Special Displays 2020 - Quilt Show Reno
2020 FEATURE: Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge 2019
“The Joy of Painting” aired on Public Television
for eleven years with its iconic host, Bob Ross. His
soft-spoken, encouraging words and unique brand have
infiltrated modern pop culture and he continues to teach
oil-painting to a new generation of admirers.
Cherrywood Fabrics challenged artists to use just eight
colors to create an original 20-inch art quilt inspired by
Bob. The juried exhibit includes an abundance of techniques,
themes, and creativity, all using hand-dyed fabric from
Cherrywood. Because of the cohesive nature of the quilts,
the exhibit makes a huge visual impact.
Every Quilt is a Story
a prelude to the Carson Valley Quilt Guild's biennial quilt
show, being held June 6 and 7, 2020 at the Douglas County
Community Center, guild members were challenged with
designing a small quilt depicting the 2020 show theme "Every
Quilt is a Story." The process began a year before the quilt
show with challenge quilt participants receiving 2 pieces of
unrelated material that had to be used in a recognizable
manner on the front of the quilt. No quilt could be larger
the 30 x 30 inches or a total circumference of 120 inches. A
number of guild members accepted the challenge.
a show theme of "Every Quit is a Story" the design field is
wide open. Before the 2020 quilt show, the challenge quilts
will be displayed in numerous venues, including the Douglas
County Libraries, Carson City Library, WNC Art Hall, and
Dayton and Markleeville Libraries. The Carson Valley Quilt
Guild is honored to have the Reno Quilt Show be the final
venue in 2020 to display their challenge quilts.
Carson Valley Quilt Guild Challenge
Inspired by Elvis
Elvis is in the house!
consists of 95 original 36" x 36" art quilts, created by
artists from places like Singapore, Australia, Slovakia,
Canada and California who were all inspired by the musical
genius of Elvis Presley.
These quilts each depict an
aspect of Elvis's life, or a particular song or movie.
artists range from first-time to well-known fiber artists.
Elvis fans will have fun matching an Elvis song to the quilt
The show was created and curated by Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto.
Fine Art Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry is internationally recognized for
her award-winning fine art quilts. She is best known for her
organic, curved seam designs, her scintillating use of
color, and her multilevel illusions of light and motion. Her
attention to detail has earned her a reputation for fine
craftsmanship as well as stunning designs.
formal training was primarily in design, drawing, and studio
painting. After many years of painting, sewing, and
experimenting with other media, Caryl discovered that
fabric, as used as a fine art medium, best expressed her
personal vision. Since 1982, Caryl has been a quilt maker,
i.e., her work is constructed from layers of fabric,
stitched together with batting or other filler between the
layers. Caryl loves the tactile qualities of cloth, and the
unlimited color range made possible by hand dyeing and other
surface design techniques. Her quilts begin with white, 100%
cotton fabric. The fabric is dyed, painted and printed to
create the palette of colors and visual texture used in
piecing and appliquéing her images.
Caryl's work has been exhibited extensively throughout North
America, Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Rim. She has had
twenty-three solo exhibitions, including a 1992 exhibition
in Tokyo, Japan, and a 2000 exhibition in Burlington,
Caryl has won Best of Show at the
International Quilt Festival and the American Quilters
Society Show three times and also won Best of Show in more
than a dozen other national and international exhibitions.
Caryl was a lifelong resident of Northern Illinois,
until 2005, when she moved to Paducah, Kentucky, where she
built and operated the Bryerpatch Studio Gallery, and
workshop center in the historic Lower Town Arts District
until 2014. In 2013, Caryl married Dr. Ron Gentry, and in
2014, she and Ron relocated to Port Townsend, Washington,
where she continues working as a full-time artist in her new
studio overlooking Puget Sound.
Amazing Quilts by Grace Errea
Grace is a Fiber artist, designer, quilter and
author. Her style of work is to design with VALUE and
execute her designs with a technique that she developed and
Her designs center around flora and
fauna. Butterflies, Birds, Flowers, and Animals are always
consistently used as an inspiration and showcased in her
work. Even though landscapes are not Grace’s forte, the area
that she lives in has inspired some of her textiles as well.
Under The Sea!
The Mason Dixon Quilt Professional
Network (MDQPN) announces its 2018 MDQPN Exhibit:
“Under The Sea!”
The Exhibit consists of 15 quilts each measuring 18” x
24” with the theme of “Under The Sea!” Each member quilt
depicts their artistic interpretation of underwater fun,
fish, skeletons, pollution, underwater vents, and mythical
creatures! About the Artists:
professionals who contributed to this Exhibit include five
quilt book authors with eleven quilt books among them, two
quilt shop/quilt business owners, 6 professional quilt
teachers and three professional quilt judges.
Several of our
members have held various offices in national quilt
organizations. Roughly a third of our members have
partnerships with fabric manufacturers, thread companies and
"'Come Swim With Me"
Old Glory Quilt Exhibit
Old Glory was born when red white and blue vintage
quilt tops were finished by long arm quilters who share a
military connection. The quilters received the top, backing,
and the instructions, “quilt as desired”. They donated their
time and talent.
