FIBER AND QUILT
Miles of Memories, where your quilting funds charity quilts
If you like this website design visit Circore where you can
view many examples of fantastic design by Circore Creative and Circore
Jane Dunnewold is an inspirational artist and teacher. Check
out her books Complete Cloth and Improvisational
Nancy Crow is who inspired Denise Cawley to become a quilt artist.
The major comeback in quilting can be credited to the work Crow
did to make the art form be taken seriously. She instigated the
Quilt National at the Dairy Barn and was the first quilt artist
to have a one person show at the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery.
Jinny Beyer is an award winning quilt artist who uses geometric
tessellations to design incredible quilts. Check out the free quilt
tips on her site.
Johnston is an expert fabric dyer. She is the author of several
books everyone should have in their library.
Walker is a wonderful quilter and his site is the link to every
quilt site imaginable. His list of links includes hundreds of art
quilt references in alphabetical order. Frequently he features a
new quilt artist in his online gallery.
Contemporary Cloth: Contemporary fabrics for interior design,
residential and office needs, wearables and quilting. We carry handmade
textiles by several artists, vintage and reproduction retro looks,
modern, contemporary textiles and art note cards.
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In the late 1970s artists were using fabric to create works that
were pieced, layered, stitched and stuffed. These works were "quilts"
by virtue of their structure, although they were intended to be
viewed on a vertical plane. The original designs and use of innovative
techniques and color combinations made them unacceptable to the
organizers of traditional quilt shows who were most interested in
beautifully crafted bedcovers with recognizable patterns. The only
exhibit opportunities for these artists were in mixed media fiber
shows alongside baskets and weavings until the Quilt National was
created. Visit this site to understand the history behind the current
art quilt movement.
The International Quilt Study Center holds a collection of historic
quilts unlike any on earth. In April 1997, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
announced that Robert and Ardis James were donating their collection
of over 900 quilts to the university. The Jameses also pledged their
financial support to create a center that encourages scholarship
and nurtures the appreciation of quilts as art and cultural history.
If you have never seen it, find out when the quilt will be in a
community near you. It will be an experience you'll never forget.
This organization uses The AIDS Memorial Quilt to bring an end to
AIDS. Seeing it in person illustrates the enormity of the AIDS epidemic.
Artists, teachers, writers, collectors and shop owners, and who
view quilts as an exciting emerging medium of expression and a viable
contemporary art form formed this group.
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ARTISTS OF INTEREST
The studios of Michelle and Nathaniel Stitzlein are a whimsical
place to discover.
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