Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Visit Terry Grant's Studio!

Alex Anderson and The Quilt Show made a surprise visit to Terry Grant in her Portland studio. You can view the show at Episode 1502: Small Pieces, Big Impact (it's free until 3 August 2014 with a basic membership).  The slideshow below also gives you a peek into Terry's studio and some of her recent work.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Monday, July 21, 2014

Colourplay at the European Patchwork Meeting 2014

In just two months, the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay exhibition opens at Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, Alsace, France:18-21 September 2014 (sponsored by Aurifil).  This is your opportunity to view all 144 works in this series and to meet Françoise Jamart and Brenda Gael Smith.

European Patchwork Meeting 2014

Brenda is also teaching two workshops: Stacks of Improvisation is full but there are still some spaces in  .  :Serendipity Circles on Saturday, 20 September.   Come along and we can improvise together!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

SAQA Benefit Auction 2014: Dream Collection

The annual benefit auction is the signature fundraising event for Studio Art Quilt Associates. Your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach. The 2014 SAQA Benefit Auction is coming up in September and Dream Collections are starting to appear online.  The dream collection set out below is comprised of works donated by six of the Twelves that are up for auction:
Nightfall - Deborah Boschert Sky Blue Pink - Gerrie Congdon 
Nightfall: Deborah Boschert             Sky Blue Pink: Gerrie Congdon 
Undecided - Karen Rips  The Visitor - Terri Stegmiller     
Undecided:  Karen Rips                   The Visitor:  Terri Stegmiller 
    Eye of the Crow - Terry Grant    Neptune's Necklace #1 - Brenda Gael Smith        
Eye of the Crow: Terry Grant                   Neptune's Necklace#1:Brenda Smith

Talking of SAQA, congratulations to Helen! Her work Graffiti 1 was juried into the SAQA exhibition Wide Horizons IV that will premiere at the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/European Patchwork Meeting  in Alsace, France:18-21 September 2014.  Don't forget, all 144 works from the Colorplay Series will also be on exhibition at this event.
Graffiti 1:  Helen Conway
Many of the Twelves enjoy the educational, networking, mentoring and exhibition opportunities offered by Studio Art Quilt Associates. If you’ve been thinking about joining SAQA, add the discount code “BGS” to the application form and you will receive a 10% discount on the membership fee.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Quilt Symposium Manawatu, New Zealand 2015

Quilt Symposium Manawatu 16-21 January 2015) is the premier quilting event in New Zealand. A wonderful week of quilting organised by quilters (on a voluntary basis) for quilters.  The Twelve by Twelve International Quilt Challenge is participating in this event in three ways:
  • Kirsty and Brenda are part of the teaching faculty, presenting an array of stimulating workshops;
  • Brenda is giving a lunchtime presentation (Saturday, 17 January 12.15-1pm) Adventures & Inspiration from the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge and there will be an opportunity to view some of Kirsty and Brenda's quilts "in the cloth"; and
  • Deborah's distinctive work Indigo Garden is part of the Living Colour! travelling textile art exhibition, curated by Brenda, that will be on display at the Symposium.

Registrations are now open for classes including Kirsty's workshops:
and Brenda's workshops:
Join us if you can!