ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Carolina on my Mind

That old James Taylor song has been rattling around in my head since finding out last week that In the Act has been accepted into the Professional Art Quilt Alliance-South (PAQA-South) show in Cary, North Carolina. The theme of this year's show is "Movement", and I thought this piece does show some movement, but also I think the title (which implies action) hints at movement. So far this piece has had a successful life. It was accepted into Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth Memorial Arts Centre this past fall (see my post on Quilts=Art=Quilts), and perhaps most exciting of all, art quilt diva extraordinaire, Hollis Chatelain wrote to me and asked permission to include a photograph of the quilt in a slide lecture she is creating.
It must be spring because lots of quilts are leaving for shows. The following two pieces have left for the Grand National show at the Joseph Schneider Haus Museum in Kitchener, Ontario. This year's theme is "Balancing Act". I do not usually make pieces for specific themes, but rather enter them when I have something that fits the theme (or can be made to fit the theme ;-)). I came up with these two (Act 3 and Standing Still), and entered both just in case one didn't make it in. They were both accepted.
Act 3:
I decided to exhibit Standing Still one more time before it is too old. It was made in 2008.

Now I just need to find a show for Standing Ovation
.I'm working on that one, but for now it will be in the invitational show (teacher's exhibit) at Quilt Canada London.


  1. Your leaves are gorgeous! You captured the light shining through them perfectly. Congrats on being accepted to the PAQA show.

  2. Wow, Hollis Chatelain!!! I'd be framing that letter. Congrats to all your successes.


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