SHEILA FRAMPTON COOPER workshop at International Quilt Study Center

SHEILA FRAMPTON COOPER “Expressing Yourself: One Piece at a Time”     

Saturday, September 3, 2016

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum

1523 North 33 St.

Lincoln, NE 68583

$85.00 Members/ $100.00 Non-members

You may register at info@quiltstudy.org or call 402-472-6549

 Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for a fun and informative workshop taught by Sheila Frampton Cooper, a fiber artist with a growing list of show awards. Explore the mystery and excitement of creating a pieced abstract quilt with little or no plan. We will discuss basic design and composition, color and value, quilting, and most importantly, trusting your instincts. Sheila will demonstrate construction techniques for sewing curved seams and discuss some of the challenges you may run into with spontaneous design and piecing.

The cost of registration includes courtesy admission to the museum plus snacks and beverage. Attendees will also receive 10 percent off all items in the Museum Shop for the day (IQSCM members receive 15 percent off).  You will have a 1-hour break for lunch on your own, (you may also choose to bring a sack-lunch).

Supply List

Sewing machine with pressure foot for quilting and equipment

Power surge extension cord/bar

•    100% cotton fabric, preferably solids LIGHT/MED/DARK VALUES FOR EACH COLOR (details below)

•    At least one yard each of neutral colors. (see below)

•    Needles (I like SCHMETZ Microtex Sharps 70/10)

•    Neutral thread for piecing (I suggest very light gray)

•    Seam ripper, scissors and thread snippers

•    Rotary cutter (with extra blade)

•    Ruler (optional)

•    Cutting Mat (at least 24” for cutting width of fabric)

•    Table top lamp (optional)

•    Iron with auto shutoff and tabletop iron pad (depending on the power situation, we may have to share. If you have a small travel size iron, that would be best.)

•    Small spray bottle (for water)

•    Sketchbook (for note taking, drawing etc.)

•    Pen and regular pencils

•    White pencil, if you have one

•    White flannel for your design wall

•    Blue painters tape

•    Camera (or you may use your phone)

•    You will be using solid colored fabric in this workshop. I know many people do not have this in their stash. You may purchase fat quarter packs to give you more variety without having to buy a lot of fabric. Also, you may choose your palette in advance and purchase multiple values in each color you use. For example, If you like blue, make sure you bring a very dark blue, a very pale blue, and a few steps in between.

•     If you choose gray for your neutral, make sure you bring a very light shade (close to white) as well as a light/medium. I suggest bringing grays and creams, but keep them on the light side. Bring black or brown (at least a half yard of each). For example, if you want to use earth tones, you might want very dark brown or black, if you are using cooler colors, a charcoal/black would be nice.

Rotary cutter, ruler and mat

Any embellishments, overlays, sheers, fabric stamps you like to add

Notebook with A4 paper, pencil, ruler, markers, permanent (variety of sizes, black; optional other colors)

You may register at info@quiltstudy.org or call 402-472-6549.  We look forward to having you join us for this fun and informative day!

 The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is pleased to offer Aurifil Threads and to partner with Friends of the IQSCM in sponsoring this workshop.

 

More information about the Lincoln SAQA Conference

Hello everyone,

Hope you’re having a fun summer! More information is available about what you can do to assist the organization and help them prepare for a really fun time in Lincoln.

  • If you have any ideas of local people and businesses who would be interested in being a vendor at the conference, SAQA wants to know about them! It could be a range of items, anything you think quilters would be interested in. Rates for a table are very reasonable. The Vendor Marketplace coordinator is Susanne Jones from Virginia.  She will be sending out the official application forms and doing all of the contacting,etc.  but she really appreciates input and suggestions from local people. Susanne’s contact info is vendormarketplace@saqa.com .
  • We should have the hotel registration link on the SAQA website in the next week or two.  Our conference rate is $139/night
  • There is a silent auction on Saturday evening along with our banquet.  Anyone can donate an piece–they are small 6″ x 8″ matted so that a bit less than 5″ x 7″ shows.  It’s a fun event, and bidding gets exciting at times.  SAQA will send out a call for those pieces in the near future.

Quilts at Mount Rushmore

The Fiber Works display of National Parks Quilts is now showing at Mt. Rushmore National Monument!  Peg Pennell’s quilt, the one honoring Mt. Rushmore, is the featured quilt this month.  
 

Check out more images of the exhibition on Facebook

Thirteen quilts are included and the exhibition is traveling to all 13 National sites plus a few others.  You can follow the quilts journey across the United States by “liking” the Facebook page Fiber Works.

