Saturday, September 8, 2012

2013 Juried Exhibit Selected

It is official, we have a new topic for our juried exhibit that is due in March. "Maps" was voted on by the members out of an ABUNDANCE of submitted ideas. There were several that I found personally inspiring and I am happy with the selection.

It will be exciting to see what the membership submits for this exhibit. It seemed to have a lot of interest by the enthuastic voting.

A suggestion was put forth that since "Maps" is due in March that we bring the in progress work to the November and/or January meeting to inspire others to keep working on their pieces. We had such a strong exhibit with "Black and White with a Twist" that the bar is set pretty high.

Wasn't it great to find out that the B/W exhibit will be traveling to Houston. Comments from Carmen and Amanda were extremely positive and that it was a strong exhibit. Way to go QOTW!

See you all in November if not sooner.

Don't forget that Textures will be having their exhibit at the Merc in Temecula opening October 5th (artist reception night). The local quilt guild will be having their annual outdoor show on October 6th so you could make it a two-fer and also enjoy some of the local wineries and dining.

Posted: Trish C.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Deb Stanley at the OC Public Library

I am thrilled to have 6 of my portrait paintings exhibited in a solo show at the Orange Public Library, Orange CA until September 4th, 2012. Please check it out this wonderful facility if you are in the area - Chapman near the traffic circle downtown Orange.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Artist Interviews with Deborah Stanley

Come & enjoy August's Interview with Artist, Stacy Hurt. Stacy shares her journey as an Artist and Calligrapher. Wonderful work! See the complete interview on my Blog and The Patch on line newspaper.
Be sure to visit Stacy's Blog at:

Friday, July 27, 2012

Long Beach Exhibit 2012

Exhibit shots from the floor Long Beach 2012

A special Thank You to Laura Bisagna for being our intrepid photographer! 

Hanging the B&W Exhibit at Long Beach 2012

 Hanging the 'Black & White with a twist' exhibit 
at Long Beach Festival 2012

Congratulations and THANK YOU to the hanging team
Cynthia Catlin
Deborah Stanley
Theresa Shippy 
Eileen Wintemute 
Laura Bisagna
Mary Beth Kile

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sally Gould Wright on Machine Quilting Unlimited!

I'm Published in Machine Quilting Unlimited!
I'm so excited! Yesterday's mail brought me the July/August issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine with an article by Editor Kit Robinson "Quilts Inspired by the Sky" which features photos of my quilt Rainy Day San Francisco. It's a beautiful article with quilts by several other artists whose work has always moved and inspired me - Betty Busby, Ann Brauer and Elizabeth Barton among others.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Teresa Shippy at Soft Expressions!

Hi all,
Thrilled to have a decade of my art work on display at Soft Expressions Gallery. "Living in Color" is a very personal journey for me. I hope to see many of you wonderful artists there. Exhibiting art works by Teresa Shippy, July 1st - August 31st. Reception, Saturday July 14th, 1:00 - 4:00pm.

Soft Expressions
Upstairs Gallery

1230 N. Jefferson St. #M
Anaheim, CA. 92807
(714) 690-7414

Artist Interviews with Deborah Stanley!

Deborah Stanley is doing artist interviews for the FountainValley Patch.  First up is her interview with Eileen Wintemute. 

Check it out!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cindy Rinne Workshop

Flying Geese is having an August 12, 2012-Workshop
Under a Cloud Bridge featuring artist Cindy Rinne

Compose a whole cloth scrappy art quilt (13" x 14"). Various techniques will be demonstrated. The emphasis will be on design, color, values and textures. Intermediate Level. Need basic sewing machine skills including machine quilting.
Fee: $35
Contact Char Raffetto to sign up and get a supply list at:
The event is planned by Flying Geese Quilt Guild; non-members are welcome.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Fiber Art at The Santora

Teresa Shippy – Fiber Art at The Santora

My sweet Gary assisted me in hanging my artwork, or should I say I assisted him. We had fun chattin with Ellen, one of the co-directors for the Avantgarden Gallery. Very cool to have my fiber art displayed here in my hometown of Santa Ana, California. Gifted artists are wonderfully represented here. Many thanks to OCFA for providing all of us with fantastic opportunities. If you are in the area, please stop by and visit for a while, be sure to grab a bite at Memphis @ the Santora. Gallery info here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hangar Opening

There was a fabulous turn out for the Quilts on the Wall reception on Saturday night at the Santa Monica Art Studios Hangar gallery.  The QOTW opening coincided with those of other artists at the Hangar that evening, which helped draw in many art appreciating viewers.  Deborah Weir, Annette Guerrero, and Susan Willen coordinated the quilts beautifully to create flow and balance for viewing.  Thank you, ladies!

