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Fiber Frenzy in Philadelphia

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Naomi Adams, Complement

Spring is here, and with it comes lots of opportunities to see Quilt National artists work on exhibit. Cindy Friedman, Director of ArtQuilt Elements wrote to let us know about ArtQuilt Elements 2014 at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA. ArtQuilts Elements 2014 is the 11the exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show and includes 43 quilts selected from over 600 entries.

“One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in a gallery setting but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form.”

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Judy Kirpich, Anxiety No. 8, David

Several Quilt National artists were juried into this show, including Marianne Burr, Dianne Firth, Valerie Goodwin, Michael James, and more.  Quilt National artists, Jill Ault and Judy Kirpich,  are also among the prize winners. The jurors for ArtQuilt Elements 2014 are Susie Brandt, Full-time Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art, Gerhardt Knodel, Internationally Recognized Fiber Artist and Educator and Jan Myers-Newbury, Quilt Artist and Educator.

ArtQuilt Elements 2014 is open at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne PA  from March 21- May 3, 2014.

For more information, including a full list of artists and prize winners, please visit www.artquiltelements.org

Three more reasons to plan a trip to Philadelphia right now.

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Snyderman’s International Fiber Biennial

3rd and Cherry Sts. Philadelphia, PA

until April 26th, 2014.

www.snyderman-works.com

 

What A Stitch at the Gravers Lane Gallery

8405 Germantown Ave, Phila PA until April 20th, 2014

www.graverslanegallery.com/exhibitions-present

Lisa Call at the Bluestone Gallery  

301 North 3rd St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.

 2/25/14 – 3/29/14

Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm 267-773-8114.  

www.Bluestone-gallery.com

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Marianne Burr to be featured at National Quilt Museum

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Ezekiel’s Wheels by Marianne Burr

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky will be featuring the works of Marianne Burr along with those of modern quilter Denyse Schmidt in a dual exhibition entitled Two Approaches: Now and the Future of Quilting.

Between October 11, 2013 and January 14, 2014 there will be an opportunity to enjoy Marianne’s sophisticated use of traditional hand stitching and see how Denyse’s interpretation of traditional quilt patterns has inspired a new movement in the quilting world.

Besides the obvious contrast in the styles of these artists, a similarity comes through as both approaches have historic roots but are uniquely individual.

Marianne and Denyse both plan to be present at the Museum Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19.

Marianne Burr’s website
Denyse Schmidt’s website
The National Quilt Museum

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