2018 Special Displays - Quilt Show Reno
Curves on Curves!
Do you notice a theme here? We love curves
and we would love everyone to join us in our love for
curves. Not only do we love curves, we love EASY curves.
design all of our tools with the purpose of making quilting,
especially curved quilting and piecing easier, for the
home-sewer! We believe there is no curve too big or too
small that YOU can’t sew! All of our quilts are made with
either our Quick Curve Ruler or QCR Mini Ruler. We don’t pin
and we don’t find our center; we simply cut, sew, and
As individual quilt artists we have
gone through many phases from appliqué to kaleidoscope
quilts to bargello quilts to Civil War quilts, we have done
them all! After many years of many quilt phases, we landed
on curves and it completely
revitalized our love for
quilting, we fell in love with quilting process all over
Join us, fall in love with curves!
-Sisters in life and sisters in quilting,
Jenny Pedigo &
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,
owners museum curators and corporate sponsors.
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
Fabric-Chicks Trash to Treasures Challenge
This spectacular Viewer’s Choice
Awards Challenge will be on display during the 2018 Quilt
Show Reno. We invite all patrons to take the time to vote
for their favorite entrant. Winners will be announced
Saturday, June 23th at 2:00 pm and the prizes awarded.
Entrants began with a “Trash Scrap Bag” from
Fabric-Chicks, Minden, NV. They were asked to take a photo
of their “Trash Scrap Bag” contents before beginning their
challenge. The photo would be submitted along with their
final project.Click for details and application info
CVQG 2018 Quilt Challenge: Stars Above the Sierras
challenge quilts reflect the quilt maker’s impression of the
2018 challenge theme.
The Challenge requirements
include, the size is to be no larger than 30 inches square
or 120 inches around the perimeter. The fabrics of their
choice, the Challenge fabric provided must be used in a
recognizable form on the front of the quilt.
Challenge fabrics included in their kits were: Paintbrush
Studios Marblehead Mast Granite Bright and Henry Glass & Co.
Coffee House. What is shown is creativity at its best.
by the Carson Valley Quilt Guild Members
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 hosts the Patchwork from Nevada Quilters- which
is an amazing group of women who have volunteered for over
10 years - making quilts for our Wounded Warriors and
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 100 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 on.
Wednesday of the month, meetings are held at:
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
Featured Artist: Carolyn Brock of Sparks, NV
is a treasure to our Northern Nevada quilting community.
is very involved in the Truckee Meadow Quilt Guild and loves
to share her quilting knowledge with all those around her!
Her innovative and "out of the box thinking" lends to her
creative art quilting techniques.
The owls featured here are
Carolyn's own designs from photos taken of owls in her yard.
The theme of Naturally Occurring instantly brings to mind
the beauties of nature. We strive to travel to places to be
inspired by what nature, in its rawest form, has created,
unaffected by man’s interference.
To occur naturally
is to arise from a place of beginning. Natural hair color
changes as we age. Moving water carves hard rocks into
sloping shapes as it moves along a path of resistance.
Autumn leaves change colors as a reaction occurs between the
temperature and chemical elements in the leaves. A woman
described as a “natural beauty” is one whose original
features have not been altered by make-up. A tide pool
changes shape and colors with the wave’s movement. The
tornado shapes a path with objects it scatters through the
power of wind. A diamond is created from the compression of
rock…it occurs naturally without man’s input. The beauty of
life occurs without human intervention, and in times, in
spite of it, as demonstrated by the cracking of a cement
walkway by the tiniest of seeds sprouting up to reclaim the
right to flower.
What occurs naturally.. a simple
flower,…the sculptured rock formed by a sandstorm…the
movement of a wild horse running on the plains…is what
inspires artists.Written by Carol
By Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
Quilt title: Modern Eclipse by Karen Markley
The Original Wizard of Oz Challenge
a walk down memory lane to the Wizard of Oz.
challenge quilt must use the 3 fabrics purchased at
Fabric-Chicks Quilt Shop and the quilt finished size of 20"
Join in the fun and see how timeless the
Wizard of Oz continues to entertain and inspire us.
The seven challenge quilts on display were created by
Karryle Peckenham, Linda Sievers, Joyce Soule, Bonnie Falin,
Debbie Inama, Patricia Creecy, and Barbara Fleischer. By Bear Paw Quilt Group
I had wings, I'd fly up to heaven.
I'd look down from the
clouds, on everything then
I could find all the things
we've been missin'. I would have all the answers…if I had
wings.DARIUS C. RUCKER
artist approaches a theme challenge to express their
personal style with the emotion attached to the theme.
“Wings” can be ethereal such as a structure with which
gods, angels, or demons, are provided for the purpose of
Or, the term can be utilitarian and literal:
an arm of a human being, especially a baseball player's
pitching or throwing arm, a means or instrument of flight,
travel, or progress.
Wings are movement...they are
winging to the coast or a bird on the wing.
under one's wing, under one's protection, care, or patronage
comes from the mother bird protecting her young.
maybe the artist will just wing it... improvise.
By Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
Quilt title: Wings by Janet Lane-Tranbarger
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
Title of quilt: Felling it by Bucher
Herstory Quilts - A Celebration of Strong Women
history. Come and view HERstory
. Throughout history, women
struggled to have a voice and we got it in the USA in 1920,
the right to vote. Let’s celebrate the amazing things that
women everywhere have accomplished since then.
We all have
women that we admire who are courageous, intelligent and
ground-breakers. This exhibit, by 55 artists from seven
countries, includes tributes to women well known to us, as
well as those who worked behind the scenes. These quilts
celebrate strong women who cracked glass ceilings and those
who made discoveries. Women who shook the world by breaking
into fields previously reserved for men are commemorated, as
are those who were the first to do something before any man.
Art quilts honor athletes, authors, artists, aviators and
astronauts, business leaders, educators, entertainers,
mathematicians, scientists, writers, and world leaders.
Curated by Susanne M. Jones
Many more to come.....