ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Quilts = Art = Quilts 2015

I am pleased to share that this year I had a quilt accepted to the Quilts=Art=Quilts show at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. The opening reception took place this past Friday, October 30. Yes, "Encore" is back from its travels in Europe, and will be hanging at this show until January 3, 2016.

More information about the show is available here. There is a video of the show at this link.

My teaching schedule is slowing down at this time of year, so I am going to have some time in the studio. So far this past week I've gone through a lot of images and pulled a lot of fabrics for possible use. It has been so long since I've made new work that I'm feeling rather paralyzed. Yes, I have lots of ideas, but all of them either feel overwhelming or too similar to what I've done before. Hopefully I will get warmed up soon :-) On the other hand, taking a rest isn't such a bad idea, is it?

On Saturday I'll be teaching a workshop for the Upper Canada Quilt Guild, who meet in Prescott, Ontario. Then stay tuned for new work over the next few weeks.

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on having a quilt accepted in New York. You've been so busy teaching and inspiring others that it must seem surreal to all of a sudden be in your studio, on your own. And, yes, taking some time to rest is a good idea.

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    1. Thank you so much Jo for your congratulations. Yes it is a bit surreal being in my studio ;-)

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    2. Thank you so much Jo for your congratulations. Yes it is a bit surreal being in my studio ;-)

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  2. I'll bet your studio is saying, "Welcome back!" ;-) It is a comfort for those of us with fewer years of creating original work under our belts, to know that you too suffer 'paralysis' from time to time (grin). I'll bet, though, that all that fabric fondling, plus a bit of sketching and sample-making will have you humming with new work again soon!

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    1. I think it is a common thing to suffer paralysis Margaret. It is part of the process. The fear that the next piece won't live up to our expectations.

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  3. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Elaine! You DEFINITELY deserve the honour. Enjoy!! I know the feeling of starting up again after a hiatus. We'll get there! Congrats again🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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    1. Thank you Carolynn :-) Yes, we will get there!

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