“Complex Threads”

“Complex Threads” is a textile show I co-curated with Gail Harker of  some of her students. I also have been a student  for over seven years. It has been a life changer for me! Pushing me to new boundaries in art and finding more confidence along the way.  If you are in the area (Everett, WA at the Schack Art Center) make time to visit the exhibition. The opening is Jan. 10, 2013 from 5-8 pm. The show runs til Feb. 16th and features 40 artists with 60+ pieces including clothing, 2-D and 3-D.  We have selected a wide range of artworks that reflect the new direction stitch is heading. Hope to see you there!

Quilt Visions 2012 Brainstorm

The opening Oct 20th.

Visions new home is in a great location called Liberty Station. It’s an old military base re-purposed including hotels, restaurants, art groups and more.

The evening started with a private opening for the artists and sponsors of the show. We had an hour to greet each other before the public was invited in.  The evening was great, finally getting to put faces to people I had corresponded with, followed  their careers, and even made some new connections.


(left to right) “Solace” by Mary Pal. “Time Crumbles Things”  mine, “Twilight” by Linda Colsh




Here are a few of the other artists I got to meet and their pieces.


Neon Reflections on a NYC  Skyscraper” by Patricia A. Washburn







“Growth Factor”  by Betty Busby





“The Stars Motel, Chicago”  By Lisa Kijak, winner of the “Presidents Award”

One of my favorites!




“Twilight”  by Linda Colsh, winner of the “Quilts Japan Award” and a fellow panelist. I didn’t get a picture of her standing next to it.





First Light”  by Wen Redmond





And  “Chrysalises # 1”  by Valerie Maser-Flanigan, this is the cover image for the catalog






The next day started out with a breakfast hosted  for us by the museum   where once again we got to visit and sign books




A  mob scene trying to sign each others books








Sharing a laugh with Mary Pal







Group Shot, 25 out of the 40 artists came for the opening



The doors once again opened to the public and then we had a “Walk and Talk”  where each artist stood by their artwork and discussed a little bit about their process in the making of their piece.

Stay tuned for the next posting which will include the panel discussion.