You studied history. Come and view HERstory. Throughout history women struggled to have a voice and we got it in the USA in 1920, the right to vote. Let’s celebrate the amazing things that women everywhere have accomplished since then. We all have women that we admire who are courageous, intelligent and ground-breakers. This exhibit, by 85 artists from seven countries, includes tributes to women well known to us, as well as those who worked behind the scenes. These quilts celebrate strong women who cracked glass ceilings and those who made discoveries. Women who shook the world by breaking into fields previously reserved for men are commemorated, as are those who were the first to do something before any man. Art quilts honor athletes, authors, artists, aviators and astronauts, business leaders, educators, entertainers, mathematicians, scientists, writers, and world leaders.
Curated by Susanne M. Jones
National Parks Exhibit
This special exhibit displays a collection of quilts that were created to celebrate the 2016 Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service. Three quilts are shown for each of the 59 U.S. National Parks. The quilts feature the landscapes, flora and fauna, from acadia in Maine, to American Samoa, and many points in-between. Enjoy the wide range of depictions and interpretations from a broad variety of fiber artists. Some of these artists are members of Quilters Unlimited; other artists reside in other states and countries. Some are internationally-known, others are novice quilters. All of the artists who participated in this project enthusiastically share a passion for America's Best Idea: the National Parks.
Kaffe Faussett Club
Although still on the design wall as a work in progress this Kaffe and Friends quilt, as well as all the class participants quilts, promises to instill wonder in the observer. New techniques are taught each month as well as discussions on color and design. This class will be completed in December of 2017, with a new class and quilt starting in January of 2018. Each maker selects their own fabric, and following the teacher suggestions for the month, completes that monthly section of the quilt. Show and tell the following month takes your breath away. What is shown is creativity at its best. Classes are taught at Elaines quilt shop in Salt Lake City, and My Heritage quilt shop in Ogden, on the second Saturday. Inquiries can be made at both shops.
Featured Artist: Natalia Bonner Exhibit
Natalia Whiting Bonner has enjoyed piecing quilt tops for more than twenty years. She learned how to quilt on her conventional home machine. She felt good about it, but decided that if she really wanted to take her quilting to the next level, she needed to invest in a longarm machine. In 2007, when she was pregnant with her daughter, she got the crazy idea to quit her job as a dental assistant and become a longarm quilter. Without really knowing what a longarm machine was, she spent a day at a longarm dealer’s shop and walked out after purchasing a Gammill machine. Natalia’s passion for quilting and being creative has grown each day since. Whether it’s working on an intense show quilt or a simple baby quilt, Natalia has become a real quilting addict. Come and enjoy some of her quilts on display at the UQSM 2018 Quilt Exhibit.
Color Quilt Collection by Marie Eldredge
I love color. I love bright colors. But it turns out you can have too much of a good thing. I used a layer cake of bright colors to make 6 1/2 inch half square triangles. The fabrics came together, they should all go together in a quilt, right? Wrong! It was all the same value, all too bright. Well, here I am with all of these beautiful, bright blocks, now what? I sorted all of the red blocks into one pile, orange in another, yellow in still another, etc. Now instead of working on one quilt I am working on a whole bunch of bright happy quilts, except now I am adding some lights and mediums. Next step was coming up with different ways to put half square triangles together and finally the fun of quilting each one.
Utah Surface Design Group
USDG was established in the early 1990's as a venue for Utah fiber enthusiasts, textile artists and teachers to share their passion for surface design.
We love textiles! We dye, print, stamp, weave, stitch, embellish, felt, knit, and much more. We enjoy learning and practicing new techniques, taking as much pleasure in the creative process as the finished product. Everyone who loves textiles is welcome to join the USDG.
The 70273 Project
Between January 1940 and August 1941, Nazis murdered 70,273 disabled people. Jeanne Hewell-Chambers is gathering 70,273 quilt blocks from around the world to commemroate each one of those people. www.The70273Project.org
Drips and Splatters Quilt Exhibit
What makes this exhibit so exciting is that the theme, Drips and Splatters, can be expressed as the subject of the quilt or as a process or technique used to create the work of art.
Examples of Drips and Splatters as subject matter are many as they occur everywhere in life. They can be a result of carelessness, as of the coffee sloshing over the side of a cup, sloppy painting, cooking, washing or spilling. They often occur if one is in a hurry or not paying attention. They occur in nature: a little boy jumping through puddles, splashing as he goes, or rain drops falling, or blood splatter.
"Wings" Quilts Exhibit
If I had wings, I'd fly up to heaven.
I'd look down from the clouds, on everything
then I could find all the things we've been missin'. I would have all the answers, if I had wings.
DARIUS C. RUCKER
The textile artist approaches a theme challenge to express their personal style with the emotion attached to the theme.
“Wings” can be etherial such as a structure with which gods, angels, or demons, are provided for the purpose of flying.
Or, the term can be utilitarian and literal: an arm of a human being, especially a baseball player's pitching or throwing arm, a means or instrument of flight, travel, or progress.
Wings are movement...They are winging to the coast or a bird on the wing.
To be under one's wing, under one's protection, care, or patronage comes from the mother bird protecting her young.
Or, maybe the artist will just wing it... improvise.
Snowmen on Parade - Square Corner Quilters
Square Corner Quilters meets at 6:30 on the third Wednesday of each month in the Wasatch Presbyterian Church on the corner of 1700 South and 1700 East. Our group of about 30 members is open and welcoming to both beginner and experienced quilters.
In 2016, under the direction of officers Denise Smith, Eileen Dwyer, and Connie Howard, we did a group challenge, Snowmen on Parade. This pattern is from a Utah designer, Amy McClellan of Under the Garden Moon. To date, seven women have completed their quilts.
As the quilts were completed and brought to our Sew and Tell at our meetings we were amazed. Each of the quilters added their own personal touch to their quilt, changing the order of the rows, using different colors and themes, borders, and quilting. We are pleased to share these quilts at UQSM.
Not So Yellow Mellow
The challenge was to create an art quilt using any subject in yellow. The piece must be at least 50% yellow and read yellow. The full range of values could be used. Use of any greens, yellows, or orange-yellows would be in addition to pure yellow values, not part of the 50%.
4-H Quilt Exhibit
Promoting the art of quilting and sewing while fostering interaction, communication and mentoring between the youth and adults of Utah.
Modern Quilt Guild
What is Modern?
by the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild
As quilters, we all use the same medium - fabric, thread, batting - but we all make unique quilts that answer the question "What is Modern?" Our members make everything from traditionally inspired quilts to improv quilts.This exhibit showcases our members' personal outlook on what modern means to them in their quilts.