The Special Exhibits for this year's show highlight and celebrate the work from Texas quilters. From new quilters representing Modern Quilt Guilds throughout Texas to some of our state's premier master quilters , we are proud to bring the best of Texas quilting to show attendees this year. We hope you enjoy the diversity, creativity and artistry of these amazing exhibits.
On loan to us from the Texas Quilt Museum (www.texasquiltmuseum.org ), the Guild is honored to present Modern Masterpieces by Texas Quilters, 1989-2010. Modern Masterpieces presents 20 works by Texas artists, completed between 1989 and 2010. These talented quilters present a variety of themes, including gardens, fishing, and heavenly stars. With bold new interpretations of old favorites, the quilters in this exhibition demonstrate that quilt making in the Lone Star state continues to flourish. For more information on the exhibition, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Guild is proud to present this exhibit by one of our own, Barbara Oliver Hartman, a Quilter's Guild of Dallas member since 1983 and nationally recognized quilt artist. This exhibit of over 30 quilts is a testament to the artistry and creativity of Barbara's work. As a native of Yuma, Arizona, Barbara's original designs combine contemporary southwestern flavor with Amish and art deco style. As an outlet for self-expression, the work Barbara is doing today reflects her attitudes about herself, life in general, with a little social commentary added for good measure.
Award-winning quilts by Barbara have been exhibited in many quilt shows around the country. She has been juried into Visions: San Diego and Quilt National numerous times. Through invitation or the jury process, she has also participated in many shows at museums and art centers nationwide. Barbara lives and creates at her studio in Flower Mound, Texas with her husband Bob. (www.barbaraoliverhartman.com)
In keeping with our theme celebrating Texas Quilters, we are honored to present the work of quilters representing the Modern Quilt Guilds in our state. The Guild enthusiastically embraces the creativity and energy of the quilting and the friendship bonds being formed in the various Modern Quilt Guilds across the state. We applaud this new generation of quilters as they create modern and contemporary expressions of this traditional craft.
The Modern Quilt Guild represents over 100 local guilds worldwide, with six guilds in Texas. From the Modern Quilt Guild website,"We define modern quilts as quilts that are functional, include bold colors, and are inspired by modern design. Minimalism, asymmetry expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics."
Join the Quilter's Guild of Dallas in welcoming the Modern Quilt Guilds of Texas and stop by the exhibit to learn more about the different Modern Quilt Guilds throughout the state. (www.themodernquiltguild.com)
Every other year, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) invites quilters around the state to pick up their needles and accept a challenge: design a block adhering to a theme using Texas natural fibers. Without fail, talented participants answer the call, and TDA receives numerous worthy submissions. Contest participants use Texas natural fibers - cotton, wool and leather - to create a quilt block design. A panel of judges selects the winning entries, which are then combined to create the quilts that make up the TDA Quilt Collection and become part of TDA's natural fiber exhibition.
The TDA quilts are displayed at the State Fair of Texas every other year, representing the work of quilters from across the state. The Guild is proud to present nine quilts from the TDA quilt collection, beginning with the first quilt created in 1997. You will find the 2012 TDA quilt entered in the show this year in the Group Quilt category. For more information or to participate in future TDA quilts, visit (www.gotexan.org/ExperienceGOTEXAN/TheTDAQuiltCollection.aspx).
The Material Mavens is an internet art quilting group of fourteen women from four different states (Alaska, California, Massachusetts, and Texas). Three art quilters from Waco, Texas, formed the group, after being inspired by the book TWELVE BY TWELVE. The Material Mavens decided to construct 12" x 12" quilts every two months, basing them on themes chosen alternately by the members, with the quilts being posted on a group blog. Over the course of nearly two years members have made as many as nine quilts each. The themes on which the quilts were based varied from the abstract to the concrete. Quilts must be three layers, edge-finished in some way, and quilted either by machine or by hand.
The Guild is proud to present a selection of quilts created by the Texas quilters of The Material Mavens. Each exhibitor has selected five of their favorite quilts from across the nine themes to date. Their blog, The Material Mavens, is open to all and can be found at www.thematerialmavens.blogspot.com.
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Member Preview Party and Awards Ceremony, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.