Coming up, our work will be on view in the UK at Midsomer Quilting 20 to 23 April, 2011 (that's next month!), and then it moves on to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK from 11 to 14 August, 2011.
The show in Houston is a kind of quilt Mecca, so we are all planning to go! As many of the Twelve by Twelve artists as possible will be at Quilt Festival to sign books and "talk story" (as they say in Hawai'i). We are very excited to see each other (for many of us, it will our first time meeting in real life) and we look forward to sharing our work in person with many readers too!
We are twelve quilt artists who embarked on an art challenge together. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow.
For four years (2007-2011), we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette. See our Theme Series and our Colorplay series.
For the 2012 Series, we changed things a bit and made rectangular pieces, 20x12 inches with roughly 10 weeks between each challenge. As before, we had a designated theme for each challenge.
We shared our process, progress, and results on this blog. It remains a key record of our rich collaboration.