ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Good News for Curtain Call 2

Curtain Call 2

Last week I was surprised by some very good news.  "Curtain Call 2" has been selected for a "cash award" in the "Art-Naturescapes" category of the International Quilt Association's show in Houston, Texas. The exact nature of the award will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on October 29.  Unfortunately I will not be able to attend to receive the award in person.  More information to follow. A few days ago I also received the news that "Curtain Call 2" will be one of the quilts featured in the International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene magazine. This magazine is dedicated to the quilts and happenings of the International Quilt Festival.  I have seen it available at Chapters stores here in Canada in previous years.
If you would like to own a little piece of this series, "Curtain Call 3", below, will be up for auction in the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) annual fund-raising auction on Monday, September 23.  

Curtain Call 3

I am currently preparing for a busy month of teaching and travel. My Art Quilt Series starts here in Ottawa at The Running Stitch on Sunday, September 22. I will be teaching for three days (October 4, 5 and 6) at Cherry Tree Quilts in Summerland, British Columbia.  A few days of vacation will be added to spend some time enjoying the Okanagan Valley. My week-long dyeing class "Dyeing to Quilt" takes place October 21-25 at the Haliburton School of the Arts. I am busy revising notes, inventorying patterns, getting copies made, reviewing my dyeing processes, and beginning to pack. I am also working on some new patterns and starting to give thought to a simple pattern for my first line of commercial fabrics. I am still not revealing the name of the company until I have some concrete details to share.

The weather has been just gorgeous here and the trees are starting to turn. My husband took this photo last weekend. I hope to carve out a day to spend seeing and photographing autumn this coming week.


  1. Congratulations Elaine, so happy for you!

  2. Congratulations Elaine. Wonderful news from IQF in Houston.

  3. Congratulations many times over, Elaine! Your work is beautiful and the awards are well deserved. :-)

  4. Congratulations, Elaine. I was hoping to see you at the awards ceremony. I'm a winner, too.


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