Rachel Derstine of Philadelphia is teaching an online Zoom class for AQU called ‘Keep It Simple, Pack a Punch’ . The class will be split into two 3 hour sessions,
Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 to 1:00. The other on
Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 to 1:00
(Plus a one week access to the online course)
There is a minimum of 20 students
Cost $20.00 per student
Check her out at racheidertinedesigns.com and artfulquiltingandsewing.com
he also has a Facebook group called Artful Quilting and Sewing Group.
The Color Theory Game by Holly Watson
April 14, 2021
A few years ago Pat Haas and I decided we were each going to do a series. She chose faces, which she is very good at. After thinking of many ideas, I chose Color Theory. I decided to check a variety of books with color theory articles, lessons etc. I came upon Katie Pasquini Masopaust’s book Color and Composition for the Creative Quilter. Not only does she talk about color, but also composition and design. It sounded very exciting to me, so tried a couple. But I soon realized there were so many options, I would never do all of them, which would I do next.
So I came up with what I call the Color Theory game. I’m thinking it should have a new name.
I’ve been thinking about writing a book for this game, and it would be fun to have pictures of your challenge quilts in it. You can make more than one!!
There are directions on the game sheet. For this challenge I would like you to make it any shape you’d like, perimeter no larger than 60”. Due date will be Oct. 9. I hope you enjoy this challenge.
Members can go to members only section of this website and see section for challenges for more details
From: Naples Quilt Guild
My name is Sandy Renne, and I am the boutique chair for Naples Quilter's
Guild. We have cancelled our annual quilt show for March, 2021, but we are
happy to announce that the Naples Quilter's Guild will be having a mini
boutique on Saturday, March27th, 2021. This will be from 10 to 3, and held
at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Dr., Naples, FL 34102.
This is one block north of the Coastland Center Mall in Naples.
Since we are not having our quilt show this month, we decided to have a
boutique and help fund our guild activities. Our guild is famous for our $3
a yard fabric and we have tons of it- (over 30 boxes)! We have books and
lots of patterns as well as notions, thread, embroidery CDs and other
goodies! We would love to see you there. We will be following CDC guidelines
for safety against COVID-19.
We will be social distancing, hand sanitizer will be available in the
boutique, and masks are required!! We cannot allow you in without a mask
that covers your mouth and nose!!! If you have been to our boutiques in the
past you know we have a massive, gigantic boutique with thousands of pieces
of fabric at a really good price!!!! Who can't use some three dollar a yard
fabric??!!!!!! join us for a wonderful time and a great sale!!!!!
Remember it is Saturday, March 27th - one day only from 10am to 3 PM.
We hope you can join us for a safe and fun day!
If you have any questions, my phone number is 239-287-9485 (text is best)
Our presenter is Patricia Anderson Turner, she will present “Visual Essays”, a presentation that explores Social Commentary Art, writing effective artist and piece statements, and why entering “all media” art exhibits is so important to me (and why you may want to try it, too!).
Patricia addresses social and political issues with her mixed media and textile art as created in her Punta Gorda, Florida, studio. Issues Turner addresses are as varied as the history of white supremacy and of racial division, gun violence, and the environment; among other issues of our time. Turner’s career highlights include a First Place at the Verona Museum of Modern Art, Italy, in 2011 as well as top honors in museums, art galleries, and art centers throughout the United States. Recently, Turner has been tapped by renown political art curator Karen Gutfreund for a featured display of her installation “Assault on Orlando” in the “Deadlocked and Loaded” exhibit in New York starting this February through April, 2021. Turner is also currently exhibiting at the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel’s “H20” exhibit February through April, and at the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) in NYC “The Resilience of Grief” exhibit, also February through the end of April, 2021. She recently received The Award of Excellence from English Juror Sue Coe at the Reece Museum in Tennessee, First Place and Merit Awards at Art Center Sarasota, and has been selected for juried exhibits in Manhattan’s Grand Central Library and the Foosaner Museum (Melbourne, FL) as well as online exhibits.
Turner’s “Women Take Issue” exhibit, both curated and invitational by Turner, will encompass all three galleries (12,500 square feet) of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Ft Myers. Note: Originally scheduled for October of 2020, the ““Women Take Issue” exhibit has been rescheduled to February of 2022 with an Opening Reception date of February 4th, 2022.
