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
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.
Lynley of Lynley Quilts blog has posted an honest and wonderful review of Unconventional & Unexpected. I love how she talks about how the book pushes her creative process and spurs new thinking about quiltmaking!
I had the loveliest time taking Kathy Doughty and friends through Found/Made at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. I'm thrilled that she would include her thoughts on both the exhibition and Unconventional & Unexpected in her dynamic blog, Material Obsession. It's amazing to see others respond to the quilts and the artwork in the same way that I do: as a treasure seeker, wondering what the quiltmaker was thinking, enjoying and questioning tradition. Thank you to Kathy and everyone at Material Obsession.
I am delighted to share that Hi-Fructose has done a feature on the upcoming exhibition Found/Made at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Hi-Fructose highlights the work done by contemporary art and quiltmakers in the exhibition such as Joe Cunningham, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Luke Haynes, Clay Lohmann, Therese May, Sarah Nishiura, and Ben Venom. I'm excited to see their work together with others in July.