Monday, October 27, 2008

New Venue for With One Voice

Another stop has been scheduled for the tour of the With One Voice exhibit.

The show will be at the Saline District Library in Saline, Michigan from August 1 -31, 2009.

The complete tour schedule can be found here. If you are interested in booking the exhibit, please send Lynn an email at

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thank You Gifts

I started mailing out the Thank You gifts today. All of them will go out over the next week or so. Pictured above are all the items included. (Fabric and paper bead colors will vary.)

They include:

  • paper beads

  • a sticker with the With One Voice logo on it

  • cards explaining the 2009 exhibit

Many thanks to all the generous artists who donated product for the packages! I hope you enjoy playing with all your new goodies!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

With One Voice catalog on bestsellers page!

The With One Voice catalog has made it to the Bestseller page on Blurb!

The catalog contains individual photos and artist statements for all 101 art quilts sent in for the 2008 exhibit. Its a permanent record of the outstanding work that was put into making the exhibit a success!

If you'd like to purchase one, visit my bookstore to get a copy of your own!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

With One Voice catalog available for purchase

I am extremely pleased to announce that the print catalog for With One Voice is now available for purchase.

There is a widget in the sidebar that will link you directly to the book or you can click on this link. It is printed through, a print on demand service with excellent quality.

The catalog contains individual photos and artist statements of all 101 art quilts sent in for the exhibit. It also includes the installation shot of the exhibit from the American Sewing Expo.

So why should you purchase the print catalog when there is also an online version? Because the online catalog will only be up for a year. Before the 2009 online catalog is posted, the online 2008 catalog will be archived. This means that the images will be restricted to a thumbnail gallery and the artist statements will no longer be available. The print catalog is your chance to have a permanent record of the exhibit!


Breaking Traditions at Fabrications Retreat

With One Voice traveled to the Fabrications Retreat in Lewiston, Michigan this past weekend. The exhibit hung in the common meeting area.

The work received many compliments and was enjoyed by everyone who attended the retreat!

The exhibit is now home and will travel soon to The Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers, Michigan. Stay tuned for more photos!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

something to be proud of

I just got home a little bit ago from hanging the exhibit at the American Sewing Expo. (A big thanks to Jackie and Mary for helping so much to get the exhibit up.) I have to say that I am so incredibly proud of how it looks hanging. Every artist involved deserves a big pat on the back!

The exhibit looks stunning, its very powerful and as vendors were walking by as they were setting up their booths, many paused to watch as it was going up. Its a strong statement about how much good there really is in this world.

I can't express how grateful I am to everyone involved for their time and care in helping to make this exhibit a HUGE success!!!

Congratulations everyone - we did it!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Final Participation Prize Drawing!

This is the final drawing for Participation prizes. These cool prizes are generously provided by Artgirlz. Each winner will receive two items (the picture above is an example, not necessarily what you will receive) ranging from accordion books to pins to blank books.

The lucky winners are:

Jeanne McBrayer
Mary Dyer
Diane Lochala
Paula Page
June Mears Driedger
Leann Meixner
Catherine Lamkin

Congratulations ladies! :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Participation Prize drawing #4!

This drawing if for two items with the With One Voice logo on it from the Fiberart for a Cause Cafepress shop.

The first item up for grabs is a mug:

Carol Larson is the lucky winner!

The second item is a tote bag and the lucky winner is Rain Gaddis!

Hope you enjoy the prizes!

Participation Prize drawing #3!

This drawing is for gorgeous hand dyed fabric from Gailforces Fabric! Each winner will receive two pack that contain a total of four fat quarters. (The colors above are representative but the colors each person receives will vary.)

The lucky winners of the fabric are:

Linda Frear, Valerie Stiles, Angie Platten and Chris Savage.

Congratulations ladies!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Participation Prize drawing #2!

For today's drawing, there are two $20 gift certificates generously provided by Embellishment Village!

The lucky winners are Edna Patterson-Petty and Lynda Thompson.

Happy shopping ladies! :)

Check back, there will be another drawing tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Participation Prize drawing #1!

Today marks the beginning of the Participation Prize drawings. Up first are two fiber postcards that have been generously donated by Liz Berg.

I shook up the (very) large box full of everyone's name, closed my eyes and picked two. Keep reading to see if you are one of them!

The lucky winner of this fiber postcard is Janice Novachcoff! Congrats Janice!

And the winner of this beautiful fiber postcard is Crane Johnson! Congrats Crane!

Watch the blog for more drawings, you could be a winner next!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sneak Peek winners!

All the artists who had their work featured on the blog as a Sneak Peek were eligible to be entered in a drawing for two beautiful prizes. Everyone's name went into a hat and two were drawn at random.

The prizes for this special drawing were provided by Beth Wheeler. Many thanks to Beth for her generosity and support of this exhibit!