Turner’s social commentary work has been published in scholarly reference books about human rights and health and featured in the PBS film “Crossroads” as well as purchased for permanent public collections in museums, universities, and the travelling Human Rights Art Exhibition.
Turner is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists based in New York City (NAWA) and the Florida Artists Group (FLAG). She has regular membership in the Ft Myers Alliance of the Arts, in Art Quilters Unlimited, and is an inaugural member of the Sarasota Art Museum (SAM).
Turner’s website is www.patriciaturnerart.com
DEADLOCKED AND LOADED: Disarming America
Curated by Karen M. Gutfreund
February 11 to April 18, 2021
Make your reservation TODAY for in-person gallery viewing HERE!
The COVID pandemic was top-of-mind for most of 2020 but 2020 was also a devastating year for gun violence. And once again, communities of color bore a disproportionate burden of the violence. At the same time, gun sales surged in 2020. An estimated 20 million guns were sold, 6.1 million more than in 2019.
The need to address gun violence is more urgent than ever and in response, artists from across the United States have used their artistic voices to address issues related to our culture of gun violence particularly how it affects women, children and marginalized peoples.
Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America, curated by Karen M. Gutfreund, is a “locked and loaded” conversation through art, showcasing art in all media that addresses the culture of violence, systemic racism, police brutality and gun issues in the United States—particularly in how it affects women and children with lasting impacts.
From a feminist perspective, the works speak to issues that include gender, race, mental health, political affiliations, philosophical stances, remembrance and memorials, and access to and use of firearms in regard to the 2nd Amendment.
Twenty-four artists participating in the ArtRage exhibition: Salma Arastu, Lorraine Bonner, Beth Costello, Cat Del Buono, Justyne Fischer, Pamela Flynn, Lisa Freeman, Marlowe Jones, Kate Kretz, Beth Lakamp, Ann J. Lewis, Sarah Maple, Penny Mateer, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Amy Pleasant, Michele Pred, Lucky Rapp, Jenny Reinhardt,
Karen J. Revis, Beverly Rippel, Kadie Salfi, Gigi Salij, Patricia Turner, and Margi Weir.
This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Community Folk Art Center and Point of Contact Gallery in Syracuse.
A catalog representing all 36 artists exhibiting in the three galleries can be viewed HERE.
Our next meeting is February 13, 2021 in Parish Hall at St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church.
1:00 General Meeting
2:20 Show and Tell
We are excited to announce that our very own Holly Watson will be demonstrating Free Motion Quilting. Be sure to check out her information on our website (www.artquiltersunlimited.com) and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Artquiltersunlimited).
For those able to attend in person, we look forward to seeing you there. For those who cannot, we will be streaming via Facebook Live. (https://www.facebook.com/events/841936599919026)
As a reminder, we will be adhering to the following CDC Covid 19 guidelines. Please review prior to the meeting.
The first two challenges are broad and relatively undefined. Very much left to the imagination of the Artist. We can’t wait to see your creations!! This is just for our group, at this point. We don’t have a plan to put them in an exhibit or show. That may change, but right now there is no plan.
Holly Watson will be developing our third challenge. More information will be available soon.
We all change throughout our lives; That is how we grow and evolve. For this challenge, create a piece showing how your subject has changed over the years. The subject can be a person, a technique, a place or anything else that brings you joy.
Did you know that many of our postal stamps are actually a reproduction of a work of art.? Every year the USPS selects 15 commemorative designs to be released into circulation. This link is to an interesting article about art and the postal stamp. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/art-stamps-usps-1902451
For this challenge, create a piece to commemorate the year 2020. 2020 was a very difficult year for many of us. However, there were some positives as well. We learned how to communicate differently. We learned that there were material things that we didn’t really need. It was a time to reset and really focus on what was (and is) most important to us. This challenge is about that…what did 2020 mean to you?
Yesterday morning, Wednesday, Sally Dutko, Ann Reardon and Jan Piscitelli put up the AQU exhibit at the Coco Gallery. Attached are a few photos which show some of the fabulous work submitted for the exhibit. Please stop by and visit. The exhibit runs through Tuesday, 12/22!