We chose to work with “forgotten” tops -
the ones that were damaged, unfinished, ill-made or
unremarkable. These tops were not destined to be completed,
enjoyed or treasured. What we now share is pure magic!
The exhibit was created to promote the Quilts of
Valor program. We choose to focus on our patriotic heritage
and further serve the military family that we have been
fortunate to be a part of.
These quilts debuted at
the 2017 Quilts of Valor show and now are traveling as a
collection for 24-36 months. When they are done traveling
the quilts will be auctioned to raise funds for Quilts of
curated by Mary Kerr
BLOCK SWAP PARTY Challenge
This was a looong one! We worked on it for a year rather
than our usual six months for each challenge. For the first
half of the year, we worked on the blocks with each of us
choosing four vintage favorites…such as churn dash, bear
paw, log cabin….and one block had to be an appliqué block.
The blocks could be any size from 6″ to 12″ square. We all
chose our own color schemes and fabric, and then we divided
it among us so we each could make our block choices in five
colorways using everyone’s individual fabric. Next, we
traded so that we each had 20 blocks of our own fabric
Next came the most challenging part! Even
though our blocks were traditional, the challenge was to set
them in our own unique setting. We could cut them, use only
parts, make more or not use them all. Sounds easier….but it
wasn’t! When we came together for our next retreat, we were
amazed and thrilled by how innovative we all were when
putting them together. It showed us once again when it comes
to quilts the sky’s the limit!!
by The Five Easy Pieces
From Ensign's Bar’s to Colonel's Stars
From Ensign’s Bars
to Colonel’s Stars blends patriotism and quilting.
author, Renelda Peldunas-Harter, served over 25 years in the
military, shares her experiences as she progressed through
the ranks of the US Army in both text and quilts.
quilts are all original designs and adapted to honor all the
branches of the military: US Army, US Navy, US Marines, US
Air Force, and US Coast Guard.
"Colonel’s Star" by Renelda Peldunas-Harter
Winchester Modern Quilters Present "Art Interpretations"
Winchester Modern Quilters Present “Art
This challenging exhibit presents
the quilters interpretation of a piece of art, a piece of
art taken and interpreted into a quilted piece of art.
presented by Winchester Modern Quilter's
"Hearts" by Renelda Peldunas-Harter
Inspired by "the Masters"
The exhibition, Inspired by the Masters,
features fourteen pieces; each a complex combination of
rescued vintage needlework pieces, including needlepoint,
quilt blocks, Crewel embroidery, and punch needlework.
vintage pieces are collaged with hand-dyed and printed
fabrics, many of which were created to match or mimic the
patterns of the original needlework. Each is backed with
industrial Eco-felt and machine-stitched/quilted.
Inspirations ranged from Matisse still life paintings, to
the work of Frieda Kahlo and Mary Cassatt; each intertwined
with my experiences of vibrant color and pattern discovered
on teaching travels around the world.
by Jane Dunnewold
The 2020 Color Wheel Challenge
The Color Wheel Challenge quilts began with the
idea to help educate guild members on the color wheel and
color combinations that help make the quilts interesting.
The guidelines for the quilts were, each member uses
the provided color card and color scheme to design the
challenge quilt. Use tones, tints and/or shades of their
color. The original color was a color family guide: members
did not have to exactly match the paint chip but must use a
fabric within its color family.
Quilts are applique,
piecing or both.Quilt Maker Anne Delano, Analogous Red Violet Yellow-Green
by the Columbus Star Quilters Guild
Sunrise - Sunset
"We need to be
reminded sometimes that a sunrise lasts but a few minutes.
But its beauty can burn in our hearts eternally."
Quilts on the Wall, a southern
California association of textile artists, is pleased to
present “Sunrise - Sunset”.
Sunsets of the silhouette of a cactus against the desert
sky, camels trekking across the Moroccan sands, and surfing
near the pier at sunset bring closure to the day.
Sunrise invites you to grab a cup of coffee and listen for
the hoot of the owl getting ready to sleep after a night of
hunting, or bask in daybreak over the broad African basin as
wildlife visits a local watering hole.
and sunset brings a special feeling to the viewer. We hope
you enjoy the materials and techniques employed in these art
www.quiltsonthewall.com Quilt by
Mutalipassi - Oceanside Pier At Sunset
by Quilts on
the Wall Fiber Artist
Fabric-Chicks Quilts for Wounded Warriors and Veterans
display of quilts made for the Wounded Warriors & Veterans
sponsored by Fabric-Chicks and host the Patchwork from
Nevada Quilters- which is an amazing group of women who have
volunteered for over 12 years. Over 100 quilts were donated
The mission of the Quilts for Soldiers is
to cover ALL war wounded and injured service members and
veterans touched by War with comforting and healing Quilts.
Whether injuries are physical or psychological Quilts for
* If you are interested in
participating in this program, please contact Fabric-Chicks
and we will provide you
with a kit, or you can create and donate your quilt.
Many more to come.....