Annie Helmericks-Louder's butterfly frame

Art behind the Art

Looks like art, huh? What a lot of people don’t realize is there’s “art” behind the art. The art of making things work, the art of presenting, the art of bringing things to completion. These are just a couple of photos from last week’s take-down of the Vital Threads show at Stephens College in the Davis Art Gallery. Annie Helmericks-Louder’s  …

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Fiberart International 2010

Last weekend Fiberart International 2010 opened in Pittsburgh at two venues – the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft. The show will be on exhibit April 17 – August 22, 2010, then travel to the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design.

Modern Materials reviews and other news

“Conceptual craft” is explained by Jill Rumoshosky Werner, curator of the Modern Materials exhibition at the Artspace at Untitled gallery in the audio interview that accompanies this slideshow that appeared yesterday on the Oklahoma City newspaper and website. The site also features a video of the exhibition and gallery space and this article with comments from the Artspace executive director …

Modern Materials and friends

Last weekend at the opening of Modern Materials: The Art of the Quilt was a real treat. The [Artspace] at Untitled gallery was my kind of space — mix of old and new and art galore. Flavored largely by the art collection of eye of [Artspace] Founder Laura Warriner, the gallery sits on the edge of hopping Bricktown and only …

She’s in the Wall Street Journal

Who? That woman I told you about, the one with a big nose and Eiffel-Tower hair. I first got wind of the article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal from folks on the SAQA yahoo list. Those of us who aren’t at the conference and Quilt National opening last night are feeling left out and checking the internet for show …

The Franken-Quilt

I’ll tell you a little secret about my quilt that’s going to be in the upcoming Quilt National — I call it a Franken-quilt (as in Frankenstein). I was trimming it to prepare for the binding (at about four in the morning — a ghastly time to do such a critical task) and I trimmed too much. When I pinned …

The Banana Pose is in American Style!

Hey, there’s my quilt on page 58 of the January-February issue of American Style magazine. Yay, AmStyle did a big big section on “studio quilts” and artists, and Martha Sielman executive director of SAQA mentioned my work in her interview. Thanks Martha! This quilt is called “Yoga 101: The Banana Split Pose,” one of my series of quilts featuring yoga …