Shows and Exhibits

Color Story III: Random not so Random selected for its first juried show

This post was originally published on the Improvisational Textiles website on August 27, 2014 and is now moved over to

One of my recycled silk art quilts from my Color Stories Collection – Color Story III: Random not so Random, was selected to be shown at NEW DIRECTIONS ’14, Barrett Art Center’s 29th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition.  The distinguished juror for New Directions ’14 was Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Color Story III: Random not so Random was selected as one of 82 works by 74 artists from a total of 653 eligible entries from 202 artists nationwide.

New Directions is a premier national exhibition of contemporary art in all visual art media, showcasing the current work of established and emerging artists from across the United States working in a varied array of medium and genres.


The New Directions ’14 exhibit will be on display from Saturday, September 27, 2014 through Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the historic Barrett Art Gallery 1850’s townhouse, located at 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York.


Properly Hung!

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I received delightful news the other day from my dear friend in Austria – the quilt I made his son has now been “properly hung”.

The quilt, whimsical house blocks done in a Scandinavian palette (my friend is originally from Denmark), is not just “properly hung” on the wall of his house – it is FUNCTIONALLY HUNG!

There is  an electrical panel in the hallway of their house and they creatively hung the quilt with a special frame that both disguises the electrical box and gives easy access! Brilliant, eh?

(It is always so pleasing as a quilter to know that a quilt you make someone is not sitting in a closet somewhere gathering dust.)