A special Expo Patchwork & Quilt Special Exhibit was held this past weekend at The World Trade Center in Mexico City. One of the exhibits was a series of works created by the 15 members of a group I belong to called Fifteen by Fifteen.
Fifteen by Fifteen is a group of like-minded textile artists from various places throughout the world, who have come together to participate in an art quilt challenge. Our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting, the desire to learn and experiment, and most importantly share and grow.
Below are images from the exhibit. One of the members, Genevieve Guadalupe is shown explaining about the artwork and about our group. I made the series of Cats, which are shown in detail on my website: Black and White Cat, Abstract Cat and Complementary Colors Cat.
The 15 artists:
- Joan Brailsford – United Kingdom
- Maryte Collard – Lithuania
- Chantal Guillermet – France
- Genevieve Guadalupe – South America
- Helen Hazon – United Kingdom
- Greetje Hein – The Netherlands
- Caro Higgs – France
- Eke Krug – Norway
- Els Mommers – Dutch Caribbean
- Cindy Kaye Richard – Israel
- Sonia Flores Ruiz – Mexico
- Susan Slesinger – United States of America
- Ann Turley – Unites States of America
- Bozena Wojtaszek – Poland
- Paoli Zanda – Switzerland
Visit the Fifteen by Fifteen website.
I had the pleasure to attend the International Quilt festival in Houston this year. If you have ever been to a quilt festival, you know it can be a very intense experience. Multiply that experience 100-fold and you will begin to understand what the Houston festival is like.
Rainbow of Colors at the Jerusalem Market. W: 48 in x H: 42 in. 2014.
My piece, Rainbows of the Jerusalem Market, is included in the wonderful exhibit, Color Palette, which opened on Friday, 8 May 2015. The exhibit, which will run for the month of May, is being shown at the gallery overlooking the Kineret in Beit Gavriel, Israel. The exquisite art is shown in lovely light across from a luscious view of the Sea of Galilee. The exhibit is run by the Israel Quilters Association .
There is a an upcoming Fiber Art exhibit in Greater Hartford at the Mandell JCC, Chase Family Gallery.
The theme is Connecting Threads of Jewish artists around the world. The curator, Diane Cohen, made a promo video to show the exhibit quickly. Here is a link to the video.
Video of the exhibit
The exhibit runs from July 8 — Aug 31.
335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Opening July 8 6-8pm
I am especially excited because I have 6 pieces in the exhibit! (Check out the top left piece on the poster!)
Come visit and enjoy.
Holy Land Poppies. W: 19 in x H: 16 in. 2013
Quilting Arts Magazine ran a Reader’s Challenge: Come up with a quilt that fits the theme “In the Garden”. There were more than 150 submissions and 12 “winners”. My quilt, “Wild Poppies” made the cut and appears in the June-July 2014 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.
Winter is a great time to challenge myself. I hate the cold and prefer to hybrinate inside next to my warm… sewing machine.
I finally decided to start taking drawing classes and they have really made a difference. I have learned a ton about perspective and rules of drawing. I drew a self portrait, which everyone agrees looks like someone or everyone in my family. I think it’s a great start! Naomi Ocean, my art teacher and Riki Metz my fellow art student are both incredibly supportive and share so much knowledge. Thanks you guys!
The Summer 2013 Barnard magazine has a call for entry section and this issue features a photo of my “In the Forest” quilt. It’s a full page photo with a byline… Cindy Kaye Richard ’82… cindyrquilts.com
I got a charge from seeing it in print and I thought I would share. Thanks! Cindy
Forest landscape quilt featured in Barnard Magazine.
Color can evoke emotion in art. That is the theme of my latest work, “Tango Dancers”. Can you feel the extreme heat from the warm colors as well as the movement of the dancers?
To evoke passion and excitement, I used many values from the warm range of the color wheel. I think the varying values helped add contrast and made the background pop.
The focus of the piece is a pair of tango dancers in silhouette. I thread painted their musculature using warm colored thread. I layered another layer of batting behind the figures so they would also pop.
If the quilt is accepted, it will travel around the US for the next year as part of a SAQA exhibit, so wish me luck!
Dimensions: 38.25″ x 29″
Materials: Cotton fabric, cotton / polyester batting, interfacing, cotton thread
Kibbutz Shluchot. W: 35.5 in x H: 51 in. 2012.
I am very excited to report my quilt, The fields of Kibbutz Shluhot, which I created in 2010 for the 100 Years of Kibbutz anniversary, has been selected to be part of the International Quilt festival in Beaujolais, outside Lyon, France, 18 – 21 April 2013. The French committee selected my quilt together with 29 other quilts from the Israel Quilters Association to be shown in this exhibit. You can see more about the exhibit by visiting their site:
Quilt Expo at Beaujolais
The quilt reveals a scene in northern Israel of Kibbutz Shluhot overlooking Mt Gilboa, which is very special to me because it reminds me of 30 years ago when I volunteered on this kibbutz. I tried to convey the quiet and serenity of the scene in my quilt.
I created this quilted fabric art using raw-edge applique and many different cotton fabrics as well as “snippets” of fabrics and yarns. The date trees were hand sewn and the fence is made of yarn. I thread painted using all different threads to embellish the piece and finally I machine quilted the layers into a magical quilt that hangs on the wall.
130cm h x 90cm w / 51″ x 35.5″