My friends and I were invited to take part in this amazing Fiber Art Challenge. The Exhibit is currently on display at Aunt Annie's Quilts & Silks in Avon, Minneosta. It will then be on exhibit at the Minnesota Quilt Show in Rochester, MN from June 14-16, 2012.
Earth From Above Challenge
"Wouldn't that make a great quilt? Oh, and this one, and this one..." was my response after serendipitously finding a copy of Earth From Above by Yann Arthus-Bertrand on the donation/sale cart at my local library.
I brought it with me on my next trip to Aunt Annie's Quilt SHop in Avon (MN). Such and inspiration has to be shared. Inspiration has spread at the feverish pace -- more than 40 artists have taken at least one page out of the now three versions we have of this series of books.
The guideline were simple: make a piece of art inspired by, but not duplicating a page from one of the books. Keep is "smallish" and have it ready to hang by Feb. 15. Aunt Annie's will be the site of it's first showing. We can hardly wait to see what comes...
To date, we have over 60 pieces on display at Aunt Annie's. During the month of April and May, they will be on display at the Wait Park branch of Great River Regional Library. From June 13-16, they will be a special exhibit at the Minnesota Quilt Show in Rochester. Plans are being made to send this exhibit to other locations.
-Caron Lage and Lucy Senstad
This is Lucy. She is owner of Aunt Annie's Quilts & Silks in Avon, Minnesota. Really cool quilt shop with interesting fabrics and a welcoming atmosphere. And cool music.
Here are four of the six fiber artists who make up the group "Fabulous Five (and a half)". We jumped in the car on this amazingly warm day and took a road trip to see this exhibit. Left to right: Kathy Bardolph, Joanne Wotczak, Caronlina Warner, Carolyn Abbott.
This is Kathy Carney, the fifth person:
I will show the photo from the book that inspired us, followed by the Fiber Art Piece:
(click on the images to see them larger)