 

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Opening Reception at the Le Mars Art Center July 20th

Cynthia Levis just got some wonderful news.  Our exhibition “Architecture” just went up in Le Mars at the Le Mars Art Center.  They were so impressed with the exhibition that they have decided to host a reception for the show!  This is great news as it should bring in more viewers for our show!

I’m sorry this is a such short notice, but this just happened.  The reception will be held next Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 5-6:30pm.

It would be great if we could get a group to attend!  I know from personal experience how much the reception attendees like to speak to the members of the group as well as the artists that created the work.  It is always good exposure for the artists too.

Please, if you can, grab a friend, family member, or someone off the street….well maybe not, but you get my point, and attend the reception if at all possible!

Le Mars Art Center
200 Central Ave SE
Le Mars, Iowa 51031
712.546.7476

regular hours
Tues. – Fri. 12 – 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

September Meeting – Mark the Calendar!

Our next meeting will be held on September 10, 2016.  We are planning an all day, hands on play day!! Cynthia Levis has graciously offered her studio workspace in Lincoln for us to have a soy wax batik workshop!

More details will be coming a bit later in the summer, but mark off the day on your calendar to attend.  Plans are for 9:30am-5:00pm for a full, fun day!

We will be making a group order for supplies from Dharma Trading as it gets closer, so you might peruse their site for “soy wax” goodies.  We will be giving some suggestions as well for things you might like to have.  In the meantime, if you see an old electric skillet at a garage sale for cheap, snatch it up!  It is the perfect wax melting tool!!

See you all in September!!

Meeting minutes from June 11

The weather has certainly changed since our last meeting!  We went from wonderful spring weather to beastly summer heat nearly overnight.  Maybe you are more inclined to stay in and make some art with this heat.

Again, another long newsletter.  Sorry, but there is so much to say!

Please read everything as this is our main mode of communication with the group!

Our meeting on June 11 was held at Joslyn Art Gallery in Omaha.  We met at 10:00am for a docent guided tour of the Sheila Hicks exhibition that is currently on display there.  We had 20 attendees, 16 members and four guests.  Some attendees stayed for a nice lunch at the museum after the meeting.

Our docent, Jean Stillmock, arranged the tour and gave us an informative look at the art on display.  I know many came away inspired to try some new techniques.  Of particular interest were the weavings and the different shaped “bundles” of fiber, from balls to snake-like wrapped cords.  I mean, who dyes 5 TONS of linen fiber!! For ONE work!  Seriously!!  I think all would agree it is an exhibition well worth seeing, especially for fiber artists!

We held a brief business meeting in the gallery.  Some things discussed:

Traveling exhibitions:

Architextureduring July will be on display at the LaMars Art Center.  The gallery information is:

200 Central Ave SE
Le Mars, Iowa 51031
712.546.7476
Tues. – Fri. 12 – 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

Remaining venues for Architexture are:

Stuhr Museum –Aug 15-Sept 29, 2016
3133 West Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5316
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday
Noon – 5 p.m. Sundays

Nebraska History Museum- Oct 2-Nov 30, 2016 (Newly remodeled)
131 Centennial Mall North (15th and P)
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
402-471-4754
1-800-833-6747
ann.billesbach@nebraska.gov

 

Deeply Rooted will be on display at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) until August 17.  Information below:

2401 Central Ave
Kearney, Nebraska
(308) 865-8559
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday’s and major holidays

The Deeply Rooted show reception was held on the night of our June 11 meeting, making for a long day for some!  Four members were present at the opening.  Cynthia Levis, Rhonda Baldwin, Dianne Duncan Thomas, and Peg Pennell.

Cynthia spoke about the exhibition as well as her piece.  Rhonda and Dianne talked about their work and Peg talked about SAQA in general.  The museum staff had a question and answer period where they, as well as the reception attendees, asked a wide variety of questions, fielded by the four artists.  The gallery is very happy with the attendance they are having at this exhibition and are very receptive to showing fiber art there in the future.  They were extremely impressed with the quality and variety of the pieces.  Well done!!!

Cynthia Levis has done a fabulous job in securing venues for our work!!  We owe her a HUGE Thank you!!!  She continues to work at securing venues for our upcoming show, Passages, so I hope you are all working on your pieces to submit!!  Details are on our blog and on the SAQA site under “calls for entry”

Kudos:

You only have one more week to see Homo roboticus: Art Quilts by Shea Wilkinson fabulous show at the Fred Simon Gallery as it ends on June 24.  If you haven’t seen it, you should go, it is wonderful!  She is getting rave reviews!

