Monday, May 30, 2011

Quilt National 2011 Opening

One of the most revealing impressions I received from attending the opening- besides the energy of so many kindred spirits- was seeing the pieces up close and personal.
Ann Rebele
Pieces in a book, however beautifully photographed lose texture, and in many cases color. My work lost many of the delicate colors in the book that you would see in person. 
Heather Allen & Elin Noble (Heather's work on L, Luanne Rimel R)

Elin Noble's work lost the delicate texture. 
Janet Bass
Leaping Point
If you can, this is a show to see in person! So many folks worked hard to present this fine Fiber Exhibit. The catalog is excellent. But do try to see it when it travels to your area!
Dominie Nash
Susan Shie

Leaping Point and me at QN

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fiber Revolution Members at Quilt National

Fiber Revolution Members- Benedicte Caneill, Cindy Friedman, Judith Plotner, Wen, Kate Themel, Kevan Rupp Lunny The Fiber Rev's are smiling in front of Alice Beasley's piece.
Judith staring to speak on her work
QN rocks with high energy and high fiber exhibit!
Kate received the Young Emerging Artist's Award!
It was beyond all connecting names with faces and work and meeting folks whose work I've admired for years. And meeting lots of folks for the very first time. 
Each artist spoke a few minutes about her work. This was a very insightful and fulfilling listening experience. You got to see the work, hear the artist's inspirations and feel her energy. Sometimes to the point of tears!
Cindy speaking about her work. More to come on that!!
Kevan speaking on her work 
Kevan's work up close
My first time accepted and just returning. Kathleen Dawson, Quilt National Director, said I missed the Persistance Award by one year!
If you can, by all means go. QN lives up to it's reputation of expanding the art quilt to beyond!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Journal Pages, Thinking in Ovals #8

 They don't need lighthouses anymore
we have a new way of seeing
radar changes the landscape
change changes
in ways, in waves
are we any different?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Busting off to Quilt National!

Off to Quilt National! I’m so excited!  I can’t wait to go and see the show. I’m looking forward to seeing my work exhibited at the Dairy Barn Art Center. It took over 17 years of trying to get in! 
And my piece, Leaping Point, was purchased already by Marvin Fletcher, the former directors husband!

I'll post photos soon so Stay Tuned 
The exhibition catalog can be purchased through the Dairy Barn’s website:

Monday, May 23, 2011

SDA exhibits are us!

Touch the Earth will be included.
Textile Center llnk.
One of the TONS of exhibits at the upcoming Surface Design Conference. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Journal Pages, Thinking in Ovals #7

 It was never about safety.
He came to me then,
folded back his wings.
Hard we worked,
trials and wonderments,
at long last, became one.

Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South juries 3 pieces in!

See, Shrine of the Tree and Flow have all been juried into The Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South (PAQA-South) annual juried exhibition of  innovative quilts: 

ARTQUILTSmovement.  May 20 – July 24, Durham, North Carolina. Only 32 out of 100 quilts were chosen for the movement theme! 
PAQA-South Spring Conference hosts Alyson Stanfield, author of, I’d rather be in the studio! Alyson will present “Shameless Self-Promotion: A No-Excuses Art Marketing Workshop”. Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st, 2011.
Check the PAQA-South website at
See detail

Journal Pages, Thinking in Ovals #6

Thinking out loud
gets me in trouble again
editing a skill
learned again
and again

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Journal Pages, Thinking in Ovals #5

 Chartreuse leaves
strain toward the lightening sky
Spring popping open everywhere
warming my heart
outside I go

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Infinity Art Gallery, Virtual Fiber Exhibit

Award Winners:

Artist's artwork shown in image below:
1st row: Founders' Choice ~ Suna No Onna by John Cambre;
2nd row: Director's Choice ~ On the Edge of Darkness by Maggie Dillon,
Best in Show ~ Come Join Us by Mirjam Pet-Jacobs,
1st Place ~Lace Portrait- Vass by Whitney Sharpe;
3rd row: Director's Choice ~ Sleeping Beauty by Leslie Song,
2nd Place ~ So Tell Me Again Why We Need All This Stuff Anyway by Trisha Hassler,
3rd Place ~Tree In Half by Helga Schulte-Schroeer

