Artistic Opportunities Take Many Forms
As school draws to a close, my teaching responsibilities at Boulder High School give way to summer break. I’m gearing up for a fabulous summer of art. The possibilities are exciting and I’m hoping my fiber art friends will join me.
Artistic Opportunity: Be a Small Part of Something Big
First, are you like me? Worried about the discord and division that seems to be growing in the US. We have many important issues to address. Yet, we seem to struggle with the civil discourse needed to work our way to meaningful solutions.
The US/Mexico Border Wall is just one of these issues, but one that I want to tackle. I’m sponsoring the Border Wall Quilt Project; an art installation made of quilted bricks. I’m going to make the wall, but I need help with the bricks. If this is an issue of concern for you, I hope you will join in.
I’m calling on quilters to create 8×16 inch mini-quilts expressing their ideas, concerns, and opinions about the border wall and then send them to me. Anyone can submit up to 3 quilted bricks. This isn’t a juried exhibition. I intend to use all bricks submitted to create a wall about the wall. Interested? Read More
Follow the progress at BorderWallQuiltProject.com
Artistic Opportunity: Portraits in Colorado
Next, quilting and Thread-Painting people have been my art focus for many years now. It’s my passion and I’m taking it to some pretty interesting locations this summer.
I’m pairing up with eQuilter.com to offer two workshops in my own backyard. eQuilter.com is located right there in Boulder, Colorado and they are offering 2 workshops in their magnificent classroom space: Thread-Painted Portraits, July 16-17, and Appliqué Portrait Quilts, July19-20.
Visit eQuilter.com for more information.
Artistic Opportunities Around the Country
Finally, if you can’t make it to Colorado, look for me in these locations:
Spring Tea with the Loomis Quilt & Fiber Guild, Loomis, CA, May 5, 2018
North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Asheville, NC, May 31-June 3
Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Getaway, Cave City, KY, June 13-15