Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre presents "Celebrate the Seven" October 31-November 30th

I am please to have four pieces in the exhibit, and so encourage you to make time for a visit during the World of Threads month in Oakville.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Quilts to be included in new 1000 QUILT INSPIRATIONS publication from Quarry Press..... available Spring 2015

1000 Quilt Inspirations...

Colorful and Creative Designs for Traditional, Modern, and Art Quilts
1000 Quilt Inspirations
SANDRA SIDER, Author/Editor
Last fall I circulated an email to friends sharing a Call to Entry from SANDRA SIDER for her new book '1000 Quilt Inspirations' to be published by Quarry Press.... did you send your photos? I sent off two digital photos/details.

This week, I received an email from the Publisher stating that two of my quilts would be included in the publication, due out in spring 2015. Good fun being published and I hope to hear from many friends that their work too will be included. So far I have read that Carolyn McMillan from Toronto area is also in the book.

The selection process and pre-launch publicity are done and the book is listed at Amazon for pre-order. Here is a link to ordering directly from the publisher:
This is a "buy link" sent by the publishers of the book for your 'interest only'. No obligation.....

Quilts to be included are: MARKINGS  and |MARKINGS II created for Kingston Fibre Artists Exhibition 2013.
Markings II, Bethany Garner
Markings, Bethany Garner

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Another opportunity to share the magic of the 'CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists' Exhibition "Celebrate the Seven" through November in Oakville, ON

JOSHUA CREEK HERITAGE ART CENTRE in Oakville will be featuring the CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists Exhibition "Celebrate the Seven"during the month of November with the Opening November 2, 2014.

Upcoming Exhibition
Celebrate the Seven
October 31 - November 30
Opening Nov 2

Gallery Hours 

Tuesday through Sunday

1 pm to 4 pm

or by appointment

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville, Ontario Canada L6H 7B2
(1 km East of Trafalgar Road)
 The art of The Group Of Seven is the central theme of this exhibition. 
The members of Connections Fibre Artists accepted the challenge to design and execute their own original art that reflects their individual research into the artists, the paintings and the styles of the Group of Seven. Although Tom Thompson died before the group formed, he was the inspiration for, and has always been considered a part of, the formation of The Group Of Seven.
Each member of Connections Fibre Artists has approached this theme from her or his own way ~ either inspired by their own memories of the Canadian landscape, by an emotional response to a particular Group of Seven artist/painting, or by some of the techniques and colour palettes used by these iconic Canadian artists.
The result is an exciting and intriguing exhibition celebrating the approach that Tom Thompson, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, F.A. Farley, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer and Franklin Carmichael 
took to develop an original Canadian art.
Connections Fibre Artists
The group was formed in 1999 by a small group of friends whose common bond was the love of stitching as an art form. Their focus was to promote awareness and enjoyment of fibre art through gallery shows. 
Their mandate was ‘Experience, Experimentation, Expression’. 
We combine our Experience with Experimentation to continue to develop and widen the boundaries of fibre art, creating original surfaces and Expressing our individual ideas and feelings in the process.
Wendy Anderson Breedveld, Sharron Begg, Penny Berens, Ralph Beney, Gordana Brelih, Bethany Garner, Dianne Gibson, Gunnel Hag, Pat Hertzberg, Helen Hughes, Linda Janzen, Chris Kummer, Frankie Lemonde-Meunier, Elizabeth Duggan Litch, Hilary Rice, Sybil Rampen, Gail Rhynard, Ann Sanders, Maggie Vanderweit Meredith, Jacqueline Venus, Dwayne Wanner, Jennie Wood, Nancy Yule

Visit links to a video of the work in situ at Wellington County Museum in June 2014 here and art piece photos here 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

'It is so hard to slow down to the pace where it is possible to explore one's mind.' Agnes Martin, from her "Writings"...

* Learning to weave with members of the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners Guild. Loving it. I NEED A Floor LOOM! 36" or 45" Jack or Counter Balance. Do you know of a good one, used but loved, for sale or gifted giving? Keep me in mind. Contact

* Heading to Ottawa for a SAQA Regional Meeting October 21st .. details here  Everyone welcome, but only 16 can attend due to available seating in the room we are using.

* Making ART for the next CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists Show. Designed to be the required 18" square. Time consuming. All laid threads, couched, hand stitch.

* Preparing for St. Lawrence College Course that I hope will run November 5-26th - come join me. GROW, PLAY, LEARN. CREATE. Details in post below at this site.

* Keeping up with recovery from wrist fracture is tedious and hard work. Nerve damage to my left hand and arm means strengthening exercises be done all day long. OT's are great to know. Finally, help is on the way.

* Missing important meetings due to schedule conflicts... many places to be, all at the same time. Miss seeing friends. Important friends. Today, KFA and QUILTS KINGSTON  2015 missed.

* Life moves fast as we get older...spend each day wisely and well! Make ART!