Exhibit Finalists:

Catherine Beard ~ Susan Bleiweiss ~ John Cambre ~ cotton-well ~ Cheryl Costley ~ Fenella Davies
Zachary Davis ~ Maggie Dillon ~ Jayne Gaskins ~ Trisha Hassler ~ Gretchen Jolles ~ Hanna Leena Sandra Little ~ Gwen Lowery ~ Linda Matthews ~ Dorothy McGuinness ~ Candy Meacham ~ Mary Pal Mirjam Pet-Jacobs ~ Barbara Poole ~ Elaine Quehl ~ Wen Redmond ~ Helga Schulte-Schroeer Whitney Sharpe ~ Mary Ruth Smith ~ Leslie Song ~ Joan Sowada ~ Susan Strickland ~ Tiziana Tateo
Grietje van der Veen ~ Carolyn Lee Vehslage ~ Rachel Wright
See More Here 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SAQA Showcase artists chosen

Jurors Judith Content and Carolyn Ducey have chosen the artists for "SAQA Showcase" to be exhibited at the International Quilt Study Center from July through October 2012.

Deidre Adams
Michael Cummings
Gay Lasher
Jan Myers-Newbury
Wen Redmond ( Whoopie!)
Susan Shie

I am so pleased and honored!
More to come!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Touch the Earth

 My Piece Touch the Earth has been accepted into Watershed, a surface design fiber art exhibition by Textile Center Members. Textile Center is located in Minneapolis, MN.
Touch the Earth
Statement - I interpreted the Watershed Moment based in the way I construct my art. I am a process person and enjoy not only doing the work; but attaining that flow of unconscious response to mark making. I love learning new ways of expressing.
            Touch the Earth is an example of my new collage method, offered as a workshop, called  Serendipitous Collage!  
Recently published in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine this past winter, I combine paper, fabric and all sorts of items to create a unique  one of a kind collages. It is a green way of working!  Revelation!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Journal Pages, Thinking in Ovals #4

Creating a journal
drawing on crisp pages
painting paste papers
excitement in the making

Thursday, May 5, 2011


OPEN STUDIOS !!!                                   Visit Wen's Studio #336!

Twice a year, the Saturday before Mothers' Day in May and the Saturday and Sunday before Thanksgiving, the artists of the Salmon Falls Mills open their studios to the public.

  • Visit artists studios
  • Learn how & why artists do their work
  • See artists at work
  • Buy art directly from its maker
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
Salmon Falls Mills Spring Open Studios
Saturday, May 7, 2011, 10 am-5 pm
The Upper Mill is not handicap accessible.  No dogs please.

directions here

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Surface Design Association Conference 2011

Surface Design Association Conference CONFLUENCE is coming closer!
It features pre and post workshops, a conference in the middle and gorgeous fiber exhibits that set your blood racing. Oh! and of course there are tons of venders. This is really fiber heaven. Sadly, I have only gone to 2 others. But this year I will attend and TEACH!!
Dorothy Caldwell 2005 conference 
I  am presenting a workshop MIX IT UP- Media Mix Collage! We will learn about different substrates, ways to create unique collage materials- in both fabric and paper. We will be introduced to a variety of mediums and create tons of samples. Well, not tons, but lots! I include of one of my specialties, a Serendipity Collage technique that is sure to please. It's always a surprise!
Susan Lordi Marker 2007 conference
(Can you tell I'm excited?)
workshop info here
Every night several workshop presenters will show slides. Just in case you're not inspired or stimulated enough. Or you can just chill your smoking brain.
INFO here
Wen Redmond Fiber and Paper Collage
Navigating Awareness
Workshop MIX IT UP! Media Mix
Time is running out!! Hope to see ya's there!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Journal Pages, Thinking in Ovals #3

tired, she closes her eyes.
colors dance in those dark spaces
sending ideas
inspiration waits
racing toward morning 

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