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
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.
I am pleased to share that two of my quilts are part of the exhibition, Losing the Compass, at White Cube's Mason's Yard space. The exhibition was curated by Cameron Weaver and Mathieu Paris, and includes an exceptional group of work.
Losing the Compass
8 October 2015 - 9 January 2016
White Cube, Mason's Yard
25-26 Masons Yard
London SW1Y 6BU
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.
The exhibition also titled Unconventional & Unexpected is finally up at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. The Sonoma Index-Tribune did a beautiful piece on the exhibition. They came with great questions.
U&U is being exhibited simultaneously with Shaker Stories from the Collection of Benjamin H. Rose III. The Sonma Index-Tribune put together a beautiful gallery of images from both exhibitions.
Unconventional & Unexpected, the exhibition, runs from February 14 until May 17, 2015 at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.
I was so pleased when my friend and colleague Janneken Smucker agreed to write the "quilt history" essay for the book. She is doing an amazing job as part of the next generation of quilt historians. I have always enjoyed following her writing and projects. Be sure to include her newest book, Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon, in your quilt library.
Her blog post about Unconventional & Unexpected really captures what I hope people take away from U&U as she concludes: "I hope you join me in looking, reading, and thinking, and then behold these quilts as completely unexpected, yet just what you’ve been looking for."
Read her blog post here.