Its that wonderful time of the year where the quilt show comes to Chicago. If you plan to see the show (March 28-30, 2019) please check out the Open Studio instructors. I will be there each day with something new. Please stop by and say hi.
Festival will have educational opportunities for free on the show floor including our popular Open Studios™ and the new Learning Lounge in lieu of traditional classes and a class catalog.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located at 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018.
Show hours are 10 am-5 pm
Admission are $10 adult daily, $8 seniors 65+/students/military and $25 full show pass Children 10 and under free.
Quilters….or even just interested in quilting! I will be giving a Lecture/ Trunk Show/Slide presentation Wed. July 12th 6:30 P.M. For the Pieces and Patches Quilt guild in Steger Illinois at the Community Center located 3501 Hopkins. There is a $5 fee for non- Members. It will be on Modern Quilts and the world of Modern Quilters. join me if you can, would love to see you there. Also the guild has a Facebook page so take a look.
Congratulations Mary M from Lockport, Illinois who was randomly chosen for the wooden needle give away.
Now for some FUN!
Some of you have come by and saw my presentation in Open Studio 2017, also so my Giant…16 inch wooden needle with a notch to hang on a wall. I was so pleased to have so many people interested, and all the wonderful questions.
So….. what I would like to do, is anyone who follows me, will have a chance to own the wonderful Needle. I will randomly chose one person on April 30th!
Will it be you?
The winners of the Naperville (Illinois) Art League’s 14th annual public art competition were announced at a reception held at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
The exhibit, entitled “#SillySerious-ness,” caught the attention of regional artists of all ages who submitted work reflective of the theme. Fifty entries, encompassing original work in a variety of media, were displayed and considered for the awards.
Artist Pamela Carron was selected to judge this competition. She had the difficult task of selecting winners out of the 50 entries. Prizes were awarded to sixteen individual winners:
Best of Show:
Patricia Melekus “Rape of Europa” Acrylic
Awards of Excellence:
Jeannail Carter Too Many to Choose From” Colored Pencil, Pen, Ink
Scott Harding “Pumpkin Top” Oil on Linen
Gary Schirmer “The Ripley Effect” Oil
Cynthia Boudreau“Bubbling Up” Fiber
Marissa Burch “Treehouse” Mixed
Kathleen Geisinger “Winter at Geneva Lake” Photography
Tatiana Guarino “Tatiana Guarino” Oil
Beth Hobby “Mask: Autoportrait” Assemblage
Valerie Lorimer “Her Life Was a Circus” Mixed
Judy MacLeod “The Sisters” Mixed Media
Kevin Pranaitis “Am I Brave, Daddy” Photography
Sally Sharp “Seriously?” Oil & Cold Wax
Judy Tucker “Picasso in Piecing” (pictured above) Fabric
Marita Valdizan “Life as it Happens” Mixed Media Wire Crochet
Charles Williams, Jr. “Maze” Acrylic
“I was very impressed with the quality of artwork we received for our ‘#SillySeriousness’ competition. Even more amazing is the depth of intimacy that the pieces exude,” said Debbie Venezia, Executive Director of the Naperville Art League.