The first piece is based on a photo Beth took and stitched onto a piece of her own rust dyed fabric.

The lucky winner of this piece of artwork is Carol Ann Waugh! Congrats Carol!

The second piece of artwork Beth donated is based on a greeting card from the 1900s. It has a very vintage feel and is just wonderful!

The lucky winner of this piece of artwork is Linda Boone Laird! Congrats Linda!

Stay tuned for more drawings soon!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Announcing the 2008 Exhibit Favorite!

It was a very difficult decision to make as there is so much excellent work in this exhibit but I am very excited to announce the 2008 Exhibit Favorite!

Terry, Della, Diana
Roxane Stoner
Eagle River, Alaska

Artist statement: In my little community of Eagle River, Alaska, three women have shown up every time someone was needed. They are the first to volunteer when others are running away. They find ways to make things happen. They have made hundreds of quilts for homeless children, hats for cancer patients, shawls, and blankets... No matter how busy and challenging their personal lives are they are looking after the well being of family, friends and others. They are an inspiration to me and every one that knows them. They are part of thousands of unsung heroes around the world symbolized by "One Voice" that travels through the human spirit toward hope and a brighter future.


Roxane has won a yard of hand dyed fabric from Carol Larson, Beth Wheeler's book "Altered Photo Artistry, a $20 gift certificate to Embellishment Village and the opportunity to participate in the Fiberart for a Cause 2009 Invitational Reverse Auction.

Roxane's quilt will also appear on the cover of the print catalog as well as being featured as the first quilt in the online catalog.

Stay tuned, more prizes will be announced soon!

Monday, September 8, 2008

A different kind of preview

These are the panels that will soon have all the artwork pinned to them for the exhibit. I just finished stitching the last label on today.

In all there are 18 that will each hold six quilts. What a turn out!

Stay tuned as the drawings for prizes will begin shortly!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another preview!

I am in full on photo mode with the quilts so thought I would post another preview!


Still I Rise
Cathy Ortelle

Artist statement: Maya Angelou has a very distinctive voice. I immediately recognize it. More importantly, her words speak volumes and help guide the reader to become a better person and recognize the injustices in this world. If we could all speak "with one voice" the world might be a better place.

Friday, August 15, 2008

NEW Sneak Peek!

Here is another sneak peek of a beautiful art quilt sent in for the exhibit. This one is from Carol Ann Waugh and honors Project Angel Heart.

Thanks Carol!

Project Angel Heart
Carol Ann Waugh

Artist statement: Project Angel Heart promotes the health, dignity and self-sufficiency of people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing nutritous, home-delivered meals with care and compassion.

I was a volunteer driver to deliver these meals for about a year and as I rang the bell to deliver the meals, I will never forget the look of hope and gratitude on the faces of the people who received the food. Project Angel Heart relies on many volunteers to cook and deliver meals. In 2006, 4,000 volunteers prepared, packaged, and delivered 318,627 meals to 1,392 clients. Together, these people combine into one voice to truly make a tangible difference in people's lives every day.

Previous Sneak Peeks

This post collects all of the Sneak Peek posts from my personal blog so far for the 2008 exhibit.


Do Small Things with Great Love
Linda Boone Laird

Good deeds don't have to be great deeds to be worthwhile. All of us have the chance to do the small things of our daily lives with indifference, or with love.

A Mother's Voice
Jeanelle McCall

Artist statement: 'One Voice' who enriches our lives is the voice of a mother. Her influence is fundamental in shaping all that touches us and all that we do. Passion, strength and wisdom are her beauty.

This piece has several layers of various fabrics and stitching honoring the many depths of motherhood that may go unnoticed unless one pays close attention.

This little quilt is a portrait of my mother, Sarah Belle.

We're Not Just Women, We are Moms
Jackie Lams

Artist statement: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader I have been a part of my MOPS group since 2004. They have touched my life, given me everlasting friendships, unconditional love and support and made me a better person.

Robin Remembers
Crane Johnson

Artist statement: The familiar song and sighting of the Robin is known all over as the first harbinger of spring. One morning a tree in our back yard filled with over 100 Robins. It was an amazing sight and sound. While I've always appreciated the role of birds in our ecosystem, this was a unique view into their social relationships. With One Voice they sang and with one community they hungrily ate insects off my trees. (photo and haiku by Don Jonhson)

Making the Mundane Beautiful
Beth Shibley

Artist statement: This quilt honors foster parents who care for children with understanding, patience and love.

Safe Haven
Judi Corrado

Artist statement: Safe Haven honors the volunteers and community agencies that provide refuge for women and children of domestic violence. It is important to provide an alternative to these families.

Blue Dog with Red Bone
Paula Page

Artist Statement: My tribute to our four legged friends who give us unconditional love, loyalty and companionship; to the service dogs who improve the life of those they assist and to all the shelter workers who volunteer their time to better the lives of homeless animals.