Sacred Threads Quilts Exhibit comes to Raleigh, NC

The West Raleigh Presbyterian Church is hosting the Sacred Threads Quilts Exhibit in November, December and January. I was happy to recruit two local art quilters to join me in helping the church volunteers hang the show in mid-November and to also get a close up view of each of these beautiful art quilts. A special “thank you” goes out to Barb and Jane. The church has issued a poster, shown below, so visitors can plan their viewing times. Below the poster are photos from groups that have joined me in celebrating the exhibit which features art quilts and their stories based on six themes: Joy, Peace/Brotherhood, Healing, Guilt, Inspiration, and Spirituality.

My art quilt is entitled Le Chêne Chapelle, (the Oak Chapel). You can read more about it here:

https://maryritter.com/2019/04/30/sacred-threads-exhibit/

and

https://maryritter.com/2017/08/24/le-chene-chapelle/

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Bonjour!

My journal for our recent trip to France (Provence-Burgundy-Paris) is ready for your eyes to see. I could not present it as a daily blog because the ship blocked uploading of this sort of genre. So I took notes and spent time this first week home putting it all together. The main audience for it is “me” – it is my record of what we experienced. It all becomes a blur rather quickly unless documented. You can find it at this link: Provence-Burgundy-Paris. I tested it on my laptop and on my iPhone. It takes a few seconds to load the first time, but after that it runs smoothly on both platforms. Once again, merci beaucoup to Michel Etienne, our GCCL guide who worked so diligently to make everything wonderful, and to all the local guides, Robin (French Riviera), Anna (Paris), Gilles (Covered Passages) and more, who made it so enjoyable. Read and enjoy!

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TWO SPECIAL EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES

The STUDIO ART QUILT ASSOCIATES (SAQA) is currently auctioning off donated quilts to raise the funds to support their promulgation of the quilting/fiber arts. I am honored to participate by donating my 12×12″ piece to this effort. It is up for bidding this week. Check it out, along with the other quilts available for bidding/purchase this week. Week Two Auction Quilts

“A BETTER WORLD” is currently on display online. This originated as an invitational exhibit, and again, I was honored to be invited to participate. Forty of the pieces will travel to the International Quilt Show in Houston. If you want to be inspired, read all of the entries into this show of heroes. They are listed in alphabetical order by artists’ last name – mine is in the R category, of course.

“A BETTER WORLD” entry: THE READER
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Quilt and Surface Design Symposium (QSDS)

A group of 120+- gathered at the Columbus (Ohio) College of Art and Design (CCAD) for QSDS last week to study and play under the direction of a variety of art instructors , concentrating on a wide variety of topics. In my class, eight of us were fortunate to work under the guidance, wisdom and frivolity of Deborah Fell. Here are a few photos of the location and people with whom I was directly involved. This experience was so rich with information and quality examples that I could have attended a second week and more. Check it out for 2020 – you will not regret attending QSDS!

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SAQA Benefit Auction Quilt….

Bidding on SAQA art quilt Benefit Auction donations will be September 13 through October 6 at http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

Sweet Nectar – 12″ x 12″
© Mary A Ritter 2019
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PAQA-South ART QUILT dreams

The 2019 International Juried ARTQUILTSdreams is open and will be available for viewing at Page-Walker Gallery and History Center from March 27-May 18. Be sure to call prior to planning to be sure other activities do not prevent viewing (119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC * 919-460-4963) Enjoy viewing Page-Walker Gallery shots, individual photos and statements at the link below. The exhibit is stunning, so if you can see it in person, it is well worth it!

http://paqa-south.org/2019-artquilts-dreams/

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Sacred Threads Exhibit

So pleased…. Le Chêne Chapelle (The Oak Chapel) was accepted into the Sacred Threads show under the category of “Spirituality”. (39″x56″) http://www.sacredthreadsquilts.com

The CHÉNE CHAPPELLE, France: (39”w x 56”h) The Oak Chapel still holds its ground as the priests and worshipers attend to its needs.

SACRED THREADS is exhibited in Herndon, VA (near Washington DC) from July 11-25. Subsequently, I have been notified that it will travel to a variety of venues for two years. So far these venues have been enlisted; more will be added through time. View a slideshow of the traveling exhibit here:http://sacredthreadsquilts.com/html/2019travelexhibit.html

The 2019 travel exhibit is currently committed to these locations:

HeART Gallery, Toledo, OH
September 2019

Flint Festival of Quilts, Flint, MI
October 2019 

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC
November 2019 – January 2020 

First Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC
February 2020 

Ogallala Quilters’ Society Spring Festival, Dimmitt, TX, April 2020 

Southeastern Quilt and Textile Musuem
May – June 2020 

American Quilter’s Society Shows:
Lancaster The Nook, August 5 – 7, 2020
Grand Rapids, August 19 – 22, 2020
Charleston, SC, September 30 – October 2, 2020

Best of the Valley Quilt Show:
Lindsay, CA – April, 2021

Click Here to View a Slideshow of our Tentative 2019 Travel Exhibit.

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