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Feather Your Nest with
2016 Quilt Challenge by the Quilters’ Sew-ciety of Redding, Inc., Redding, CA
(Oklahoma City, OK (2017) )
We wanted to celebrate our feathered friends by
featuring them on quilts. "Feather Your Nest
with Quilts" is an exhibit with 48
quilts featuring a bird-related theme made
by quilters from the Quilters’ Sew-ciety of Redding,
Inc. in Redding, California. Their interpretations
range from realistic, to whimsical, and even
by Susan Lane 38" X 48"
The Cutting Edge of Contemporary Art Quilts
(Reno, NV )
The show will demonstrate how diverse materials and techniques transmute cloth into a work of art. The artists will utilize a variety of surface design approaches, including photography, mixed media, weaving, stitching, and painting to creating representational, abstract and non-representational artwork.
The viewers will experience a wide range of quilted
art on the cutting edge.
Presented by the Northern California/Northern Nevada Region of SAQA
Inspired by the Beatles
In celebration of The Beatles 50th anniversary of performing in the United States, 150 artists from Germany to Canada to Utah have Come Together to produce 150 original art quilts. Each quilt depicts a different Beatles song, and a wide variety of materials, techniques, interpretations and artist abilities are showcased.
Take a walk down memory lane and see how many songs you can guess the names of! This exhibit premiered at the Houston International Quilt Festival and it is featured in a book published by Schiffer Publishing: Inspired by the Beatles: An Art Quilt Challenge.
Join in the fun and see how the timeless music of the Beatles continues to entertain and inspire us!
( Reno, NV )
Presented by Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
Made by Stevii Graves and
quilted by Laurie Tigner
Woolies Four Pound Challenge
(Reno, NV )
The Woolie Nuts is a group of professional and non- professional quilters, sewers, and fiber artist friends, who meet informally for fun and inspiration. Founding member Pat Sloan received 85 pounds of fabric scraps, remnants from two of her Moda lines.
Rather than discarding the scraps which are left over from making sales sample books, etc., Moda returns the scraps to their designers. Woolie member Stevii Graves said, "Let's do a challenge!" We implemented a few rules, and divided up the scraps (approximately 4 pounds each) among members and a few friends who joined this fun challenge.
presented by The Woolie Nuts
Quilt of Valor Display
The exhibit features quilts made by a dedicated QOV
Group meeting at the Fabric-Chicks in Minden, NV the
1st Sat. of every month.
Sponsored by: sponsored by Fabric-Chicks
A Modern Experience with Orphan Blocks
I love working with leftover or Orphan blocks from previous projects or one's that I've collected through the years; whether using current fabrics or vintage. As you will notice in this display, I will take and use the whole block or cut them up into small sections. I add current fabrics, usually solids colors around the blocks to make into table runners, wall-quilts or bed size quilts; as you'll notice almost anything goes.
What makes these quilts is the machine quilting through the quilt top. I've been Longarm quilting since 1988 and have finished over 8,000 quilt tops professionally. All of my work is hand-guided using my Gammill Vision 26. I will sometimes use a ruler for diagonal quilting and my Designs with Lines stencils to help keep my background designs evenly spaced. I usually use a cotton batting with a polyester batting on top of the cotton batting to give the quilt more loft. I do use chalk to mark and a washable marker. After the quilt is finished with binding. I then wash my quilt and block it dry.
Quilts by Pam Clarke - Designs with Lines
Celebrate the Day With Quilts - an Art Quilt Challenge
Fifty-three artists from seven states made 72 amazing quilts celebrating some of the random, less well known holidays that occur throughout the year. The artists had a great time creating quilts for National Bird Day, Learn More about Butterflies Day, Bubba Day and many others. Some chose serious days while others chose to be silly, many of them had personal connections to the particular day they chose. They used a wide variety of techniques and created some amazing quilts.
Curated by Shannon Shirley
2015 NQA SewBatik Challenge Quilts "Down by the Riverside"
( All Shows 2016)
The SewBatik Challenge was made possible through
the generous support of SewBatik. People interested
in participating in the SewBatik Challenge were
provided with the opportunity to purchase a fat
quarter of a fabric specifically chosen to
complement the 2015 NQA Show Theme "Down by the
A place to feel replenished, relaxed,
rejuvenated, and restored. It could be a favorite
vacation spot, a concert, or somewhere in your
neighborhood, your backyard, or even the oasis
withing. A time or experience that is pleasant and
Regional Exhibit by Southern
California and Southern Nevada SAQA members
interpret the theme "Oasis"
Our World in Stitches Challenge
Carson Valley Quilt Guild will be holding their
Biannual Quilt Show on June 4-5, 2016 at Douglas
Community and Senior Center from 10-5 each day. The
title of our show is "OUR WORLD IN STITCHES".
sponsored by Carson Valley Quilt Guild
Mid-Del Stitchin Sisters Quilt Guild - Mystery Quilt Exhibit
The quilts are made by the members of Mid-Del Stitchin Sisters Quilt Guild as a mystery quilt during 2015. When each person chose their color scheme, all they knew was how each fabric needed to blend/contrast or be the back ground and yardage requirements.
From January through October
of 2015, a clue was handed out at each guild
meeting. Each person was required to bring the
previous clue completed to get the next
clue...helping to keep everyone on track to complete
a quilt top. The pattern is "Tell It to the Stars"
by Judy Laquidara and can be found at
Chinese Whispers Challenge 2016
Remember the childhood circle game where someone
whispered a message to another person, who then
whispered the message to the next person in the
circle, and so on until the message got back to the
person with the original message?
The last message was nothing like the original
message. That’s our quilt game, and it’s called
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