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October 21 2017 – January 7, 2018

Interpretations: Conversations

Interpretations: Conversations is an international juried exhibition presented by Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles, October 21, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Visions Art Museum is a program of Quilt San Diego, a non-profit organization, established in 1985 to promote contemporary quilts and quilt artists. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. Cash awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, October 21, 2017. A full color publication will accompany the exhibition.

January 21 – April 2, 2017

Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame focuses on the figure with works that convey a range of emotions. Featured artists are Alice Beasley, Jennifer Day, Sherry Davis Kleinman, Lori Lupe Pelish, Susan Polansky and Joan Sowada. *Photo Credit: “No One But You” by Susan V. Polansky (detail)

April 2, 2017

Ghanaian Textiles from Kente to Wax Prints

A visual presentation with UCSD scholar Boatema Boateng, PhD about Ghanaian textiles that include kente “prestige cloth,” adinkra funeral cloth, and the wax prints originally introduced by the Dutch from Indonesia and now regarded as “African” fabric. Dr. Boateng will describe the historical processes by which these became socially important Ghanaian textiles, and their uses in clothing and quilting in Ghana and the U.S.

March 13, 2017

To Bead or Not to Bead

Join Lisa Yoder for a 3-hour class that Lisa calls Beading 101. Lisa says, “I will teach you the basics of beading on fabric one bead at a time. I will show samples of my hand stitched and beaded art quilts so you can see how I incorporate beads into my fiber art. This class is for beginners who have patience, a love of hand work and good eye sight (with or without corrective lenses).” *Photo Credit: “Beaded Circles” by Lisa Yoder