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Blue Stone

Blue Stone

In July Aileyn and Jean took a road trip to Grants Pass, Oregon to see Aileyn’s piece, The Grasslands are Winning,  in SAQA’s exhibit, Concrete and Grasslands, at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. We had lots of time for good visits, good food, and wonderful scenery. We sat on our balcony and watched the Rogue River flow by. It had been a year since our last road trip.

Lines, Angles and Shapes

Lines, Angles and Shapes

Jean and fellow fiber artists, Geri Patterson-Kutras and Sue Seifkin’s, exhibit, Lines, Angles, and Spaces, opened October 7 at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. The opening reception on Sunday October 9 was well attended  and well received. . . and so much fun!  Stop by any time between now and November 27 to see the exhibit.  It is fascinating to see how each artist expresses her interest in architecture; through abstraction, realism,  perspective. We made a triptych to publicize the show, titled San Juan Warehouse. SJMQT is one of the premier venues for the fiber arts and we are so pleased to be able to exhibit there.

Succulents

Succulents

Aileyn had another piece juried into a SAQA exhibit. Her Succulents is in SAQA’s Tranquility exhibit, premiering at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this November. A photo of Succulents was also published in the Oct/Nov 2016 issue of Quilting Arts magazine and the  detail of Succulents is featured on the cover of the exhibition catalog.

Jean just got home from year five of a ten year art class taught by Hollis Chatelain in New Braunfels, Texas. It was an excellent, challenging class with very supportive classmates who have become friends. While in Texas I drove to Austin and delivered and installed a commission piece for a friend who had a challenging space to decorate. I made Blue Stone to hang in a 13 foot tall, 17 inch wide niche. It fits beautifully and looks spectacular. Each leaf is hand painted and hand appliqued – a labor of love for a special friend.

Jean’s two traveling pieces, Reflection – World Trade Center, in SAQA’s Celebrating Silver exhibit, and Roofs of Mumbai, with Quilt National ’15, are completing their travels in grand style. Roofs of Mumbai was shown at European Patchwork in France and Reflection – WTC  has been in Birmingham England and Shanghai this fall and will be shown at two venues in Australia in November and next February. Then they will come home.

Aileyn and Jean each made and donated a twelve inch square piece for this year’s SAQA Beneift Auction, SAQA’s one major annual fundraiser.

Acorn and Oak Leaves

Acorn and Oak Leaves

Roofs 2

Roofs 2

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