Thursday, March 17, 2011
Last Saturday, my quilt group traveled to San Francisco's main public library to see a display of our quilts. The 27 quilts are scattered throughout the fifth floor, The Wallace Stegner Environmental Center. We were asked to show quilts that reflected a positive message about the environment.
CQFA, Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists (www.cqfa.org), is a small but talented group of Bay Area quilters who use a variety of techniques to create art quilts, artist trading cards and other fiber art. The exhibit shows off all of their gifts. I love belonging to this creative group. My piece for the show, called Volunteers, was a first attempt at a landscape. I wanted to represent the morning glories that had sprung up in the crack of a sidewalk.
Other pieces in the display were made by Maureen Lardie and SoYoung Lee.
Here's a better picture of Maureen's.
Sonja Jeter's quilt.
This case features quilts by Jaye Lapachet, Robin Cole, Sue Porter, Caroline Ogg and Margit Sage. Jaye blogs at the Artquiltmaker. You will find lots of useful info there. http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/
Artist trading cards are the size of a playing card and are made to be swapped with other quilters. A tiny representation of the artist.
There is many more lovely pieces to be seen. Four of our members created educational pieces, illustrating favorite techniques. A reception and panel discussion will be held on Earth Day, April 17th at the library. Of course admission is free. Jazz musician, Wally Schnalle (you might remember Dewey and Buster listening to him in Old Maid's Puzzle) will be playing.
Libraries and quilts, what could be better?