Stroll through aisles of quilts from artists across the country.
SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates
See the world from a new perspective! Birds, insects, and even some mammals are able to fly and soar. Plant seeds and kites are carried on the breeze, and the perfect pass can float through the air. Humankind has dreamt of ways to fly from Icarus’ attempt to create his own wings to the advent of airplanes, satellites, and space exploration. This exhibition provides new perspectives through which to see our world. saqa.com
SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates
Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling compositions. Repurposing used materials is one of the most effective solutions there is to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste issues. Full of creative energy, Upcycle! offers artwork with intriguing details and unusual materials. saqa.com
Botanical Quilt Challenge 2020
Presented by The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show
Each year, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a themed challenge. The 2020 challenge quilts all incorporate a botanical theme (anything plant-related – e.g., garden, nature, floral, etc.). Enjoy a glimpse of spring splendor that’s sure to inspire next year’s garden! QuiltShow.com
My Life as a Quilter – Men’s Edition
Michael’s love of using modern designs to showcase beautiful fabrics has been delighting quilters for nearly a decade. His quilting mother helped him create a quilt for a friend’s baby and a new medium for his artistic talents was born. Michael loves exploring combinations of color and pattern to create intriguing new designs. Eight years ago Quilt Now magazine published his first quilt design. Since then he has been featured in nearly every major quilting publication in the States, as well as magazines in the United Kingdom and France. Michael hopes you enjoy his journey from the occasional crafter to a published quilt designer.
Quilt Walk - My Quilting Life in Print
Inspiration is everywhere! We need to be able to absorb it and make it our own. Michael started out creating quilts as gifts for friends and is now published in numerous quilting periodicals. He has spent years learning and creating new, imaginative designs for quilters of all ages. In this Quilt Walk, Michael will walk through his collection and discuss his process – planning, designing, creating and finishing.
Friday at 3:15 at the Display
Inspired by Endangered Species
Curated by Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto
This magnificent collection of 182 art quilts was inspired by the quote from Jim Fowler’s Wild Kingdom, “The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.”
Paradigm Quilters: INSPIRED
PARADIGM is a group of artists from southeast Michigan dedicated to the concept of the quilt as art. Most members are professional artists – teaching, lecturing or selling their work. Members meet regularly to share ideas, critique each other’s work, and organize group projects and exhibitions. For this challenge, members were to make pieces centered on the theme "Inspired.” Riffing off other groups of artists who have created exhibitions based on a round robin of inspiration, where the first artist makes something which inspires the work of the second artist, which inspires the work of the third artist, and so on.
Paradigm Quilters: Marcia Derse Fabric Challenge
PARADIGM is a group of artists from southeast Michigan dedicated to the concept of the quilt as art. Most members are professional artists – teaching, lecturing or selling their work. Members meet regularly to share ideas, critique each other’s work, and organize group projects and exhibitions. This challenge was inspired by a rich fabric designed by Marcia Derse called “Treasure Hunt”. Each quilt had to be 34"x34" and had to incorporate at least 12 square inches of the Marcia Derse fabric. The result is a group of twelve quilts, unique and original in design. It showcases the wide range of talent and different styles of the group.
"Ice Dyed Baby” Challenge
The “Ice Dyed Baby” Challenge features ice-dyed fabric from Debra Linker, Texas. Handi Quilter commissioned her to create 50 unique pieces that were offered to Handi Quilter educators to quilt in a way to emphasize the symmetry of the mandala design. All quilts were finished with a faced edge, rather than an attached binding. They have been featured in American quilting magazines and have hung in the Handi Quilter Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Epic Cosplay Costumes
See a selection of costumes on display at the Expo by amazing Cosplayers and Designers. Featuring:
Kristie Good aka Karmada Cosplay
Aaron Ingraham aka Aaron Cosplay
Cheryl Sleboda aka SewMuchCosplay
Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson
Fit for Art Patterns is an independent pattern company that focuses on designing patterns for home sewists which will assure fitting success and inspire her to stitch up an entire wardrobe of handcrafted clothing that is fun to wear for every occasion. Enjoy this collection of Rae and Carrie’s samples representing a wardrobe of fun and functional garments for all seasons based on Fit for Art’s three simple core patterns and multiple style variations. We hope you’ll be inspired to sew adventurously with a variety of fabrics and styles to create comfortable and flattering garments! Visit the photo gallery at fitforartpatterns.com for more samples.
Uhuru Quilt Guild
Fredericksburg Modern Quilt Guild