Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Inspiration - Summer 2015 Fiber Exhibits

There's nothing more inspiring than immersing oneself in a good fiber art exhibit!  Here are several around the country you may want to view if your summer travels take you nearby.

Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, Massachusetts is exhibiting American and European clothing, accessories, textiles, and needlework through December 27, 2015 in the Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery.  If you love costuming, this is your chance to see 38 pieces in silk, wool, linen, and cotton.  Exhibit details are here.

HGA's Small Expressions Exhibit will be running at the Textile Center's Joan Mondale Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 28th to July 3, 2015.  All pieces in this exhibit are small scale - nothing over 15 inches!

The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin will be holding their Second Fiber Arts Biennale from July 16 to October 18, 2015.   This quilted yurt looks very interesting!  

From May 8 to July 11, 2015, the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana is presenting Form, Not Function Quilted Art.  Based on the press release photos, this looks like a good opportunity to see how quilting is currently being used in fiber art in ways that are not the usual flat, blanket type quilt!

Moving west, if you love the usual flat, blanket type quilt you'll definitely want to visit the Sisters Oregon Quilt Show at some point in your life!  Held on the second Saturday in July, this year's festival is on July 11.  There is so much that goes on, it would be impossible to cover it in one little paragraph, so for more information visit the quilt show's website here.

If you'll be near San Jose, California, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles will be showing two interesting looking fiber art exhibits.  Through July 5, 2015 you can view A Common Thread featuring 17 contemporary needlework artists and also an exhibit on Bedouin Textiles from the Robert and Joy Totah Hilden.  Information on both here.

Cushion Cover, c. 1975 Hafar Al Batin tribe, sheep wool, goat hair, cotton.

Ten Thousand French Knots, 2010, Jeana Eve Klein.  Cotton, hand stitched french knots.

Happy Creating!  Deborah

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