Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The piece below, "Gate-1" is my piece of the week. I was inspired by another gate piece that I created from some of my hand dyed and then painted fabric. I fused to peltex both sides and I love the feel of the fabric. I like the stablity and the quiltablity. I'm preparing for an open house this weekend. All the stores are having 3-day events and so is "Hand Works". I hope/pray that you all will have a safe/great/wonderful holiday.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
On October 25, 2008 artist, "Options" quilt instructor, producer and host Marian L.Hayes (above) will premiere “Cover Stories” a live television production showcasing Chicago quilt makers. The program is part of the citywide month long "Chicago Artist Month"event. There will be a panel discussion on the role of quilts in the 21st century. Guest include Zetta Dupart, Yvonne Williams, Geraldine Woolfork, Ursulla Allen, Delores Sanders, Gwen Boyd-McGee, Ora Fireson, and Trish Williams. Program starts at 10 am at Chicago State University, Douglass Hall, 9501 S. King Drive in Chicago, IL 60628
Chicago Artists Month is an annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community. Each October more than 200 exhibitions of emerging and established artists participate in openings, demonstrations, tours, open studios and neighborhood art walks at galleries, cultural centers and arts buildings throughout the city. For more information, call 312/744-6630 or visit http://www.cityofchicago.org/CulturalAffairs. Chicago Artists Month is organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and is made possible through the Presenting Sponsorship of 3Arts and the Lead Sponsorship of the Sara Lee Foundation.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This week pieces are some that I made last week and didn't feature. They are simple in there construction, but I love the colors. They are sewn to mat boards and are ready to be frame. They are small parts of a larger piece that I'm working on and there are two more to follow. "Rays-I" (left) is created with my hand dyed cotton and some of Sonji Hunt's hand painted fabric and glass beads. In "Morning Dew-I" (right) I also used some of my same cotton, silk and purchased hand dye cotton. Glass beads were also added to enhance. These works measure 8 by 9.5 inches plus the mats which are 12 by 12 squared. I painted the mat before sewing the pieces to them. I've fallen in love with these little pieces of art.
NTQG show "Quilting in the City" was as great as always and well attended. You can check out some of the photos on their website at http://www.chicagontqg.com/ in their Flickr album. This is also my last year for being a part of the guild. Because I want to focus on my art quilting I'm moving on to more groups where that is their main objective. I will also way have Needles and Threads in my heart because I've learned a great deal being a member of this group and they have allow me to be a part of their history.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
October 18 & 19 is the annual quilt show of Needles and Threads Quilters Guild. They are one of the oldest African American quilting guilds in Chicago and this is quilt show year "Quilting in the city". I have several of my pieces (below) in this show along with at lease a 100 others. The show is at Fernwood Park fieldhouse at 10436 S. Wallace St.
I also have several of my piece (below) at an exhibition at the Urban Art Retreat at 1957 S. Spaulding. "U.A.R. encourages people to learn from each other’s differences while overlapping our similarities through examining issues of violence and inequity in our society. " Opening reception is October 4, 2008 from 1 to 5 at the Liz Long Gallery.
I'm so amaze that I will have so much work on display at the same time. I also have some works that are going places that I didn't know about. Two of my pieces (below) are on their way to Ohio. I have three of if my pieces that are in shows around the country and 3 of my coats being sent off to a show in Texas for next month. This is truly a busy time and if you are in Chicago at all during these events do come out and support the arts/artists.