We welcome you!
We invite you to go to our gallery pages to see our art quilts.
First of all, we have to thank Kathryn for (unknowingly) getting us going on updating our site. It’s so easy to let one day, one week, one month pass. Kathryn saw Jean’s Reflections – World Trade Center and contacted her. We encourage anyone to contact us through this site. It’s fun to hear from other’s who are also interested in fiber art.
Last year Aileyn was on a roll, making some really beautiful art. Her newest piece, The Grasslands are Winning, was accepted into SAQA’s new exhibit, Concrete and Grasslands. This exhibit explores the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the
human constructed cityscape and the ways in which the natural world has been altered. Aileyn’s piece illustrates how, in time, a concrete road is eventually taken back by nature.
Aileyn was invited, once again, to share two of her pieces at the 2016 International Quilt Invitational Exhibition in Brigham City, Utah. Her Acorn and Oak Leaves was one of her first art quilts. It is hand appliqued and hand stipple-quilted! Check out the quilting on the photo in her gallery.
The other quilt going to Brigham City is her Norway Album Quilt. Each”block” represents a memory of her trips to Norway, our ancestral home. The church is the Reinli Stavkirke,
the church where our great grandparents were married, and our grandfather was baptized just days before they left for America.
Jean has been working on a commission for a friend, which has been slow but very satisfying. She’s calling it Oak Leaf Column. It will probably never make it into her gallery because it will be 11 feet high and 15 inches wide – not very conducive to photography – but beautiful, non-the-less. She will share an “in progress” (rather dark) photo. This is about 50 inches of the piece. The yardage was painted a gradation dark to light. The leaves cut from an appropriate section and details painted using an airbrush.Then the leaves are hand appliqued.
Jean’s two traveling pieces, Reflection – World Trade Center and Roofs of Mumbai will be traveling to Birmingham, UK and France, respectively, later this year and next. That’s a “first” for her and is very exciting.
Jean and fellow fiber artists, Geri Patterson-Kutras and Sue Seiflin, will have an exhibit,
Lines, Angles, and Spaces, exploring architectural themes, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, October 7-November 27, 2016. All three of them have an affinity for architecture but, of course, have different styles. They made a tryptic for publicity for the show titled San Juan Warehouse. SJMQT is one of the premier venues for the fiber arts and they are so pleased to be able to exhibit there.