The Santa Monica Art Studios Hangar Gallery, across from the Santa Monica private airport, utilizes long wide hallways along with several other areas for gallery spaces in a building mostly used as artist studios.  The building has high ceilings in what used to formerly be an airport hangar.

Sherry Kleinman with "Portrait of Eltony"

Deborah Weir, Mark and Linda Stone

Sherry Kleinman, Linda Miller & Julie Schlueter in front of "Fluid Fissure" & "Fluid Fissure 3"
Artist Statement Book

Inga Buell and Family

Inga Buell with "Tranquil Waters"
 Three quilts have already sold - Mia Bloom ("Peel Away the Layers II"), Inga Buell ("Tranquil Waters"), and Deborah Weir ("Shroud").  Congratulations to all!  May this continue to be a successful exhibition.

Quilts (L to R) by Deborah Weir, Linda Friedman, Sandra Lauterbach, Annette Guererro

Quilts ( L to R) by Sherry Kleinman, Cynthia Catlin, Inga Buell
You can still see the exhibit until June 16th at the Santa Monica Studios Hangar Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica 90405.  Regular gallery hours are Wednesdays - Saturdays noon-6 pm.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Art Quilting Studio Magazine

Congrats to Deb Stanley!  Her article entitled 'Black & White' a study in values is in it!

Hangar Layout

Thanks Ladies!  Can't wait to see it Saturday! 

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Black & White (with a twist) Acceptances!

Black and White with a twist. 

 Quilts on The Wall is happy to announce that the following artists have been accepted into the Quilts On The Wall exhibit "Black and White -with a twist."  This exhibit will debut at International Quilt Festival in Long Beach
July 26 - 29,  2012
and will continue on to Pennsylvania National in the fall of 2012 and then to Pacific National in 2013! 

Each piece measures 30" W x 54" H. Portrait orientation.  

The requirements:
The quilts must be all back and white.  The “Twist” of color is not to exceed 10% of the total area, or the equivalent of a 13” x 13” square, cut up and spread anywhere onto the quilt.  Grayscale will be considered 'color' for the purposes of this exhibit.   

The Jurors: Matthew Leslie
             Connie Rohman

The 27 Accepted Artists are:

Catherine Baltgalvis - Prelude
Jennifer Beatty - Pinwheels in the Wind
Laura Bisagna- Pointless
David Charity- Blind Eye
Trish Charity- Le'Femme
Carol A. Churchill- Geisha Perfection
Linda Friedman- Balancing Act
jo p Griffith- A day at the beach
Robin Grube- Avian Spin
Annette Guerrero- Gridlock
Stacy Hurt- Moon -Sisters
Rachel Keller - Spinning My Wheels 
Mary Beth Kile - Roots and mycorrhizal
Vonda Matthews- Tranquil Autumn Night
Linda Miller- Linear Moves
Carol Nilsen- Courage and Sass
Myrna L. Peterjohn- Jumping for Joy
JoAnn Sarachman- Childhood Memories
Julie Schlueter- Fiore
Beth Shibley- Doodling
Linda Stone- The Red Shoes
Mary Tabar- The Light
Carolyn Villars- Snowboarder 
Deborah Weir -Galactic Dance
Carolyn Winfield- Octopus Garden
Eileen Wintemute - Black & White Desert
Karen Van Dargriff- Who Are They

Congratulations to all the accepted artists!

Friday, April 6, 2012


MAY: Santa Monica Art Studios Hangar Gallery
Exhibit by Quilts on the Wall
 Saturday, May 19 from 6-9pm open for the reception
  For any questions, contact Deborah Weir

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Deborah Weir Solo Exhibition

Deborah Weir's Solo Exhibition:  Fierce Winds
Frostburg Museum
May 15-June 2, 2012
Hill and Oak Streets Frostburg, MD 21532    (301) 689-1195 
This is an exhibit of 20 of Deborah Weir's colorful Fierce Winds series fine art quilts.  They feature an array of surface design techniques including dyeing, painting, printing, laminating, soy wax resist and hand stitching, and they evoke both the destruction and the beauty of nature's force.