I was very excited to be invited to speak with Sandi Hazlewood of Crafty Planner, who does a very thoughtful and well curated series of podcasts about the world of textiles.Read More
I am extremely pleased to share that two of my quilts, Spider Web and Bow Tie, have been donated to the Newark Museum. There everyone can continue to be enjoy them and all their brilliant tones.Read More
Amelia Peck's dedication to women as makers makes me especially excited to have my crib quilt created by Nellie Block in the Metropolitan Museum's collection.Read More
I must congratulate the amazing Sabrina Gschwandtner on her latest exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica. Positively stunning work, and it has been duly recognized in ArtForum's LA Critics' Picks.Read More
The Quilt Show came to visit the RK Quilt Barn! I got to share what's so "unconventional and unexpected" about the quilts in my collections and the story of how I came to fall in love with quilts. In the episode, you'll also get to hear about quiltmakers Sue and Ashley Nickels.
Episode 1808 airs on Sunday, April 10th, 2016. You can watch the trailer below. The episode will be available via The Quilt Show's website here.
Thank you to Shelly Heesacker and everyone else at The Quilt Show!
Ms. Nash picks up on many of the beautiful motifs I love about both quilts and the pieces in the exhibition at White Cube, noticing the relationships between accident and chaos with structure. She sees the distortions in the Boetti embroidered pieces amidst the stringent grid; she sees the "wobble" of the quilts' edges in Unconventional & Unexpected. Here are artists and quiltmakers willing to see what happens when you venture outside the grid. Personality happens. All the while Ms. Nash recognizes the need for context and conversations around all of these pieces and how publications and exhibitions can act as a bridge between the fine art and the textile/craft communities. She speaks about the artworks and the quilts in the same language.
Featured are images from the exhibition, as well as quilts from my collection. I am pleased that she chose to feature the brilliantly orange Nine Patch, Virgie Walton's Stripes, Original Design of work clothes, 8 which is included above, and a Log Cabin, variation.
A huge thank you to Ms. Nash and everyone across the pond at British Patchwork & Quilting!
Read "Losing the Compass: Unconventional and Unexpected" in the March 2016 issue of British Patchwork & Quilting.