Sunday, June 23, 2019

Summer Fibrations Art Show

This weekend was the opening of the Summer Fibrations Art Show by the Out of the Box (OOTB) Artists Group. What a wonderful exhibit. It's at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte Ontario and will run until July 6, 2019.

Summer Fibrations

Summer Fibrations Show Panel

Do you remember this fall and winter when I was making art minis that needed to read like these paint chip colours?

Well the waiting is over. Here are some of the colours and the art that was made by the OOTB artists.


Here is a group of darker green

This is a group of lighter green

Clover at Dusk wasn't made for the
colour groupings but it fit right in.

Green Garden Gate Mini

This is my friend's green entry - Happy Frog!
Happy Frog by Kathy Lajeunesse

Here`s one of the red groupings

Another collection of Red

Peek-A-Boo Red Mini

Here`s a light yellow collection

A grouping of brighter yellow
Mellow Yellow Mini
There was also a section of pieces that were made last summer with the theme Connected by a Thread. Somehow I didn't get a picture of the entries except for my piece - Connections and Intersections.
Connections and Intersections
Independent Pieces

Here are a some of the Independent pieces that were in the show.

Kathy Lajeunesse's Magellans Clouds

Finally, here is the piece that I've been working on for the last few months - Gaïa's Garden
Gaïa's Garden
I'll be writing a post about the finishing of Gaïa's Garden - there was a whole lot of learning going on the weekend before and after Quilt Canada. I did get it done in time for the show. Yeah!!!

What I learned

  • Getting art pieces ready for a show is not always easy. For me the labels and the dowels are usually the tricky parts. After finishing my last piece it was all about getting everything ready to take to the show. 
  • I really need to attach a label and get my pieces ready to hang as soon as I finish them. I've trained myself to get the hanging sleeve done at the same time as finishing a quilt, so now it's to get into the habit of making and attaching a label at the same time! 
  • Since it was the opening and vernissage of the show yesterday, I didn't spend as much time as I would have liked to see the show. It looks like I'll have to go back!
  • I didn't take pictures of my White History of Art piece as well as my blue mini - Blue Moon but they are in the show 😊

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  1. I love your header - it's so much fun to look at! The pieces you shared are so beautiful - like a fibre art museum. Gaïa's Garden in particular took my breath away. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks Miaismine, those are some of my favourite quilts. If you want more info on Gaia's Garden, I just finished the final post.

  2. Wow! Those are some really creative pieces - thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Susan, the whole show was pretty amazing.

  3. There are stunning workers of art to be seen here. How wonderful to see your Gaia's Garden on display as well. It adds gorgeous colour and beautiful artistry to the exhibition.

    1. Thanks so much Kim. It really is a talented group. It's such a pleasure to have a place to exhibit.

  4. Lovely exhibit! I really liked yours and Kathy’s independent art.

    Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera.

    1. Thanks Soma. I will pass on your comment to Kathy!

  5. The pictures really turned out. Thanks for posting pictures of some of mine.


  6. Congratulations on such a beautiful show, I know how much hard work it is, but it looks wonderful. I hope it was a lot of fun.

  7. Congratulations on a wonderful show. Those look amazing x #wanderingcamera


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