AQU has been invited to hang a month long exhibit this January at the gallery at the
Coconut Point Mall in Estero. Our past exhibits have been well received by the public
and other artists in the gallery.
Set up: Wednesday, January 5
Take Down: Wednesday, January 26
Size: Maximum width is 36” and maximum length is 70”
Theme: There is no theme. Choose pieces that make you happy and proud.
Presentation: ALL work must be READY TO HANG!
Entry Fee: $15 for the first piece and $5 for each additional piece
When a piece is sold, the artist receives 70% and the gallery receives 30%.
Jan Piscitelli will administer the exhibit and collect art on Saturday, November 13 at
the membership meeting and on Sunday, December 12 at the Holiday Luncheon.
To make alternate arrangements call me at 239-498-7366 and I can meet you at
the gallery in Estero until Thursday, December 30.
Entry Form and Payment
To locate the entry form and payment online, click on Calendar and Events. In the drop
Down box, click on Exhibits. There will be links to entry form and online payments.
Mail the Exhibit form to: Art Quilters Unlimited
P.O. Box 1501
Bonita Springs, FL 34133
During the August exhibit at the Center for the Arts in Marco Island, Mary Pat Palombo won first place. Also exhibiting was Cheryl Costley who had 3 pieces on exhibit.
Date: December 12th
Time: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Place: Connors Steak and Seafood 100076 Gulf Center Rd, Fort Myerse
See tab for Calendar and Events and then select the dropdown for Holiday Luncheon for details and payment link
Marco Island Center for the Arts made a video of our show "Out of the Ordinary" Check it out!
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