Friday, September 25, 2009

"Home" debuts at the American Sewing Expo

The 2009 Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit, "Home", is now hanging at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan. The expo runs from September 25-September 27.

The exhibit features 84 art quilts honoring the qualities and special moments that define what a home means. Through the hard work of the 73 artists involved, $795 was raised for Bernie Berlin's A Place to Bark, an animal shelter that helps find forever homes for abused and abandoned animals.

Every year I am honored and privileged to curate this exhibit. Its amazing to see the same artists year after year and meet new ones. This exhibit and the artists involved bring me a tremendous amount of joy.

I hope you enjoy it too!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2009 Exhibit Favorite

2009 Exhibit Favorite

Rooted IX
Kristin LaFlamme
Waipahu, Hawaii

I am very pleased to announce the 2009 Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit. This year's artwork comes from Kristin LaFlamme in Waipahu, Hawaii. Congratulations Kristin! As the exhibit favorite, Kristin will receive the following Prize Package:

A copy of Jane Davila & Elin Waterston's new book, Art Quilts at Play

A package of TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) from Lesley Riley

Stewart Gill paints from Artist Cellar

The Exhibit Favorite will be featured on the print catalog for the exhibit

And I'm also very pleased to announce the Totals for this year:

73 artists
84 art quilts
$795 raised in donations

The money will go toward ensuring a loving, safe, secure future for abandoned and abused animals taken into Bernie Berlin's shelter, A Place to Bark.

Many, many thanks to everyone who participated! Winners of the Participation Prizes will be announced here in the upcoming weeks so check back often. Catalogs (both online and print) are in the works and will be announced soon.

Details are currently being worked out for the 2010 exhibit and will be announced by the end of 2009. We hope you will join us again next year!!!