Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hard Work~~~Humbling Experience!

Flashback to 2014 Houston International Quilt Festival; I finally believe in myself enough to call myself an "Artist". All my hard work is finally paying off! It's a very humbling experience right now.
I am going to call it "the year of Deb" in response to being accepted in some upcoming shows and publications!

For you local peeps:  The Gallery at Lakeland Community College Presents:
Inspired By: Textile Art Alliance Members Exhibition
July 24 - September 9, 2016

TAA "Inspired By" Exhibit
I have promised pictures of the Lion King Quilt for months.  Without further adieu I give you
"Rafiki: The Great Mystic"  It was juried into the 120 quilt traveling exhibit!  I have listed below the venues.  It will be going to AQS in Chattanooga TN next and then look at the fun event at the end: Minskoff Theatre on Broadway! Woo hoo!  If you get a chance go see the exhibit, there are some exquisite pieces.

Rafki: The Great Mystic




 


September 15-17, 2016
AQS QuiltWeek, Chattanooga, Tennessee
October 6-8, 2016
AQS QuiltWeek, Des Moines, Iowa
November 2-6, 2016
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
November - December 2016
Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, Minnesota
Gallery will be open on November 25, 26 and December 1-3
January 19-22, 2017
Road to California Quilt Show, Ontario, California
February 2017
Stevens County Museum Gallery, Morris, Minnesota
March 1- 4, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek Daytona Beach, FL
March 30 - April 1, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
April 6-8, 2017
MQX, Manchester, New Hampshire
April 25-29, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek, Paducah, Kentucky
The LION KING quilts will be at the convention center.
May 4-6, 2017
Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS), Salt Lake City, Utah
June 7-10, 2017
Minnesota Quilt Show, Duluth, Minnesota
June 22-24, 2017
Sew Original Expo, Reno, Nevada
July 8, 2017
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters, OR
August 17-20, 2017
World Quilt New England, , New Hampshire
September 7-9, 2017
QuiltExpo Madison, Wisconsin
September 14-17, 2017 (tentative)
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks, Pennsylvania
September 27-30, 2017

MQX, Springfield, IL
October 12-15, 2017
Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California
November, 2017
Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, New York City, New York
*Number of quilts displayed to be announced*
February 14-17, 2018
Dr. Frank-n-Furter
Las Colcheras Quilt Show, Las Cruces, New Mexico






One of the funnest quilts made to date!
          Dr. Frank-n-Furter
He will be traveling to Spool - Badass Quilting Society for the 2nd challenge.  Both Rafiki and the Dr. will be in Chattanooga at the same time! Different venues but hey what a great opportunity to see some terrific quilts!
Here is where he will do the time warp:
http://www.badassquilterssociety.com/lets-do-the-time-warp-again-again/






"Galileo Inspiration" in Fly Me To the Moon exhibit was chosen as one of the 54 quilts that will premiere at the Houston International Quilt Festival in November!  My other quilt "Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong’s First Step on the Moon" will be shown in some of the later venues below.
My Oklahoma friends....please see the January display, I think you will enjoy it immensely

Galileo Inspiration
November 3-6, 2016
Houston International Quilt Festival (54 quilts will be shown)                                                                                                      
January 19-22, 2017
Road to California in Ontario, CA (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

April 6-8, 2017
Chicago International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, Illinois (54 quilts will be shown)

May 4-6, 2017
14th Annual HMQS Home Machine Quilting and Sewing in Salt Lake City, Utah (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

June 2-4, 2017
Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show in Chantilly, VA (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

June 22-24, 2017
Sew Original Quilt and Creative Expos in Reno, NV (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

July, 2017
FMTTM exhibit during Sacred Threads, 2017

August 17-20, 2017
World Quilt New England in Manchester, NH (quilts TBD)

September 14-17, 2017
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks, PA (quilts TBD)

October, 2017
Indianapolis, IN Guild Show (all quilts will be shown)

January 11-13, 2018
Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

Eye of Sahara



"Eye of Sahara"- 3rd in the "Earth in Three Bands: R, G, B series will be published in the Fiber Art Now Emerging Artist Showcase of the fall issue of Fiber Art Now.  The publicatoin will be released September 1st! 

 Here's where to find it:  www.fiberartnow.net



Last but not least, I found out yesterday that the"Painted Desert" - 1st in the “Earth in Three Bands: R, G, B” series will be exhibited at Schweinfurth Art Center
The Painted Desert
Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international jurried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York.

Artist Reception & Awards:
Saturday October 29, 4-6pm
Exhibit Dates:  October 29, 2016- January 8, 2017


I am in shock and awe at the same time that I have made it to the "big" time as my friend says!  It's a very humbling experience but very exciting! Come join me and enjoy the art displays!  

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