SAQA Convention 2017:

As you all now, the SAQA Convention will be held in Lincoln April 27-30, 2017.  Plans are in the works and we will be looking for some “local talent” to help out.  Below are some of the tasks that will need to be done.  I know it is long, but please read through and see if there is something there that you could help with.  Many hands make light work!  The IQSCM will be involved as well, so some of the volunteers will come from there.

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Head of the Local Organizing Committee

This person will be a member of the Special Events Committee (SEC), at least until the conference is over

Will be the liaison between the SEC and the LOC

Will help find volunteers for tasks that require in-person contact

Coordinate/moderate Local Artist Panel (Shea and Peg have taken on this assignment, we will be asking for recommendations!!)

Choose artists: several people mentioned that they liked having emerging artists, or those who weren’t household names.

Develop a theme

Coordinate Friday Night Out

Gather a list of restaurants for small groups 4-8 to dine together.  Be the point person with the restaurants (make the initial contact, make reservations, etc.) Assist SEC with sign-ups for the dinners.

Gather tourist information

Create list of local restaurants/breakfast places-especially ones within walking distance or that don’t require a car

Create list of local things to do: fabric stores, galleries, museums, whatever you think the attendees would like to know about

Create list of Local fiber exhibits for people to visit in their spare time

Arrange to have tourist info for conference bag

Staff hospitality Table during registration

Have a table at the registration staffed by people who know the area, can make suggestions, etc.

Help recruit Advertisers for the conference program

Help recruit Vendors for Vendor Marketplace

If there is to be a Regional Exhibition near the conference venue, we need someone to keep the SEC apprised. (Cynthia is our “go-to girl for exhibitions.  She is already working at this, but may need some assistance)

Develop a list of people who want to volunteer at the conference (in conjunction with the Conference Coordinator)  Please note: most of the help will be needed shortly before and/or during the conference.

Give suggestions for local conference sponsors

Receive packages (hotels charge for receiving packages shipped to the hotel), and bring the packages to the hotel when the conference starts.

Assist with other things as needed (shopping, printing, assembling name tags, stuffing registration bags, etc.)

As you can see, the needs are varied, so we would REALLY like to have some help to make this a successful event and to represent our region well.  I know there are not a lot of us, but I have also seen how much this small group can accomplish!!

 

*Next meeting*Our next meeting will be held on September 10, 2016.  We are planning an all day, hands on play day!! Cynthia Levis has graciously offered her studio workspace in Lincoln for us to have a soy wax batik workshop!

More details will be coming a bit later in the summer, but mark off the day on your calendar to attend.  Plans are for 9:30am-5:00pm for a full, fun day!

We will be making a group order for supplies from Dharma Trading as it gets closer, so you might peruse their site for “soy wax” goodies.  We will be giving some suggestions as well for things you might like to have.  In the meantime, if you see an old electric skillet at a garage sale for cheap, snatch it up!  It is the perfect wax melting tool!!

See you all in September!

Chris Taylor exhibiting in Lincoln in July and August

Chris Taylor is a talented artist and has recently had her work juried into AQS Phoenix where she received a first place ribbon in Wall Quilts – Modern in February.  Her work has also been juried into the upcoming AQS Syracuse show.

Her work is going to be showing in Lincoln in several venues July and August.

The Burkholder Project gallery in Lincoln will feature some of Chris Taylor’s works in July. 

Opening will be during the First Friday Art walk in Lincoln July 1st, 5:30-8.

The Burkholder Project
719 P Street
Lincoln, NE
402-477-3305
Hours: TuesdayFriday 10-4 and Saturday 10-3

First Friday Artwalks are held on the first Friday of every month at galleries and businesses in downtown Lincoln.  While the opening and closing times vary depending on the curator, typically the first receptions begin at 5:00 pm, with the last ones winding down by 10:00 pm.  The website: downtownlincoln.org currently shows 21 participating venues.  The International Quilt Study Center and Museum also participates, with free admission on that night.  You might want to check it all out!!

The largest network of art galleries is located in downtown Lincoln from 7th to 17th Streets East to West and the UNL Campus to the State Capitol North to South.

To request a physical copy of the map, call 402-434-6900

During July Chris will also have work featured at the 2016 July Invitational to Gallery 9. 

Gallery 9
124 South 9th
Lincoln, NE
402-477-2822
closed Monday and Tuesday.

Chris also has pieces displayed at the Lincoln Country Club from now through August. 

Congratulations Chris!

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