Joined By Stitch At It Again!

Joined By Stitch At It Again!

I savor chunks of time, attention and interaction that takes place during the monthly meetings of the fiber art critique group that I belong to and that belongs to me – to each of us. The threads of thoughts, ideas and shared moments stay with me as I work and as I rest, informing my choices as I go along, enriching my journey even as I stand by myself at work. It couldn’t be a more caring, creative group of wonderful artists, each as different in our unique art paths as we are cut from the same substantial spirit cloth. We call ourselves Joined By Stitch and have been exhibiting as a group for a couple of years now.

Consider, if you will, joining with us for our upcoming exhibition, STITCHED, artist reception, Saturday, March 7th, 4 to 6 PM! Open Studios at The Loading Dock will commence at noon, so you can make a day of it and enjoy the whole experience

Fiber Fusions at The Whistler

Fiber Fusions at The Whistler

Got to Lowell on Saturday with Sue Colozzi who’s been so gracious to take me on as a passenger on various excursions – thank you Sue! We visited a number of galleries having great exhibitions. Today I’ll share some pics from the Fiber Fusions exhibition at The Whistler House. More to come.

A signature of excellence and originality by Sue Colozizi
Taormina. Lena Meszaros, France is the winner of the  Viewer’s Choice Award . Congratulations Lena! I have to say that it was also my favorite!
Detail of the exquisite artistry so well executed and so original of Taormina by Lena Meszaros.
Growing Unseen by Bobbi Baugh won the Juror’s Award. Congratulations Bobbi! So well deserved!

I wish I could include them all but it was so well attended I couldn’t get a decent photo of many of them because there was always a group of people blocking the sightline.

The Artists – all among the best in the field

A fabulous day seeing such art and getting to see lots of good people!

Explorations: Journeys In Creativity-Inside the Quilt Artist’s Studio

Explorations: Journeys In Creativity-Inside the Quilt Artist’s Studio

The exhibition that we all worked so hard on for months is coming up soon! The first part was held in December and now, the second part, that I am part of, is almost here! Part 1 was fabulous and you can expect the same of this one, It was exceptionally well attended and people who came were very receptive to the concept of this exhibit and the presentations. The Lightening Talks were a hit!

Saturday, April 6th, New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Artist Reception begins 1PM
Explorations II: Inside the Quilt Artist’s Studio
​April 2 – June 23, 2019
“Have you have ever viewed an art quilt and wondered, “How did she do that?” From improvisational piecing to traditional embroidery, from digital design to eco-printing, today’s fiber artists draw on a wide range of materials and tools to add depth, complexity and texture to their work. This exhibition invites you inside the artist’s studio to learn about the extensive variety of techniques used by New England based members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). Presented in two parts, each of the 24 artists is represented by an original 30” x 50” art quilt that showcases her signature technique. Co-Curators: Allison Wilbur and Nancy Turbitt”       -NEQM
Ann Brauer
Sue Colozzi
Janis Doucette
Janice Jones
Mary-Ellen Latino
Marya Lowe
Jeanne Marklin
Valerie Maser-Flanagan
Sharon McCartney
Suzanne Munroe
Wen Redmond
Sarah Ann Smith

Saturday, April 6 · 1 – 2 pm

Five Artists Included in ​Explorations II: Inside the Quilt Artist’s Studio Present “Lighting Talks”

​Wen Redmond
​”Expanding The Surface: Printing On Created Substrate of Molding Paste
“Sue Colozzi
“Landscape Experiments Or… How I Play With Fabric”
Janis Doucette
“Best Practices for Eco Printers”
Mary-Ellen Latino
“21st Century Mixed Media Fiber Art”

Suzanne Munroe
​”Fiber Portraits”

​Here’s My work: “Surrender:”