My quilt “Entre Nous” is part of Quilt National 2011′s biennial exhibition of the best in contemporary quilting. Taking place in the historic Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, the show features the work of 85 prominent art quilters and runs from May 28 through September 5, 2011. The exhibit will then tour nationally and internationally for several years.
“Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 2,” published by Lark Books, will feature an in-depth look at the work of a select number of art quilters, including me. Ten of my quilts are included in the book which will be released in August, 2011. A companion traveling exhibition will be mounted by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) and will include one work from each artist in the book. “Miles Ahead,” my homage to Miles Davis, will be part of the traveling exhibition. As a special treat we’ve also been asked to create a small piece that will demonstrate the primary technique of our quilt. Visitors will actually be allowed to handle these samples without interference from the white glove “quilt police.” (Zowie, Batman!) Confirmed exhibitions will include the International Quilt Festivals (IQF) in Houston, Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Long Beach, California, and at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. “Miles Ahead” has previously toured as part of the Textural Rhythms exhibit which included venues such as the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the New York State Museum and the Rutgers University Art Museum.
Two of my quilts (“The Basket Maker” and “Global Warning”) are included in the delicious book 500 Art Quilts, published by Lark Books. A large sampling of quilts from the book (including my two) were on hand for the International Quilt Festival in Houston last November.
After more than a year at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, OH, “The Journey of Hope in American: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama” will soon be returning to the contributing artists. My quilt, “We Are a Nation” which celebrates President Obama’s insightful Inaugural Address was part of this exhibition.
My quilt, “Bail Me” (aka “Dude Who Stole My Money?”) is included in the Summer 2011 issue of Fiberarts magazine. Regrettably this will also be the last issue of this wonderful magazine, another victim of the end of the paper press as we now know it.