More textile artists are using photos in their work today as current technology makes it such a natural fit to combine the mediums.  Some of us were quick to appreciate the new duo but as usual, some remain naysayers.  Of course, there are always those less willing to accept the new kids on the block, so I’m happy to do my part at spreading the glories! I had every intention of entering something in this year’s exhibit at The Whistler but I never got to it.  I did, however,very much enjoyed attending the event!

One such textile artist who uses photos in her work textiles is the talented Jill Kerttula, who attended last week’s artist reception for the” Out Of The Blue” Exhibit at The Whistler House and Museum.  My favorite of the two of her works there is “Willows Revisited”:  Willows Revisited

Also there was one of my favorite people, Mary Ellen Latino and her “Travel Muse: La Manana” :

Mary-Ellen Latino. -Travel Muse- La Manana-

Of course Wen Redmond’s “Trees Singing” hung with pride although she was too busy in New Hampshire to attend:

Wen Redmond. Trees Singing

Much better photos of these and other stunning quilts in this fabulous exhibit can be seen on the Whistler House website. Not a bad representation  – 3 out of the 17 artists used photographs in their works.

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Fiber in the Present Tense 2014


Fabulous day yesterday!  I attended my first meeting of SDA (Surface Design Association) in New Bedford and found myself surrounded by some very talented and friendly folks.  The meeting date was chosen to coincide with the opening of the exhibition, Fiber in the Present Tense 2014 at Art Works Gallery, an outgrowth of the New Bedford Art Museum.

Some of the highlights of the exhibit:


Eggstra Ordinary is Rosemary Hoffenberg’s artful quilt along with Rosemary!

Mary Ellen LatinoLast Memories 1. sm.

Mary Ellen Latino is the creator of Last Memories 1, a fabulous portrait of her mother digitally printed, then overdyed with a shibori dye technique.

Last Memories 1 detail

Injured and Repaired. KB

Kimberly Becker’s work is quite poignant.  Hers are small pieces painted onto fabric and embellished with thread.  This is a fine example of her work.