Special Displays 2024 - Quilt Show Reno
Sea Creatures - By Quilts on the Wall
Creatures....not limited to "under the sea"!
Webster’s dictionary defines a creature: A living being,
especially an animal. A human. An imaginary or fantastical
The quilts in this display are considered
artwork that depicts an underwater experience.
on the Wall are a group of textile artists dedicated to
learning about and sharing art quilts. Their projects are
displayed on the wall rather than on the bed. The group
votes on at least two Challenges a year allowing members to
create their vision of the theme. Both juried and non-juried
exhibits travel to local and national venues such in quilt
and textile art shows, and are displayed in art
Top: Going with the Flow by Cheryl Guacci
Bottom: Ashnah by Charlene Touch
A Tribute to elinor peace bailey......1944-2023
In the early 1990's elinor developed a
way for virtually anyone to break through to their innermost
creative self. Using a basic doll pattern, the maker can
play with its size, shape, hair, attire, etc... She then
sent the pattern to a handful of Industry stars to challenge
them with what they could do with their imaginations. The
results were fabulous.
Today we challenge YOU, to tap
into your innermost creativity - whether you are a quilter,
dollmaker, crafter, beader; the list is endless.... ANYONE,
can take this simple pattern and create a flat doll, a
dimensional doll -- add it to a tote bag or appliqué the
figure onto an article of clothing.....the options truly are
limitless. elinor published a book, "Mother Plays With
Dolls", The photos from this challenge and elinor's
insightful words are in this treasured book (which is out of
print --but still available on the web.If you would
like to participate in the tribute to elinor
the entry form and the cost of the pattern to enter the
challenge is $10.00 including postage (and return postage if
we need to ship)-- we will need to receive your completed
project by May 14, 2024 or delivered to Fabric-Chicks on
Tuesday, June 11, 2 pm-5 pm at the Grand Sierra Silver State
Pavilion Room located on the lower level of the hotel across
from the Spa. All completed projects will be displayed
during Quilt Show Reno 2024.
"elinor was an inspiration to artists
everywhere to help them embrace their creative side
"A trailblazer in the world of fiber and doll art.
she will always be remembered as one of the most influential
figures in the world of fiber art
", Barb Kobe who has
taken over elinor's- Association of People Who Play with
Dolls Newsletter -- continues elinor’s legacy and digitize
elinor's Newsletter for future generations to learn from
Tribute to elinor Entry Form
Name That Tune - By the Gulf States Quilting
members of the Gulf States Quilting Association (GSQA) made
forty-two 8” diameter round quilts for this exhibit; each
quilt representing the title of a song chosen by the
quilter. This exhibit uses six canvas panels (each is
ten-foot wide by 4 foot-6 inches high) with a painted
musical staff and the notes to the song “Twinkle Twinkle
Little Star” attached to the canvas. Each 8-inch diameter
quilt is attached to a musical note in the song.
8-inch diameter quilt is attached to a musical note in the
song. New lyrics to the song with a reference to quilting
are written below the musical staff. Below each note of the
song is a number, and this exhibit becomes interactive when
participants attempt to match the number of a song to the
correct title of each song, all of which are listed on a
There will be an easel with information
about the quilt makers and an “Answer Sheet” which provides
the list of the numbers and the actual name of each quilt
for the participants to compare their guesses.
a photo of the Play Sheet to play along as you walk through
Monarch - Cherrywood Fabrics 2023 Challenge
The Monarch Cherrywood Challenge
is a juried art quilt contest sponsored by Cherrywood Hand
Dyed Fabrics® with support from Mistyfuse®. The challenge
was to create an original 20-inch square quilted artwork
using eight colors of fabric, no other colors of fabric may
be added. The only way to add more colors is with thread,
paint, pencil, ink, beads, etc. The theme of the challenge
is the iconic Monarch butterfly, which is in the endangered
category of the International Union for the Conservation of
Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.
Monarch butterfly is in trouble. In the summer of 2022, it
was put on the Endangered List. Let's change that. Not only
can you plant the seeds of milkweed, but you can also plant
the seeds of creativity. Can you do it with just eight
colors? We encouraged you to push yourself creatively and
think outside the box.
Quilts for Soldiers
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 Soldiers offers
comfort and support. Or as a six-year-old put it: "When the
'sholders' are 'warring' and they come home and are hurt,
the quilt makes them feel all comfy."
This is not
about politics. It's about people.
In 2015, The
Fabric Chicks Quilts for Soldiers ladies donated 125+
quilts. In 2016 we donated over 130. Once a month our
volunteers meet to work on putting together kits to then
take home and finish. If you are interested in participating
in this program, please contact our store. We will provide
you with a kit, or you can create and donate your quilt.
Recently we were honored to receive an award as a thank you
for all our effort.
• If you are interested in
participating in this program, please contact Fabric-Chicks
at email@example.com and we will provide you with a
kit, or you can create and donate your quilts.
you to all of you who donated supplies and/or your time!!
Wednesday of the month, meetings are held at Fabric-Chicks,
1511 US Highway 395 N, Gardnerville NV 89410, 775.267.0204 -
Presented by Fabric-Chicks
More to come.....