If you’re planning on entering this show, please review the updated prospectus here: Deeply Rooted Prospectus
Shelly Burge’s quilt, “Dinghy” is on the cover of the summer 2015 issue of Quilting Quarterly magazine.
Her quilt was inspired by a painting by Carolee Clark and was shown at the 2014 NQA Quilt Show, Columbus, Ohio.
Find out more about the magazine and issue here.
Peg Pennell’s entry, “Cellular Structure”, won first place in the Bunbury Australia International Quilt Challenge themed “Under the Microscope”.
This is a reminder about our upcoming quarterly meeting to be held at the Smiling Turtle Art Gallery in Omaha on Saturday, June 13th at 11:00 a.m. Shea Wilkinson and Rhonda Baldwin will be talking about basic photo editing.
They plan to cover basic photo editing needs, such as adjusting an images for the correct file size, or pixel size, brightness and contrast, cutting out the background for pure white, and more. They will also look at batch editing, which allows you to make the same adjustments to multiple images at once.
This should be an informative meeting on a topic that we have had many questions about.
Also, remember the deadline for the regional show, “Deeply Rooted” is fast approaching (entry opens June 16th, final deadline for submission is July 15th). Hope you are planning to enter something!
As always, you may bring your own beverage and lunch if you want. Also, and show and tell or kudos!
Hope to see you all there!
The opening reception for the traveling exhibition, “Architexture” will be held at the Norfolk Arts Center in Norfolk, NE on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 6-9 pm.
Hi! I’m Wendy! I am an artist. I was born in Tacoma, Washington and have lived all over the US while growing up. I graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Textiles, Clothing and Design. I worked as an Interior Designer for many years, but am currently employed full-time at Creighton University.
My artistic work is mainly with fabric, but I also enjoy paint, working with clay, paper, metal and anything else that gets my hands dirty and generally makes a mess of things in my studio (and anywhere else in the house that inspiration strikes). I have always had an insatiable yearning to create and love seeing potential in things others view as discards. I find beauty all around me and as with most artists, I am never short of inspiration. I constantly have ideas for projects popcorning around in my head, which sometimes makes it hard to go to sleep at night.
I have been married to my patient husband of 40 years whom I often hear saying, “You want to do what?!?” to my crazy ideas. We have two beautiful, grown daughters that are an on-going source of amazement and inspiration to me.
I have exhibited my art quilts at shows in Nebraska and Iowa. I hope to eventually devote my attention to working full-time in my studio once I retire. Until then, I will continue to squeeze every last drop of creative studio time out of the day that I possibly can because it’s what gives me life.
The SAQA Nebraska regional exhibition, “Architexture,” is currently traveling around Nebraska. Check if it’s coming near you!
January 10 – March 26, 2015:
AccuQuilt, 8843 South 137th Circle, Omaha NE. 68138
May 1- 31, 2015:
West Nebraska Center 106 East 18th, Scottsbluff NE. 69361
July 2-August 27, 2015:
Norfolk Arts Center 305 North 5th, Norfolk NE. 68701
September 1– October 30, 2015:
Beatrice Library 100 North 16th Street, Beatrice NE. 68310
January 1-30, 2016:
Jewish Community Center, 333 South 132nd Street, Omaha NE. 68154
February 2 – March 12, 2016:
Hastings Museum 1330 North Burlington, Hastings, NE. 68901
June 1-30, 2016:
Prairie Arts Center, 416 Jeffers Street, North Platte NE. 69101
August 15 – September 29, 2016:
Stur Museum, 3133 U.S. Highway #34, Grand Island 68801
October 1-November 30, 2016:
Nebraska History Museum 15th and P Streets, Lincoln NE. 68508
Thomas, Dianne Duncan