First...this weekend at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival in La Conner, Washington, viewers will see this piece by member Cathie Ugrin:
|Sea at Storm - Detail at right|
Next, opening shortly in Vancouver, B.C. - this exhibit by members Katie Stein Sather and Karen Johnson:
On her blog, Katie describes her work for this exhibit -- an expression of her spiritual journey. Best wishes to Katie and Karen for a successful show!
Meanwhile, in Alberta, member Margaret Blank has been preparing for the debut of her installation:
Margaret has written a book about this three-part work, describing the journey she and her family took with her late husband, living with "T1D", and the inspiration to create these pieces after his death. The book is available online in both e-book and trade paper format at Blurb.com. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be divided equally between JDRF Canada and the Canadian Diabetes Association.
"Mark on the Body: Making My Mark", the second part of this installation, is ongoing and participatory. Margaret invites interested stitchers to contact her for a kit to create a small stitched quilt "sandwich" that will hang as part of a mobile or series of mobiles as the installation goes forward. To date, over two dozen have been completed; Margaret's goal is at least 100.