Saturday, January 03, 2009

Salon Seven Quilt Show




I spent a lot of happy hours this week quilting a quilt that I had begun a few years ago, but never finished due to getting discouraged with quilting and taking a detour into knitting. I had been invited to curate an exhibit in the New Rochelle Library several months ago, and began to realize I should at least have one new work to hang. I dug this partly finished quilt out from where it was resting and had alot of fun quilting it, and when I put the last stitch into it last night at 1am, I was pleased. It is called "Cats are everywhere"( which you can see in the detail of the quilting)... and here is my panel in the exhibit, which we hung today. You'll have to go see the other 37 quilts in the show; it is wonderful! Here is the press release:


The Salon Seven: Stitching it Together
Group Exhibition at New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, New York http://www.nrpl.org/

The Salon Seven announces the opening of their newest exhibition. In a time where the very fabric of society appears to be falling apart at the seams, this group of seven textile artists continues to meet monthly to encourage and support each other while offering constructive critique. When they are together, ideas and creativity flow, excitement fills the air, and the members encourage each other in their individual explorations of color and design, stitching together their own personal view of life’s journey.
The 41 art quilts included in this exhibition, which runs from Saturday, January 3, 2009,through January 24, 2009, exhibit a breathtaking range of styles, textures, colors and subjects yet remain true to the quilt making tradition. Each member of this group has her own way of using textiles, and each uses fabric, thread, and batting to create her distinctive artwork.
Salon Seven members: Benedicte Caneill, Beth Carney, Georgia Heller, Jeri Riggs, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Linda Schoenfeld, Susan Schrott

Artist's Reception: Sunday, January 11, 2009: 1-3pm


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great quilt! Great exhibit! I am honored to be part of it!
Benedicte

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

That is a wonderful quilt Jeri.
It was fun viewing it close up and finding the cats.
K

Brooklynne said...

I could have sworn o commented on this... This is such a beautiful quilt it is sooo stunning did you do the cats just with a regular machine? or sorry am I asking for trade secrets? :-p I wish my quilts turned out this nice!

Vivien said...

A great exhibit! Kudos to you all!

Robbi Eklow said...

ooooh, Jeri. Nice quilt! I love it. I'm sorry it took me so long to get here and comment.

Love,
Robbi

Jami Bouvier said...

Wow, thanks for the close-ups on the quilting. So often the quilting is missed unless you are able to see the quilt in person.
Smiles
Jami

Loued007 said...

I miss your quilts!!!!