2018 Special Displays - Quilt Show Reno
Art Quilt Interpretations
Using a variety of techniques, from old to new, members of
SAQA of northern California and Nevada express their view of
the world around them. Inspired by nature, by themes, by
people, by poems and songs, they use fabric and thread as
their medium. Never constrained by the
limits of fabric and
thread, rather pushing them to say something unique.
This exhibit will consist of approximately 30 pieces of
various sizes, mostly medium to large. All pieces will be
for show only and are original pieces of art.
SAQA is an international non-profit organization dedicated
to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them.
We are an information resource on all things art quilt
related for our members as well as the public. Founded in
1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA members now
number more than 3,400 artists, teachers, collectors,
gallery owners museum curators and corporate sponsors.
by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Hoffman 2017 Challenge - Mastery
The 2017 Hoffman Challenge recognizes the talents of
quiltmakers and sewists. Style #P4299 of Mastery is the
official fabric. Artists were welcome to use either the
colorful 562-Blooms version or the sister grayscale version
that is 55-Charcoal. They could also combine the two if they
The selected Challenge Fabric must be used in
the body of the quilt top in a recognizable amount, and for
appliqué quilts, the Challenge Fabric must be used in more
than one spot. At least 50% of the entry needs to show
Hoffman Fabrics, and they can be of the artist choice —
whether from the 2017 Challenge collection or from the
artist stash collected over the years.
become part of the Hoffman Challenge exhibit that travels
around the country from August 2017 to September 2018.
We are thrilled to showcase 40 of the different artist's
quilts during 2018 Quilt Show Reno.
this collection include Pieced Quilts, Appliquéd Quilts,
Modern Quilts, Home Décor: Living room, and Mixed Technique
(Pieced and Appliquéd)
Presented by Hoffman Fabrics
The Journey – Kentucky to California 1864
This exhibit of antique quilts enhances passages from the journal of my
great-great-grandmother, which she wrote during her journey
from Kentucky to California in 1864. The Civil War was
drawing to an end. Her husband and his brother had
established themselves in California beginning in 1852. As a
young bride and mother, she embarked on the adventure of a
Lucretia Imogene Lawson, born in Hardin
County, Kentucky married Brutis Clay Epperson in 1861. She
was 17 ½. In the spring of 1864, when in the company of her
husband and baby son Charles, they started across the plains
Read her story and see it illustrated
with antique quilts. The quilts in this collection date from
1820 to 1870.
Presented by Arlene L. Arnold, Heritage Oaks Quilts
Fabric-Chicks Quilts for Wounded Warriors and Veterans
sponsors and host the Northern Nevada Quilters- which is an
amazing group of women who have volunteered for almost 10
years - making quilts for our Wounded Warriors and Veterans-
Please join us every 1st Wednesday to help organize and
create quilts that are given to various groups--most
recently donated to the Wounded Warriors Fishing Derby,
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Club, and the Wounded Warriors
Bicycle Race. Over 130 quilts donated in 2017!! Thank you to
all of you who donate supplies and/or your time!! We also
have block kits you can check out during the month to work
1st Wednesday of the month meetings are held
Fabric-Chicks, 1166 Annie Ct. #C, Minden, NV 89423
Reboot Those Blocks!
Dice ‘Em, Twist’ Em, Turn’ Em
All quilters have bits and pieces of blocks or scraps that
never graduated into quilts. These “undergrads” may be
lurking around from block exchanges, class samples, rejected
block construction, and they may even include some homeless
Our challenge: To gather these
abandoned fragments from our stashes, from our friends, and
even from the internet, and to turn them into unique,
We sliced ‘em, diced ‘em, twisted
‘em, or turned these “undergrad” blocks. With lots of
imagination, sashing, coping strips, or even new blocks,
these orphaned “undergrads” have at last “graduated” to full
quilt status. Presented by The Five Easy Pieces
Quilt by Jean VanBockel
Drips and Splatters
The common definition of drips is small drops of liquid that
fall such as dribbles, trickles, drizzles, splashes. One
less common definition is displaying a copious amount of a
particular quality or thing, i.e. the women were dripping
with gold and diamonds. A more informal definition would be
a drip - a weak or ineffectual person such as a bore, a wimp
or a sissy.
The common definition of splatters is to hit and cover a
surface with drops of liquid, typically thick or viscous
drops. Or, to cause a liquid to fall in large drops.
Examples would be: the bike was splattered with mud or the
paint splattered when she dropped the bucket. Or, the bug
splattered on the windshield. Another definition is to hit
something and break it apart.
Another is to distribute loosely- to disperse, dot, dust or
sprinkle. A less common definition is to prominently or
sensationally publish a story in a newspaper, i.e. the story
was splattered all over pages 1 and 2.
What makes this exhibit so exciting is that the theme, Drips
and Splatters, can be expressed as the subject of the quilt
or as a process or technique used to create the work of art.
Examples of Drips and Splatters as subject matter are many
as they occur everywhere in life. They can be a result of
carelessness, as of the coffee sloshing over the side of a
cup, sloppy painting, cooking, washing or spilling. They
often occur if one is in a hurry or not paying attention.
They occur in nature: a little boy jumping through puddles,
splashing as he goes, or rain drops falling, or blood
Examples of Drips and Splatters as process or technique are
many also. Some examples are to
drip or splatter paint, dye, various kinds of fibers, beads,
small pieces of fabric, etc. on the background to create the
effect. The possibilities are limitless.
Quilts on the Wall 2017 Juried Challenge
By Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
Many more to come.....