Current Shows

The book Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits has a related exhibit. As one of the featured artists, I chose two of the pieces in the book to be in the exhibit, which opened at IQF in Houston, Texas, in late October 2013, and will be traveling through 2017, apparently…

Both Fully Medicated

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And I Was Not Wearing a Life Jacket will travel with that exhibit…

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Hopefully not ruffling too many feathers. The traveling exhibit took these quilts to the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, January-March 2014; the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 7-10, 2014, and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure, New York, October 1-December 20, 2015. From there, they will go on to AQS Quilt Week: Phoenix, AZ, Feb 11-14, 2016, Daytona Beach, FL, Feb 24-27, 2016, Lancaster, PA, March 16-19, 2016, Paducah, KY, April 20-23, 2016, Grand Rapids, MI, Aug 10-13, 2016, Chattanooga, TN, Sept 14-17, 2016, and Des Moines, IA, Oct 5-8, 2016; thus proving yet again that my quilts have better vacations than I do. Why are the last two dates crossed out? Because AQS pulled both quilts due to an imaginary penis reported by a viewer in Life Jacket, and then they pulled Fully Medicated because I no longer had two quilts in the show, and all the other artists in the exhibit did. Both quilts will be at SPOOL Quilt Store in Chattanooga, TN, during the month of September.

Earth Stories opened at Michigan State University Museum, Lansing, MI, on May 11 through November 26, 2014. It then traveled to the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, Missouri, Jan 19-Feb 28, 2015; the Kennedy Museum of Art, Univ of OH, Athens, Ohio, Apr 24-Sept 6, 2015; and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA, Nov 6, 2015-Feb 28, 2016. It will continue to the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, Jun 25-Oct 2, 2016; and the Erie Museum of Art, Erie, NY, Jan 20– Jun 11, 2017. The larger piece is Wise Choice, 72″ square…

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The smaller piece, 12×14″, is Planting Choice

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Awakening the Crone is touring with the SAQA Celebrating Silver exhibit, which opened at IQF Houston October 30-Nov 2, 2014;  traveled to IQF Chicago, March 26-28, 2015; and was at Quilt! Knit! Stitch!, August 13-15, 2015; and the St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT, Sept 12-Dec 31, 2015.

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It will also be at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo: Atlanta, GA, Mar 10-12, 2016, Lakeland, FL, March 17-19, 2016, Cleveland, OH, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2016, Worcester, MA, Apr 7-9, 2016; America Quilts Expo, Des Moines, IA, May 26-28, 2016; and the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, in August 2016, then the 2016 8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China from September 21, 2016 through September 23, 2016. From there, it goes to Australia, at Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair, Adelaide, Australia, Nov 3 – 6, 2016, and the Hobart Craft & Quilt Fair, Hobart, Australia, February 17 – 19, 2017.

Part-Time Oasis was supposed to be at two shows in the fall, but the shipping company made some mistakes, so the exhibit it was in, SAQA’s Oasis, was re-routed to three other smaller shows (where it might be scaring people)…the Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show, Oklahoma City, OK, Jan 7-9, 2016; Home Machine Quilting & Sewing Show, Salt Lake City, UT, May 5-7, 2016; and Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo, Reno, NV, Jun 23-25, 2016.

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Then it will be at Palm Springs Oct 6-8 and PIQF Oct 15-18, like it was supposed to be last year.

Mammogram will be at the Oceanside Museum of Art in a show California Fibers: Eclectic Fibers, opening June 25 through October 9.

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And then The Goddess of Never-Ending Chaos will be at IQF Houston and traveling after that with the SAQA Turmoil exhibit.

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More will be posted on the travel plans when I get them…

13 Responses to Current Shows

  1. Geraldine Dix says:

    Love your work. Thanks to controversy, I found you. Perhaps the negativity will bring more focus to your thoughtful, well-executed works of art. Not your Grandma’s quilting….but I am a Grandma and a quilter and I for one love what you are doing. Thanks


  2. Sunny H says:

    This is good stuff. Just because we work in fabric doesn’t mean we shouldn’t attack ‘adult’ subject matter. There are quilt shows and then there are quilt shows. And btw, I’m 54 years old and sick and tired of the notion that female genitals are somehow shocking or disgusting. Men? Their ‘bits’ are on display in every art gallery on earth, turned into architecture, enshrined as a major form. Just because ours don’t dangle out the front doesn’t mean they’re gross.


  3. Amelia Leigh says:

    I’m sitting in the UK following the controversy surrounding your quilt. I find it amazing that there are still people in the world finding the female/male body “disgusting”. I wish more quilt/textile artists were making political art like yours. Well done to you and those who are prepared to face the critics by presenting such work.


  4. arlinda says:

    So glad to see work that means something.


  5. Cath Stonard says:

    Your work is incredible, and not only visually rich in content, texture and subject, but richly thought provoking! Long may you continue.


  6. You have paved the way for so many; please continue…


  7. […] work. It is stimulating and inspiring. Her work makes me want to go create something right now! Current Shows.via Kathy Nida Current […]


  8. Kathykm says:

    Make gift cards. I’ll buy some. Etsy!!


  9. Megan says:

    I just wanted to commt that I love your work! I live in San Diego, and am sad to see I missed your recent show… I do not see a mailing list option on your site, but was hoping there was a way to keep in the loop for future shows?

    Keep up the amazing work!


  10. christine says:

    I am grateful that I was able to see your work at the Hyde art gallery.


  11. Carol says:

    Carry on! Your work is amazing, love the anatomies of your people.
    Am a retired nurse and find your rendition of anatomy very whimical,
    delightful and insightful.


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