I am totally thrilled to say that Jeanne Williamson, the fabulous quilter responsible for inspiring my Grave Rubbing Quilt series, included an image of Father and Mother (above) in her article for the Boston Examiner. The article is below but can be accessed HERE!
Article Title: Art Quilts Lowell 2009 on exhibit August 9 - September 19, 2009
Author: Jeanne Williamson
Art Quilts Lowell 2009: A National Juried Exhibition, will be on exhibit at the The Brush Art Gallery, in Lowell, MA from August 5 - September 19, 2009. There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, August 8th from 3 - 5pm. The exhibit is a feature of the Lowell Quilt Festival, also in Lowell, MA.
"The exhibition provides an overview of art quilts by artists representing many of the states in the United States. It includes work by 33 quilt artists whose non-traditional quilts reflect the ever-expanding boundaries of the Art Quilt Movement."
"Organized by Eileen Byrne, the exhibition was selected by jurors Sylvia Einstein, curator and internationally-known quilt-maker, and Judy Becker, well-known contemporary quilt-maker, curator and juror. The exhibiting artists are: Pamela Allen ON, Polly Dressler Bech PA, Peggy Brown IN, Paula Chung NV, Rachel B. Cochran NJ, Marcia DeCamp NY, Sandra Townsend Donabed FL, Grace Errea CA, Jamie Fingal CA, Jo-Ann Golenia FL, Sandy Gregg MA, Faye Hoch MN, Ruby Horansky NY, Jess Jones TN, Sherry Davis Kleinman CA, Chris Lacki MA, Susan Lenz SC, Denise Linet NH, Pam Lowe TX, Jeanne Marklin MA, Nancy Morgan ME, Susan Sanborn North MI, Constance Norton VA, Wen Redmond NH, Pam Rubert MO, Anna Shapiro RI, Joan Sowada WY, Mary Walter MA, Deborah Weir CA, Ruth A. White NY"
"In the past decades, art quilts have grown into one of the most popular areas of textile expression; transforming what was once seen as a utilitarian domestic textile, usually created by women, into an object with far reaching appeal, depth, and visual impact. The movement has effectively blurred the boundary between what is considered art and craft; thus placing the art quilt in the context of the history of modern and contemporary art.
The group of quilts selected for this exhibition provide an opportunity to view some of the unique surface designs, materials, and techniques being used by today’s quilt artists. By expanding the vocabulary of the traditional quilt to express esthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts, these artist are emphasizing the expressive power of the medium; directing their creative energies in improvisational and delightful ways."