Sunday, November 20, 2016

Not one but two - WOW - Leah Higgins

Congratulations, Leah, on getting two quilts into such prestigious exhibitions. Keep dancing!

Quilt National '17

Ruins 7

(180cm wide x 249cm high)


Artists Statement:
Ruins 7 is part of a series that explores what happens to buildings when we stop using them, when we leave them behind. Glass panes crack, water pipes burst, wind pulls at the fixtures and fittings. Rust and moss stain the walls.
We stop using buildings for many reasons. This piece references buildings and cities destroyed by war.
London, Dresden, Hiroshama, Lebanon, New York. Hate and war destroys lives. It destroys buildings and tear apart cities. Do we re-build? Or is the thought of burying that hate under new buildings too painful? Should we allow nature to reclaim the buildings, to cover the ground, to soothe the pain?
Techniques and Materials: Artists own printed cotton fabrics: breakdown printing, and other surface design techniques. Pieced, layered and machine quilted.
SAQA Layered Voices
Happy today?
(60cm wide x 389cm high)

Artists Statement:
Happy today? was created following a dark, difficult period caring for a loved one with severe depression. Constantly checking; asking ‘Are you OK?’, ‘How do you feel?’. Driven by my need for reassurance, my fear of the unthinkable. Burying my own feelings from him. From others. From myself. Stressful, exhausting days and nights. Occasional bitter sweet moments of joy followed by guilt. Gallows humour breaking through on the darkest of days.
Happy today? can be suspended from the ceiling and viewed from both sides or hung on a wall revealing only the pieced side. The piece billows and pleats on the floor hiding parts, hiding layers of emotion.

Techniques and Materials: Artists own printed cotton fabrics: breakdown printing, screen printing and other surface design techniques. Double sided pieced and whole-cloth construction, layered and stitched. Integral hanging loop.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Katriina Flensburg - her story of loss

As you may know the collection that I exhibited together with Jette Clover at the OEQC of 2015 disappeared after it was handed over by us to a OEQC staff-member for further freight (initially first to their office/wear-house and then back to Sweden). The whole experience has been very draining traumatic. To get a needed closure,  I published recently a web-exhibition (hosted by the association of Nordic Textile Art) where I  present the lost pieces and addressed some issues based on my experience.



Please use the link below which takes you to an introduction to my exhibition.



All the best,
Katriina

You can also visit Katriina's blog at www.katriinaflensburg.se

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Work by Elizabeth Michelle-Dutheil


Here are the two works by Elizabeth Michelle-Dutheil which were selected for the LA CONNER QUILT- TEXTILEMUSEUM Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival exhibition:

4 SEASONS Valais (4 tables: spring-summer-autumn-winter)
THE SUN IS (Day 2 of Genesis)

In case, my translation is incorrect, Elizabeth's message in french is below.

Congratulations and thanks, Elizabeth

Bonjour Christine.
Voici les deux oeuvres sélectionnées par LA CONNER QUILT- TEXTILEMUSEUM exposition Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
LES 4 SAISONS VALAISANNES (4 tableaux : printemps-été-automne-hiver)
QUE LE SOLEIL SOIT (2ème jour de la Genèse)
mes meilleures salutations amicales.


Elizabeth MICHELLOD-DUTHEIL
Atelier d'artiste

http://www.elizabeth-michellod-dutheil.ch (2015..)
http://www.maaevalais.ch (2000-2015)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.