2011" .  Join us for the reception on November 4th, 5 - 8p!

Annette Guerrero – Structures
57" x 58"
Commercial and hand-dyed cotton
Machine pieced and machine quilted

Friday, September 16, 2011

Trouble Logging into Members Area?

If you are having trouble logging into the members area you will need to email me (Trish) and let me know. I will contact Heather and see if we can get this taken care of for everyone.

The best way to contact me is thru the account.

I hope we can get this resolved for everyone.

Posted: Trish

Visions Interpretations 2011

Visions Art Museum presents a biennial juried exhibition of quilts by Visions members running from November 4, 2011 through January 22, 2012.  The Museum is located at 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92106.  Several QOTW members have had quilts accepted into the exhibit, including Lisa Kijak and Linda Miller.  Please join us for the reception on Friday, November 4th, 5p - 8p!

Lisa Kijak - Neon Schwinn Bicycle
23" x 35"
Commercial and hand dyed cotton
Raw edge applique, machine quilted

Linda Miller – Fluid Fissure
12” x 28”
Commercial and hand dyed cotton, appliqué, paint, oil sticks,
hand couched and embroidered, machine quilted

(Note: Any QOTW members not mentioned in this post, please contact me so that you may be included.)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Adding a Sleeve

I posted this on the Textures blog first. If you have not seen it, there is good information for putting on a sleeve and gallery hanging requirements.  (There is a 'page' on the blog with instructions on How To Make A Sleeve taken from IQA's website)
AQS has a good video on YouTube for adding a sleeve to your quilt. It is features Bonnie Browning as the demonstrator. If you struggle with exactly the best way to hang your quilt or fiber art her instructions break down the steps and simplifies the process.

I have some recommendations that I use that are a little different from what Bonnie presents in her video.

* I always put my sleeve about 1 inch below the top edge instead of her recommended 1/2 inch. This still keeps the top edge from flopping over (if the sleeve is too low) but ensures that the sleeve will never show above the art piece when hanging.

* I recommend that the sleeve length is a minimum of 2-4 inches shorter that the width of the quilt. Be sure to center the sleeve on the quilt so the "pull back" from the sides is even. This allows the gallery or show to hang your quilt with out the "hanger" showing. The slat can be close to the outer edge of the quilt (1/2 inch) but the sleeve should leave ample room for accessing either the D-ring, drilled nail holes or the gallery's own preferred hanging method.

If slats are used in the sleeve, D-rings mounted towards the end or drilled holes in the end of the slats are easily accessed for nails or hooks. I currently make my sleeves about 4 inches shorter. This allows 2 inches per side and still gives support too the edges. I am then able to use multiple types of mounting systems on the slat if the gallery has a specific requirement.

* The preferred sleeve style for a large or heavy piece is a 2 piece sleeve with a space of about 2-4 inches between. This allows for a center support if the gallery deems it necessary.

David and I attended the SAQA meeting at the Front Porch Gallery. Several tips were given by Julie Weaverling, Assistant Director, for hanging in galleries. It was a great meeting with lots of tips and information. The Front Porch Gallery preference is for the D-rings but she reminded all the artists to check with the gallery they are working with for specific hanging requirements.

Posted: Trish Charity