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.
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
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
Many more to come.....